Tummy Tuck

What to Expect for a Tummy Tuck Recovery

tummy tuck recovery

After deciding which type of tummy tuck to have, understanding what to expect during the recovery process is an important next step. When planning for this procedure, patients should consider every angle; from the day of the surgery, to the end of the recovery. A safe and healthy healing process is what our practice strives to educate our patients on, enabling them to be as prepared as possible. Most individuals are able to return home shortly after surgery, but we recommend taking one to two weeks off from work, school, and/or other daily activities—although this can vary based on individual…

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Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients may consider a tummy tuck to remove excess skin, as it cannot be addressed with exercise. This procedure can also tighten abdominal muscles that have separated, something that even strenuous activity cannot accomplish. While a tummy tuck is usually best for patients who have been pregnant or undergone a significant weight loss, it can also be appropriate for individuals seeking to eliminate loose skin on their abdomen, which can be addressed with a panniculectomy. Panniculectomy (with or without abdominoplasty, which addresses loose muscles) may be helpful for women who wish to transform their post-pregnancy body into a leaner, more…

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How to Prepare for Post Dramatic Weight Loss Surgery

If you’re thinking about body contouring procedures after massive weight loss, there are a few important things that should be considered prior to surgery. In addition to maintaining a stable weight, some other factors that can decide whether or not you are ready for body contouring include: Being in good health: For your safety, it is important that you are healthy enough for surgery. Having a well-rounded diet: Patients who have had bariatric surgery often encounter nutritional deficiencies — a healthy diet can help ensure proper healing. Being a non-smoker: Smoking can cause complications with surgery, so I recommend for…

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Are Diet and Exercise Not Enough? Consider the Benefits of Tummy Tuck or Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery or a strict diet and exercise routine may still feel their body doesn’t reflect their commitment to a new, healthier lifestyle. This is often due to the excess skin that can occur after dramatic weight loss. While a body lift may be something to consider, loose skin on the abdomen seems to be a very common concern. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is typically the best way to remedy this issue, because skin laxity cannot be addressed by diet and/or exercise. Women who have recently…

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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which is Right for Me?

When patients seek body contouring procedures, a common question tends to arise: “Do I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question, because each patient has their own unique concerns and aesthetic goals. Depending on the patient’s desired outcome and overall health, I can help them select the procedure that is most appropriate for them. For example, a woman who is looking to eliminate loose skin and tighten her abdominal muscles as part of a mommy makeover will likely benefit more from a tummy tuck. However, if muscle tone and skin laxity are…

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