Not feeling like your body is swimsuit-ready? Consider abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck. This treatment will remove excess skin on the abdomen, leaving your stomach looking and feeling smoother. Having this procedure done can be very beneficial to women after pregnancy. It can also help those who have lost a great deal of weight and are left with extra skin as a result.
How Does an Abdominoplasty Work?
Prior to beginning, the skin to be removed is carefully marked. This is a form of cosmetic surgery that is done under general anesthesia. Excess skin is pulled tight and removed. At the same time, the muscles are tightened if necessary. Underlying fatty tissue is removed at the same time in order to give you the best possible results.
It is a common misconception that the belly button is somehow removed during this procedure. It is entirely possible that your belly button will look different after your procedure, but our surgeon will make sure to make it appear as natural and attractive as possible.
What Happens After Abdominoplasty?
You will have to wear a compression garment for a set amount of time after your surgery. In most cases, limited activity may be resumed in the days after your abdominoplasty. You can expect to resume most normal activities in the weeks after the surgery. It will be important to walk around daily to prevent issues from forming.
A specific aftercare protocol will be created for you, based on your health and the extensiveness of your surgery. Assuming there is no significant weight gain after your abdominoplasty, you should enjoy a firmer, flatter, smoother stomach for years to come.
Schedule your consultation with us at Huntington Women’s Health in Huntington. We would be happy to answer your questions and begin working on a customized treatment plan. Abdominoplasty just may be the perfect option to help you regain your body confidence. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!