What Is Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles to create a smoother, firmer, and more toned appearance. At the One Clinic, our expert surgeons can customize the tummy tuck procedure to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals.
Our tummy tuck treatment options include:
Full Tummy Tuck: This technique involves making an incision across the lower abdomen, from hip to hip, and a second incision around the belly button. This approach allows for the most comprehensive removal of excess skin and fat and the tightening of the upper and lower abdominal muscles.
Mini Tummy Tuck: This technique involves making a smaller incision across the lower abdomen and is typically recommended for patients with only a tiny amount of excess skin and fat below the belly button.
The tummy tuck can create a flatter, toned, attractive abdominal profile. By improving the abdomen’s appearance, the tummy tuck can help patients feel more confident and comfortable with their bodies. This treatment can also enhance the strength and function of the abdominal muscles, positively impacting posture and core strength.
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are people who are unhappy with the appearance of their abdomen. A tummy tuck is particularly effective for individuals who have:
Loose or sagging abdominal skin
Excess fat in the abdomen
Weak or separated abdominal muscles
Stretch marks or other skin irregularities in the abdominal area
It’s important to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks after the procedure to give the body enough time for healing. However, most patients can return to work and normal activities within 2-4 weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is tummy tuck safe?
Tummy tuck surgery is safe when done by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. The patient should follow the surgeon’s custom pre-operation and post-operation instructions to ensure successful results and a speedy recovery.
How long does a tummy tuck last?
A tummy tuck procedure may last from two to three hours, depending on the cosmetic surgery type. A full abdominoplasty lasts longer than a mini abdominoplasty. The surgeon will let you know all about the specifics of the operation and how long it will take during the pre-op consultations.
Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?
Yes, tummy tucks can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation in what is commonly referred to as a “mommy makeover.”
How long do the results of a tummy tuck last?
The results of a tummy tuck last for a long time, but they can be affected by significant weight gain or pregnancy. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results.