Tummy Tuck Procedure and Results
What happens during tummy tuck surgery?
- The surgeon makes a linear incision extending from hipbone to hipbone along the bikini line.
- Surgeon separates skin and fat from the rest of the abdominal wall and removes excess fat and skin.
- Muscles are tightened by pulling them close together and stitching them into their new position.
- The incision is closed with stitches, dressings are applied, and a temporary tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.
- Surgery time is about 2-3 hours and performed under general anesthesia.
- Your tummy tuck procedure will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.
- The final results may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete.
- Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident about your new slimmer profile.