Procedure Detail

2-4 hours
2-6 weeks
What is a Tummy Tuck?
This recontouring surgery results in a flatter abdomen and a trimmer and sleeker waistline. Skin with stretch marks may be removed or dramatically reduced, but always tightened. The abdominal muscles previously stretched and separated by pregnancy or previous weight gain, are now tightened, which further assists in flattening the abdomen and narrowing the waistline, restoring lost youthful contours.
What does a Tummy Tuck do?
The severity of the abdominal deformity determines which tummy tuck technique is performed. These include mini-abdominoplasty, which usually tightens the muscles from the umbilicus to the pubis, combined with varying degrees of liposuction of the abdomen in patients who require minimal skin removal. A modified abdominoplasty addresses slightly greater deformities and includes effects of the above, but requires a slightly longer incision and allows removal of additional excess skin.
What does an Extended Tummy Tuck do?
The traditional abdominoplasty tightens muscles from just below the breast and extends down to the pubis, repositions the umbilicus, and removes most of the excess skin from the umbilicus down to the pubis. The extended tummy tuck removes even more skin than the traditional abdominoplasty but requires a longer incision, which may extend laterally onto the upper hips.
How long is the recovery time?
Most patients who undergo a tummy tuck return to work and their daily activities in two to six weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure performed.
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