Need More Information on Getting Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?

 In General

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can make your stomach appear thinner. This procedure removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen while tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall. Recovery time will vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but the procedure can leave you with an aesthetically pleasing result. To learn more, read on. Below are some common questions patients may have.

Incisions

During the procedure, horizontal incisions are made along the pubic hairline or in the abdomen. The length of the incision depends on the desired outcome. The excess skin is then lifted to expose the muscles and fat beneath. Excess fat is removed either through liposuction or by direct removal techniques. The removal of excess fat allows for optimal redraping over the new abdominal framework.

Recovery time

You can expect a bruised and swollen abdomen for the first week following a tummy tuck. To reduce the swelling, you can apply ice packs. You may also take pain medications to relieve the pain. Take them on time so that they are effective. Stick to your pain medication schedule and you should be free of symptoms in three to four weeks. After the surgery, you can gradually resume your normal activities.

Scarring

After a tummy tuck, scarring may be a concern for patients. Several factors can contribute to scarring, including genetics, skin tone, and quality, as well as smoking. But, there are ways to reduce scarring after a tummy tuck. In addition to following post-surgical instructions, patients should avoid sunlight for at least six weeks after the procedure and use scar gel to promote even skin tone and smoother texture.

Cost

The cost of a tummy tuck varies widely, depending on the surgeon you choose, the complexity of the procedure, and whether you’ll need additional liposuction to achieve your desired shape. The more experienced the plastic surgeon, the higher the price. Make sure you choose a qualified surgeon to avoid expensive redos. You may also want to consider the location of your procedure, as the cost of a tummy tuck on the coasts is typically higher than in the middle of the country.

Who should consider a tummy tuck

If you are overweight or obese and want to remove excess skin from your stomach, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. However, some conditions may disqualify you from this procedure. These conditions may include smoking and irregular weight changes. If you are not in good health, you should consider other options first. You should be at least 18 years old. People with health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure may not be a candidate for a tummy tuck

Contact Ciao Bella Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation on getting a Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty in Scottsdale AZ

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