Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reshape and firm the abdomen. It involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.

There are two broad variatied of abdominoplasty:

* Complete. Requires from about two to five hours
* Partial. Requires from about one to two hours

Recovery from a complete abdominoplasty can take from four to six weeks and patients are advised to take this recovery time off from work. For the first ten days, a patient may experience bruising and discomfort. A supportive abdominal binder is normally worn to ensure proper healing. Patients are advised not to smoke during recovery.

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