What is Abdominoplasty?
If sit-ups and crunches are not giving you the midsection you want, you may be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin for a flatter abdomen. It also tightens muscles in the abdominal wall. The best candidates for the procedure will be in good health. It is an ideal procedure for women who want to tighten their abdominal muscles and reduce excess skin after pregnancy. It is also important that you are at a stable weight and have realistic expectations.
What are the Benefits?
Aside from a flatter tummy, this procedure can improve posture. Weak abdominal muscles can cause poor posture, and many women notice that their posture significantly improves after having an abdominoplasty.
What to Expect
To prepare for a tummy tuck, you will need to have a medical evaluation and lab testing. You should also refrain from anti-inflammatory medications. The procedure will be carried out at our office. During the procedure, openings will be made to remove excess skin and fat between the navel and hips. The abdominal muscles will be tightened, and your navel may be repositioned.
After the surgery, bandages or dressings will be applied to the site, and you may need to wear a compression garment to promote healing. It is important that you follow all postoperative instructions during recovery. We will provide you with information that includes:
- How to care for your surgery site
- When you need to have your postoperative visit
- How long you need to wear your compression garment;
- How much you should rest
After a few weeks, you should be back to normal. Most individuals can resume driving and work two weeks after the surgery.
Get In Touch for More Information
Would you like to find out more about abdominoplasty? If so, we welcome you to reach out and make an appointment with Huntington Women’s Health. At our convenient location in Huntington, NY, our friendly team of experienced professionals will be pleased to explain the ins and outs of this procedure and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!