What is the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?
Liposuction addresses excess fat, removing it through the use of a cannula, or slender suctioning tube. Abdominoplasty, on the other hand, can address loose, drooping skin and weakened six-pack muscles. It can also improve the appearance of the belly button.
What can I expect in terms of scarring after abdominoplasty?
Tummy tuck surgery typically has a scar that stretches from hip to hip but is well-hidden within the bikini or panty line. We will recommend scar creams and laser therapy that can help fade your incision. It’s essential that you wear sunscreen for the first few months as your skin heals.
Can I combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?
Yes! Abdominoplasty is often combined with liposuction and a mommy makeover to effect comprehensive improvement in the physique.
Can I get pregnant or have children after a tummy tuck?0
There is no reason why you wouldn’t be able to have children after a tummy tuck. However, most surgeons do not recommend this due to the fact that pregnancy can distort the body and potentially result in the need for a revision procedure.
Will a tummy tuck help get rid of stretch marks?
Stretch marks located on the lower abdomen can be addressed with abdominoplasty. Those located above the navel may remain. The skin tightening that occurs with a tummy tuck will help to improve the appearance of the marks left behind, however.
Will I have drains after my surgery?
Drains may be necessary after surgery to escort excess fluids and blood out of the body. They are typically left in place for around one week.
How long does a tummy tuck take?
The entire tummy tuck procedure usually takes from two to four hours. The time necessary for your abdominoplasty procedure will depend on how extensive your surgery needs to be.
What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck?
During tummy tuck recovery, you will be limited in your activities for the first couple of weeks following surgery. By four to six weeks, you should be cleared to return to your normal daily activities. Our team will follow you closely to make sure you are healing appropriately and to help guide your recovery process.