It’s inevitable - the appearance of your stomach will go through natural changes throughout your lifetime. Whether it’s from weight gain, genetics, or pregnancy, your tummy might not look or feel like it used to. With a tummy tuck procedure, reclaiming the stomach you once loved is possible.
How it works
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) rejuvenates the abdominal muscles by tightening and removing excess fatty tissue and skin to improve your body contour. Liposuction is also used to refine results. The procedure itself is conducted under general anesthesia and typically takes two to four hours.
The goal of a tummy tuck is to provide you with a narrow, flat, and well-defined abdomen. To achieve optimal results, you must maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine following your operation.
What to expect
While a tummy tuck can be transformative and exciting, you must be patient with your body as it heals. Discomfort and swelling are common immediately after surgery and are treated with medication. Swelling reduces after six weeks, and the final result will surface in approximately six months. To avoid complications, wait between two and four weeks before returning to work and avoid heavy lifting for six weeks.