The abdominal area is a problem area for many men and women. As we get older, fat tends to concentrate here. The frustrating part is that fat in this area is often diet and exercise-resistant. In addition to stubborn fat in the belly, many women have experienced negative aesthetic changes to their tummies after pregnancy. Weight loss can also leave you with loose skin in the mid-section. What can you do to improve the appearance of your belly? Come into Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg and ask about the tummy tuck. This procedure can remove stubborn belly fat, tighten up abdominal muscles, and restore a flattened appearance to your middle. Call 540-371-7730 for more information today.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck—also called abdominoplasty—is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the abdominal area. This procedure removes excess skin and fat, tightens up muscles and skin, and restores the appearance of the abdominal area. It is a very popular addition to a Mommy Makeover and a common procedure after significant weight loss. We also offer a mini-tummy tuck for patients who are close to their ideal weight, but would like to tighten up some excess skin.
During a tummy tuck, an incision is made on the lower abdomen. This incision is typically made rather low so it can be hidden under underwear or a bikini bottom. Liposuction may be performed to remove excess fat in the area. Excess skin and fat are removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened (pregnancy is a common cause of loose, stretched out abdominal muscles). This procedure provides quick improvement in the appearance of the abdominal area, which is why it is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States.
After a Tummy Tuck – What’s Recovery Like?
You should be able to go home the same day as your tummy tuck to recover in the comfort of your own home. You may initially have difficulty standing, but we encourage you to start walking short distances as soon as you can. You’ll be given medication to control any pain and discomfort as you recover. We even have options for patients who can’t use opioid painkillers.
You can return to work as soon as you’re comfortable. Some patients miss about a week, but others find they need more time. We’ll be there to answer questions and assess your progress throughout the recovery process.
Restore a flat, tight belly with a tummy tuck. Ask us about this procedure today!