Abdominoplasty and Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure used to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove loose skin. The procedure is effective for improving the contour of the lower and upper abdomen. The procedure is best suited for people who are in good health and are unhappy with loose abdominal skin. Patients can undergo abdominoplasty under general anesthesia, with overnight stays available for added comfort. Recovery time after surgery is two to three weeks, during which patients wear an abdominal binder. The drainage tubes are removed after five to seven days.
The results of a tummy tuck are meant to last for several years, although the natural aging process will cause the results to change. The surgeon recommends following a healthy lifestyle that includes eating nutritious foods, drinking plenty of water, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and engaging in regular doctor visits. In addition to healthy lifestyle choices, patients are advised to follow a beneficial skincare regimen, such as a collagen-rich facial mask.
After the tummy tuck, a gauze wrap will be placed on the surgical area. A compression garment will also be placed over the surgical area. The patient should be very careful not to strain the incision site, as this can stretch the incision site and cause prolonged bleeding and swelling. The surgeon will tell you how to properly care for the drainage site and follow the instructions on your bandage. After the procedure, you will probably need to continue taking antibiotics to prevent infection.
Although tummy tuck is a common procedure, the risks involved are low and the procedure is safe and effective. A board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performs the procedure. The doctor evaluates every patient and ensures that they are a good candidate for the procedure. During the surgery, Ciao Bella Plastic Surgery will follow strict safety precautions to ensure that there is no risk of blood clots, infection, or bleeding under the skin flap. Also, the procedure may result in the loss of skin and some scarring.
Tummy tuck surgery can help patients restore a flat, toned, and youthful abdominal appearance. It can help women with sagging pubic skin and improve posture. In addition, the procedure can also correct diastasis recti, which can lead to lower back pain, hernias, and poor posture. When performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, a tummy tuck can be life-changing and leave patients looking younger than ever.
Although a tummy tuck can help a woman’s appearance, it cannot replace a diet and exercise regime. The changes in weight during the post-surgery period may cause abdominoplasty results to deteriorate. Furthermore, a tummy tuck does not address stretch marks, although it can improve them in the area where the excess skin is removed. And while a tummy tuck can remove stretch marks, it is still not a perfect solution for those with stretch marks.
Although tummy tuck surgery is generally considered a safe procedure, it is a major surgical procedure and is not covered by insurance. While most health insurance plans do not cover this procedure, some may be eligible for PatientFi, a patient-funded company that offers flexible repayment plans for cosmetic procedures. Because a tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure, costs will vary considerably from patient to patient.
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