Cosmetic Surgery Blog: Tummy Tucks Basics

A tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck removes excessive fat and skin and tighten weakened muscles to create a smoother abdomen.

A tummy tuck may be done under sedation or under general anesthesia, depending on what your doctor recommends. One or two incisions may be made and the excess fat and excess skin may be removed. Then sutures or skin adhesives may be used to close the incisions.

Within one or two weeks, you’ll find yourself with a flat, firm shoes.

A tummy tuck makes you look great. However there are a lot of risks of getting abdnominoplasty, some of which are:

  • Excessive scarring
  • Remaining Loose skin
  • Bleeding and infection
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Nerve damage

It is important to know and understand these risks by speaking with a board certified experienced cosmetic surgeon. Contact our office today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

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