It is a procedure designed to correct the skin excess and flaccidity in the abdomen, eliminating the grooves that are between the umbilical scar and the pubis, as well as to return to the abdomen a plane aspect.
It has a particularly important value to recover a harmonious figure in patients that lost a great quantity of weight, or, later to the maternity.
It can be combined with other auxiliary procedures, as the body contouring of the area of the flanks and back, helping to improve the result at level of the waist.
The pre-op instructions will also include a list of do's and don'ts about eating and drinking before your tummy tuck.
Most surgeons recommend that prospective patients kick the cigarette habit for the month before and the month after the tummy tuck. Smoking can cause a delay in wound healing and skin necrosis (death).
ANESTHESIA: Epidural and sedation.
SURGERY: An incision is carried out in the low part of the abdomen, being careful that this it is covered for the underwear. It is dried up the quantity of skin and excessive fat; they close the abdominal muscles and you to put the navel in a new place in the abdominal torn piece. Some drainage is placed and retires 72 later hours to the procedure.
DURATION: Approximately 3 and a half hour.
HOSPITALIZATION: One day.
POSTOPERATIVE CARES: To keep relative rest at home, to walk little sloping toward front at the first 7 days, not to make efforts, to use strip for six weeks, not to load heavy things.
RECOVERY: Around 3 weeks. After second month some physicals exercises.
FINAL RESULT: 3 later months to the procedure.