Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Boston MA
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, from Lin Plastic Surgery in Boston, is indicated in patients with loose and excessive skin following significant weight loss, multiple pregnancies or from protruding abdominal muscles that do not disappear with diet or exercise. It helps to shape and flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal wall muscles. A tummy tuck can provide a smaller waistline, firmer abs and flatter abdomen.
Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty in Boston
- No improvement in the abdominal area with diet and exercise
- The presence of fat pockets following weight loss
- Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy
Anesthesia for Tummy Tuck
General anesthesia is used for an Abdominoplasty procedure.
General Procedure for a Tummy Tuck
This procedure(s) can last anywhere from one to four hours. To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area. A horizontal incision is made across the lower abdomen (and sometimes around the back) above the pubic region. The excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened to provide a firmly contoured and well-defined waistline. An additional incision is made around the navel, or belly button to provide results.
What Is The Recovery Process For A Tummy Tuck?
The first one to two hours following surgery are spent in the recovery room. In order to speed up the healing process, rest and limited movement are advised. Stitches are removed shortly after surgery. Normal activity can resume within two weeks. The body may take up to a year to adapt to its new configuration. Diet and exercise are advised to optimize results. Patients may report pain following surgery which can be treated with oral medication. Although the occurrence of complications is rare, Dr. Lin’s Boston patients can reduce the risk of developing potential problems after their tummy tuck procedure by carefully following the post-operative instructions.