Pregnancy, and weight gain, can cause abdominal flaccidity and separation of the rectus muscles Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck it´s one of the most frequent procedures designed to flatten the abdomen removing the excess of abdominal flaccidity, tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. Tummy tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, and sometimes it can combine with liposuction for better results.
- In Length
Tummy tuck approximately 2.5 hr ; tummy tuck and liposculpture between 3-6 hrs
- Side Effects
Inflammation, edema, soreness, bruising, need to walk semi – crouched, or bent forward for 10 to 15 days
- Additional information
You can perform Abdominoplasty with Liposuction or liposculpture for better results. You will need to use a compression garments for 6 to 8 months and 10 sessions of rehabilitation with ultrasound; to give the best results and decrease post-operative soreness, swelling and bruising. If tummy tuck its combined with liposuction it may need a small drain tubes in the back for a few days.
Hemorrhages during surgery and in the postoperative period immediately after surgery, accumulation of inflammatory fluid, infections, opening of wounds increasing the risk in smokers and / or diabetics, asymmetries, irregularities, bad and / or difficulty for healing in smokers and / or diabetics, etc.
Usually long lasting if the patient follow a balanced diet and regularly exercises.
- Patient Status
Tummy Tuck with or without liposuction requires a day hospital stay usually, if there is not complications. In case of any complications it could be longer. Extra expenses of any complications are not included in the initial price.
It´s the decisión of the Anesthesiologist, it could be general or Epidural.
A long incision going from the hip bone to the other hipbone, will separate the skin from the abdominal wall up to the ribs, lifting a large skin flap to reveal the vertical muscles in the abdomen, the muscles tighten by pulling them close together and stitching them into their new position. Some patients qualify for a “minimum” tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck.