Abdominoplasty

(Tummy Tuck)

Procedure:

Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of abdominal wall.

Side Effects:

Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising, and tiredness for several weeks or months.

Risks:

Blood clots. Infection. Bleeding under the skin flap. Poor healing resulting in conspicuous scarring or skin loss.
Need for a second operation.

Recovery:

Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks.
More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more.
Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 1 year.

Duration of Results:

Permanent.