(Abdominoplasty) Surgery is
a very popular procedure for many women who
want to tighten the laxity of the skin and muscles which is commonly caused by
pregnancy. Other reasons that you might be looking into abdominoplasty may
be due to excess skin after considerable weightloss. Although tummy tuck
is most often sought by women, many men also choose to have this procedure after
weight loss or skin and muscle laxity due to aging.
Last year, tummy tuck
surgery made the top 5 surgeries performed list, and although this surgery is very popular and has a long standing safety record, it is still
a procedure that must be prepared for both physically and mentally. There are
inherent risks and complications associated with tummy tuck surgery. Complications such as infection, prolonged swelling (Ken Doll!),
"dog ears", and asymmetry are rare but possible . Arming yourself with the
knowledge to lower some of these risks is as much your responsibility as it is
your surgeon's during your procedure. By being honest about the state of your health
and adhering to a strict recovery protocol, you can significantly lower many of
these complications. Plus, knowing what to expect can better prepare you
for your journey for a flatter tummy.
Due to the amount of swelling, many patients may be disappointed with their outcome at
first. This is why it is very important to be patient and let your body
heal. Being patient is easier said than done during the
but speaking with other tummy tuck patients who can offer you their support is
invaluable. Be sure to join
us on our Tummy Tuck Discussion Forum to speak with like-minded patients and
perhaps make some new friends in the process! If you have any questions,
feel free to contact us,
we are here to help!
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