N.D. Moscoe, M.D.,
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of abdominal wall.
Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising, and tiredness for several weeks or months.
Blood clots. Infection. Bleeding under the skin flap. Poor healing resulting in conspicuous scarring or skin loss.
Need for a second operation.
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: