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Tummy Tuck-FAQ

Considering a tummy tuck, here are some FAQ(frequently asked questions) you should ask your plastic surgeon.
• Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
• Why have a tummy tuck?
• What are the benefits from a tummy tuck?How is a tummy tuck performed?
• How long does tummy tuck surgery take?
• Are there risks and complications to a tummy tuck?
• What should I expect from the operation?
• What does mini tummy tuck do?
• Will I have a scar after the tummy tuck?
• How much does a tummy tuck cost?
• What type of tummy tuck do you recommend for me. Why?
• How many tummy tuck procedures have you performed?
• Are you board-certified and by what medical board? If so, how long have you been certified?
• Do you have any before-and-after pictures of former tummy tuck patients I can see?
• Can I speak to one of your former tummy tuck patients? 
• Is a tummy tuck painful? For how long?
• Will pain medication be administered after my tummy tuck?
• Will I need to miss work after my tummy tuck?
• When can I exercise after my tummy tuck?
• What other post-operative directions do I need to follow after my tummy tuck?
• What happens if I gain weight after my tummy tuck?
• When can I reveal my new tummy in a bikini after a tummy tuck?
• Can I become pregnant again after a tummy tuck?
• Will a tummy tuck affect my stretch marks?
• Will I also need liposuction after my tummy tuck?

Are you a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

  1. You feel bothered by the size and appearance of your stomach.
  2. You have tried to live a healthy lifestyle through a healthy diet and exercise and have achieved a stable weight.
  3. Tummy tuck patients should be in good health and finished having children.
  4. You are a non-smoker or plan to quit smoking well in advance of the scheduled procedure.

“I cannot even begin to describe how wonderful and liberating it is not to be ashamed of my body anymore. Finally,it is represenative of all the effort I have put into maintaining my figure after the birth of my children.Your service and support have been exceptional and worth every penny.” Patient from British.

Why have a tummy tuck/ Abdominoplasty ?

• Tummy Tuck is performed to reshape the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat that does not reduce following exercise and diet.
• Tummy Tuck is used to reduce the bulging of the lower abdomen following pregnancy or weight loss.
• Tummy Tuck is performed to reshape the lower abdomen to an aesthetic youthful appearance and boost self-esteem.

As we age,loss of skin elasticity and muscle strength combined with fatty deposits in the lower abdomen cause this area to bulge.
Pregnancy, especially multiple and twins, clearly accelerate these changes as well as weaken the abdominal muscles.
Tummy Tuck can remove the excess skin and fat and tighten the muscles to achieve a more youthful, flat and firm abdomen. The Tummy tuck can also produce a lifting of the groin and perineal region to provide some rejuvenation and improved cosmetic appearance.  Tummy Tuck is commonly combined with Liposuction to achieve the optimum reshaping.
The type of Tummy Tuck surgery required to achieve the best result for you will depend on the amount of excess skin and fat and will be discussed at the time of your Consultation.  A non - surgical option may also be suitable.
Remember Tummy Tuck will not change you and solve any life crises, but should boost your self-confidence and enjoyment of life.

What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

Because a tummy tuck extracts fat tissue and sagging skin,the procedure can produce a dramatically flatter and firm stomach and a slimmer waistline.This is one of the most popular plastic surgical procedures available. Most patients are satisfied with the results of a tummy tuck and report a stronger self-image.

How is a tummy tuck performed?

A tummy tuck is performed under general anaesthetic.A horizontal incision is made just above the pubic area, between the hip bones on each side and the skin and fatty tissue of the abdomen are separated from the muscle.Then the abdomen muscles are pulled, tightened and stitched into a new, firmer position. The skin is stretch into place and sutured.
Liposuction may be performed to the area during the tummy tuck if required.Following your tummy tuck operation small drains are placed beneath the skin for the first 24 hours or 72 hours.

How long does tummy tuck surgery take?

Normally, a tummy tuck surgery will take between two to five hours . However, the exact time of the tummy tuck procedure will depend on the type of tummy tuck performed. A mini tummy tuck will require less time than a normal tummy tuck.

Are there risks and complications to a tummy tuck?

As with any major surgery, there are some risks associated with tummy tuck surgery.Though rare tummy tuck surgery poses the risk of blood clots, infection and noticeably lose areas of skin following tummy tuck surgery.Poor healing could potentially lead to a second tummy tuck operation.A competent and qualified surgeon will do everything to mitigate the risk of tummy tuck side effects.

What should I expect after the operation?

The healing process after a tummy tuck can span two to four weeks. Additionally, the tummy tuck patient will be unable to stand upright for the first week following the procedure. It is important for tummy tuck patients to have a dependable friend or family member aid him or her during the initial week.

What does mini tummy tuck surgery do?
It eliminates the excess skin and fat from the lower part of the abdomen, that is, the section below the navel. If your problem is that persistent roll of fat showing above your bikini, this is the right procedure for you.
At the same time, it may also help to solve preexisting problems, such as hernias or eventrations.

Will I have a scar after the tummy tuck?

Scarring is inevitable. Tummy tuck procedure will produce scars which are permanent but are generally concealed under a bikini or other clothing. With healing, after six months to a year,tummy tuck scars will flatten out and lighten in color.

How much does a tummy tuck cost?

Tummy tuck costs are generally not covered by insurance, as they are considered strictly cosmetic in nature.
A number of factors influence tummy tuck costs.First, the surgery involves the facility fee, cost of surgical instruments and anesthetics, and other material costs.The average cost of a tummy tuck can be between three to five thousand dollars .

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