During the Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck surgery, the surgeons at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal area and lift the remaining skin for a taut, trim look. Your plastic surgeon may also combine a Liposuction (Lipo) procedure with the Tummy Tuck surgery to achieve the best possible outcome. Abdominoplasty surgery, performed at our central Ohio surgical center, can be used to tighten muscles that have been damaged by pregnancy or age.
An ideal candidate for a tummy tuck procedure would be:
Recovery time is different for each patient, the patient should schedule at least two full weeks of downtime during surgery. The patient should avoid lifting and intense physical activity during that time. Normal physical activity can begin typically between 4-6 weeks after the procedure as long as they are cleared to do so by their doctor.
You will start to see the results after the swelling subsides and the drains are taken out. Give your body time to heal and you will reap the many benefits of this procedure.
If the patient does not have any large weight gain or pregnancies after the procedure, the changes will be relatively permanent. Over time, the muscles will begin to relax, but not to the extent prior to surgery.