Consider a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) if you have loose, sagging abdominal skin frequently associated with the relaxation of the stomach muscles (most common in women who have had multiple pregnancies or prior surgery). Tummy tuck surgery can also help if you are unable to tighten your abdominal skin with exercise or have excess skin or stretch marks. A full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) will give you a smoother, flatter stomach returning your youthful figure. Something also to consider is LIPO360.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is usually performed under general anesthesia. There are a variety of different types of abdominoplasties that can be done as Dr. Sheilah A. Lynch will discuss this with you at your consultation. Mini-abdominoplasties can sometimes be performed under sedation and local anesthesia.
Types of Tummy Tuck Surgeries:
• Mini Abdominoplasty
Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery addresses the lower portion of the abdomen and has the shortest incision. Liposuction is usually performed in the upper and lower abdomen but skin is only removed from the lower abdomen.
• Standard Abdominoplasty
Standard Tummy Tuck Surgery helps with the upper and lower abdomen and includes tightening of the muscles, removal of excess skin, and liposuction for contouring. The incision for this procedure is low and usually stays within the hip bones.
• Extended Abdominoplasty
Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery addressees all the same things as standard abdominoplasty, but also removes additional excess skin of the flanks/hips region. This procedure is usually reserved for those that have had massive weight loss. This incision is the longest and extends beyond the hip bones and onto the hip (hidden in the bikini line).
Abdominoplasty usually requires more time for your recovery. Most patients can start moving and walking within one to two days. Light activity is comfortable in 3 to 5 days. Stationary bike and walking on a treadmill or outside is comfortable at 2 weeks and running, jogging and higher impact sports will not be comfortable for about 4 weeks.
Additional Plastic Surgery That Be Combined With A Tummy Tuck Procedure. Additional plastic surgery procedures can enhance the results of your tummy tuck include liposuction, breast procedures, or a thigh lift.
Unfortunately, tummy tuck surgery is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and therefore is not covered by health insurance. To find out more about our plastic surgery payment plans and financing options, please CLICK HERE
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