At Dr Implants we can answer this with a simple FREE consultation which will give you an overview of what needs to be done for a Tummy Tuck.
WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a specialised procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat to tighten and firm the abdominal muscles, offering a swift solution to abdominal sagging caused by pregnancy and a variety of other factors. All our abdominoplasty procedures use the latest tools and techniques and are always carried out according to the highest industry standards to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
SUFFERING FROM MILD WEIGHT GAIN?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a specialised procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat to tighten and firm the abdominal muscles, offering a swift solution to abdominal sagging caused by pregnancy and a variety of other factors. (These factors can include: mild weight gain, rapid weight loss or even medical conditions). At Dr Implants, our abdominoplasty procedures use advanced tools and techniques. Also, they are always carried out according to the highest industry standards to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
Typically over time when the elasticity in the skin weakens, it isn’t able to return to its original state. That same thing happens when you lose weight quickly. As a result of this, sagging occurs leaving excess weight along with loose skin.
Many people have tummy tuck surgery to achieve a flatter tummy by removing excess skin and fat. Occasionally during surgery, patients take the opportunity to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars by getting them removed too.
THE PROCESS OF ABDOMINOPLASTY
This procedure involves the removal of fat and excess skin from the abdomen to tighten the muscles and skin of the abdominal wall. Perfect for patients with sagging skin resulting from pregnancy or rapid weight loss, this procedure is entirely safe and carried out according to your needs, leaving minimal scarring with stitches that can easily be covered with clothes and underwear.
What happens after Abdominoplasty procedure?
After surgery, you will need to stay in hospital overnight for observation. Rubber drains will be inserted during surgery and will be removed the following day before your release. Some swelling and general aching may be experienced. However, prescribed painkillers can be used to combat this. You will be able to return to your daily routine after two to four weeks, and the surgical scars will start to fade after nine months.
HOW IS ABDOMINOPLASTY DECIDED?
Before your surgery, your doctor will evaluate a variety of factors, including the total amount of fat and where it is located, as well as the sagginess and elasticity of your skin. You will also discuss your expectations, goals, and general health condition during this consultation to determine the best approach and treatment methods that will suit you. After this, your surgeon will determine the appropriate anaesthesia method, as well as the duration of your hospital stay.
Can I fall pregnant after Abdominoplasty procedure?
Undergoing this treatment will not affect your ability to get pregnant. However, we recommend avoiding pregnancy for the first year after the surgery.
Can Abdominoplasty be done along with liposuction?
These treatments can be received simultaneously.
Can I receive this treatment more than once?
More than one treatment is not necessary unless the skin loosens again as a result of pregnancy or weight fluctuations.