What is a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty surgery, commonly known as Tummy Tuck surgery, is a body contouring procedure designed to create a slimmer, firmer midsection. There are many factors, including include pregnancy, dramatic weight gain or loss, age, and genetics, that contribute to excess fat and skin around the waistline.
For many people who consider Tummy Tuck surgery, no amount of diet or exercise will ever achieve the slim, tight look they desire. Proper diet and exercise are important to the overall health of a patient and, when used in conjunction with the Tummy Tuck procedure, the results can be amazing and long-lasting.
How is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Done?
During the procedure, Dr. Vasquez will create a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen, just above the public hairline. This allows the scar to be hidden under bikini bottoms or underwear. The abdominal skin will be lifted, and any underlying weakened abdominal muscles repaired. In some cases, a second incision around the belly button may be required to remove further excess skin. The remaining skin will then be pulled down over the abdomen, and sutures placed. Some patients may also consider a No Drain Tummy Tuck.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Following tummy tuck surgery, your incisions will be wrapped in dressings or bandages. You may also have tubes placed to collect any excess fluids during recovery. It is important to follow Connecticut Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vasquez’s specific post-operative instructions to ensure optimal healing. Following surgery, patients will experience a tighter and more toned midsection.
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