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Why consider a Tummy Tuck with Dr. Todd Case in Tucson?
Patients who desire the best procedure for a tighter, flatter abdomen may choose to undergo a tummy tuck to remove excess fat and skin, and in some cases, restore weakened or separated muscles. A tummy tuck typically targets all of the abdominal concerns experienced by women postpregnancy and includes stretch marks, excess skin and stretched abdominal wall. There are a variety of tummy tuck options that treat muscle and skin laxity. Often times, if women have had a cesarean section, the incision site may be used or removed while performing the tummy tuck, resulting in only one scar. The results of this surgery are relatively permanent with proper weight control and fitness.
How it's done
The abdominoplasty procedure is customized to the individual patient's needs. But, generally, a horizontal incision is made above the pubic hairline, through which weak abdominal muscles are repaired and excess fat, tissue and skin is removed. Liposuction may be used in conjunction with the surgery.
Following a tummy tuck, patients will almost immediately notice a flatter, smoother abdomen that is more proportionate with their body type and weight. It may take several months for incision lines and swelling to resolve, but the results are relatively permanent and should be maintained with weight control and general fitness.
Common side effects of a tummy tuck include temporary pain, swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising and fatigue for several weeks or months.
The risks associated with abdominoplasty surgery include blood clots, infection, bleeding under the skin flap, or poor healing that results in visible scarring or skin loss.
Following tummy tuck surgery, the incisions will be covered with bandages. Patients may also need to be wrapped in an elastic compression garment to minimize swelling and to support the abdomen while it heals. Small, thin tubes may be placed under the skin to drain any excess fluid or blood. Patients will be instructed to return to light walking as soon as possible to minimize the potential for blood clots. Light, normal activity may be resumed within a few days after surgery and patients can return to work within one to two weeks.
Scheduling Your Tummy Tuck Consultation
Please call Profiles Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson at (520) 888-4540 for more information on a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or to schedule a personal consultation.
Patient results may vary