Tuck and Roll: Everything You Need to Know About Abdominoplasty

AbdominoplastyGetting into a bikini is a nightmare for everyone, including supermodels. However, it can turn from a nightmare into a “It’s never gonna happen” once you start to notice that your stomach has lost all of its elasticity. If your stomach is no longer taut and smooth like it was in your twenties and thirties, you may want to consider getting an abdominoplasty.

Why Abdominoplasty?

It’s no secret that a woman’s body undergoes a lot of extreme changes during pregnancy, from weight gain to your skin stretching in ways you never knew it could, pregnancy can make you feel like you’re undergoing an out of body experience. And although pregnancy and being a woman are both wonderful things that should be celebrated, the effects that can have on your body are often less than flattering. As you age and as your skin loses elasticity, the skin around your once pregnant bearing belly, suddenly becomes loose and saggy. However, by undergoing an abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck, you can get a firm looking stomach that is worth showing off in a bikini.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which multiple incisions will be made around the abdomen in order to remove excess fat and skin in order to tighten the abdominal wall. During this fairly invasive cosmetic surgery, you will be under anesthesia so that you won’t feel a thing. However, the recovery from a tummy tuck can be a little bit uncomfortable.

What is Tummy Tuck Recovery Like?

Because you will be under anesthesia during the actual procedure, the procedure itself is nothing to worry too much about. However, since you will be perfectly coherent during recovery, it’s important to understand what to expect. Due to the fairly invasive nature of a tummy tuck, you will be required to rest for around two weeks. During this recovery period, your abdominal area will be wrapped in bandages and eventually a compression type shirt in order to make sure everything heals and stays in place during recovery. Your doctor may also prescribe you some pain medication in order to make sure that you remain as comfortable as possible during the healing process.

To learn more about tummy tucks, or to schedule an appointment with our office, contact us today!

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