Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Who is a
A person who has loose or sagging abdominal wall
skin frequently associated with abnormal relaxation of the anterior
abdominal wall muscles (commonly subsequent to multiple pregnancies
or prior surgery).
Someone who is unable to tighten abdominal wall skin
A smoother flatter abdomen.
The procedure is usually under general anesthesia
either within the hospital or in an outpatient setting. (Mini and
modified abdominoplasties are similarly performed.)
Mini – abdominoplasty tightens the lower
abdominal wall skin only (shortest scar).
Modified abdominalplasty addresses conditions
where just the muscle wall or just the abdominal skin requires repair.
Standard abdominoplasty tightens all of abdominal
wall skin and muscles (standard scar).
Extended abdominoplasty tightens the abdomen and
the flanks or sides.
Abdominoplasty can be one of the most
uncomfortable plastic surgery procedures and probably requires more
You will be encouraged to be moving and walking
regularly within 1-2 days.
Light activity is comfortable in 10-20 days.
Sports will not be comfortable for about 6 weeks.
Additional procedures that may enhance the result
are Liposuction, Breast Procedures, or Thigh Lift.
This procedure is now considered cosmetic and
therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given
individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All
surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that
do not effect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are
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