Tummy Tuck

Evansville, Henderson, Indiana

Who should have a tummy tuck in Evansville, IN

A person with localized fat deposits in the abdominal area, along with paunchy or sagging skin tissue, may be a candidate for a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. This is an effective procedure for a patient with excess abdominal tissue due to weight loss or pregnancies. Where diet and exercise have failed, this procedure will restore a firm, flat abdomen between the belly-button and pubic line. Some liposuction may be performed in conjunction with the tummy tuck in Evansville, IN to further refine body contours.

What is involved in a tummy tuck?

An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck in Henderson, is a major surgical procedure and is usually performed under general anesthesia. In a tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon will make an incision just above the pubic area. Skin will be loosened from the abdomen and the vertical muscles of the abdomen will be tightened to create a flatter tummy and narrower waist. The loose skin is pulled down and excess tissue is trimmed away. The incision is closed leaving a flat, firm tummy with a scar that will be easily hidden under clothing or swimwear.

What is the normal healing time after a tummy tuck in Henderson?

You will experience some swelling, discomfort and pain after your procedure, but these will be controlled by medication. Stitches will be removed in five to seven days, and you will be encouraged to begin walking and perform moderate exercise as soon as possible to enhance healing and reduce swelling. You will be able to return to work in 1-2 weeks, but vigorous exercise should be avoided for six weeks or longer. You will have significant scarring that will begin to fade over a period of several months to a year. However, although the scars will never completely  disappear, they will be in areas where they are usually covered by your clothing.

What results can I expect?

After your abdominoplasty you will have a firmer, flatter abdomen, your clothes may fit better, and you should be able to maintain your new look with reasonable diet and exercise.