All surgeries come with risks. Complications of a tummy tuck can include bleeding under the skin flap, infection, need for revision, skin loss, numbness which usually resolves with time, unfavorable scarring, and fluid accumulation. As with any other surgery there can be anesthetic risks. Very rarely there can be deep venous thrombosis, or cardiac and… Read More
You should follow all post-procedure care tips outlined in your post-operative instructions. • Keep a dressing over the incisions and drain sites. • Wear compression garments as instructed • Avoid strenuous activity as instructed • No tub soaking until OKd by the surgeon • Sleep with your head slightly elevated and pillows under the knees… Read More
After surgery, compression garments are worn to decrease on swelling and support the surgical area as it heals. Discharge from the surgical center usually occurs within an hour after surgery and instructions for care and pain control are gone over prior to discharge. Patients must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will stay to… Read More
During a full tummy tuck, an incision at the bikini line from hip bone to hip bone is made. Excess skin and fat is removed while sutures are used to strengthen and tighten the rectus abdominus muscles (abdominal muscles). A new hole is created for the belly button after which the skin and subcutaneous tissues… Read More
Most full abdominoplasties are done under general anesthesia. Mini-abdominoplasties can be performed under IV sedation. Both types of anesthesia are available at the Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery for patients to discuss and consider.
If you smoke, you should quit. Don’t start a drastic diet. Continue to eat a healthy diet. You may need to discontinue some medications or supplements that could interfere with the procedure and healing time.
Individuals need not be overweight to benefit from abdominoplasty. The belly bulge from weakened abdominal muscles that may come with aging, after pregnancy, from prior surgery or just plain heredity can be flattened and tightened with a tummy tuck. Persons with excess sagging skin after a large weight loss can also regain a firmer, more… Read More
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck will essentially remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. If necessary, this procedure will also restore separated or weakened muscles to produce a smoother, flatter abdominal profile. Depending on the extent of tissue laxity, a mini or full abdomiplasty can be performed. The mini-abdominoplasty addresses abdominal… Read More