Tummy Tuck


Body Procedures

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

An abdominoplasty, which is commonly known as a tummy tuck, creates a trimmer, flatter contour by tightening loose abdominal muscles and bringing them back into the midline as well as removing the excess skin and fat which lies above.

You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have the following:


  • Restore the position of weak or sagging abdominal muscles back to their natural position in the midline

  • Remove stubborn abdominal fatty deposits

A TUMMY TUCK CAN:


  • Restore the position of weak or sagging abdominal muscles back to their natural position in the midline

  • Remove stubborn abdominal fatty deposits

  • Tighten and smooth loose abdominal skin

  • Firm and flatten the body after pregnancy or weight loss

There are three different components to a tummy tuck:

Muscle tightening
Weight fluctuations and childbearing can stretch and separate the abdominal muscles in the midline causing a bulge. During a tummy tuck these are restored to their natural position by binding them together for a flatter, tighter contour.

Fat removal
Liposuction is used during a tummy tuck to give a smoother result and to show off the underlying muscle tone.

Skin tightening
Muscle tightening and fat removal results in a tight and flat abdomen as well as a slimmer waistline. To enhance this effect, the excess skin is tightened and trimmed away and the belly button is repositioned so that it stays in its original place.

Generally a tummy tuck is done under general anaesthesia. Depending on your recovery, an overnight stay may be required, particularly when it is combined with other procedures. The emphasis is on your safety and the importance of walking and performing moderate daily activities early on in your recovery cannot be overemphasized. A return to more normal activity takes around 1-2 weeks. A light compression garment may be recommended during your recovery to help reduce fluid retention and shape your flatter abdomen.

Results can be long-term, but weight loss, weight gain or pregnancy may alter your appearance.

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