Many people turn to a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to remove persistent fat and loose skin, usually around the abdomen. A tummy tuck yields effective results in the removal of flab and excess skin, the tightening of the abdominal walls, and a general improvement in the shape and contour of the abdomen!
For those who have fat deposits, or loose skin that they cannot lose through exercise and diet, a tummy tuck can be the only way to eliminate these problem areas. Tummy tucks are also ideal for those who have gone through rapid weight loss, which can result in loose skin. Women who through pregnancies have lost tightness in abdominal muscles can also benefit from this procedure.
A tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure which involves the removal of of excess skin and fat. At Cosmedical Rejuvenation Centre, Dr. Kesarwani frequently performs tummy tucks, tightening the skin and muscles around the midline and sides of the waist.
During recovery from abdominoplasty, doctors recommend patients wear a compression garment, or binder. The compression garment works to:
Support the repaired tissue.
Minimize swelling and bruising.
Help skin form to it’s new shape.
Control scar formation.
Lead to smoother skin and better results.
Compression garments are generally worn for four to six weeks after a tummy tuck. Some doctors recommend wearing the garment 24/7 for the first week, and then wearing it for ten to twelve hours a day after that. After this time, the patient can still wear the compression garment for comfort or pain relief.
Surgeons tend to have varying ideas on how long a compression garment should be worn following a tummy tuck. Since each patient is different, the best thing to do is to ask your surgeon directly how long you should wear a compression garment!
A full recovery following a tummy tuck usually lasts 3-6 weeks. During this time your surgeon will advise you on what kind of activity to avoid, how long to rest, and how to treat the area. It is usually advised that patients:
Take part of your recovery time off of work.
Avoid physical activity, especially heavy lifting.
Your surgeon will be happy to answer any other questions you may have about recovery. Beginning with your initial consultation, the team at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic will keep you informed and educated about every step of the process.
Abdominoplasty can work wonders. Patients usually experience a great improvement in self-confidence and body image. If you think a tummy tuck may be right for you, contact Dr. Kesarwani at Cosmedical Rejuvenation today. It’s time to have the body you’ve always wanted!