A Few Important Facts About Tummy Tucks

Try to say abdominoplasty 5 times fast.

Having trouble? No worries, so did we. But fortunately for you, we don’t have any problems when it comes to providing our patients with abdominoplasty procedures! You might be more familiar with its colloquial term: The tummy tuck.

Today we’re going to explain the procedure in an attempt to tuck away any questions or concerns that you might have.

Tummy tucks are a great procedure, and many people get them for a variety of reasons. They can help in the wake of aging, pregnancy, hereditary weight gain and many other instances that could cause you to put on a few extra pounds. Weight gain can be frustrating, but it happens to the best of us, and fortunately there are procedures like tummy tucks that are extremely effective.

As Philadelphia’s go-to provider of plastic surgery, if you’re thinking about a tummy tuck, you can breathe easy knowing that there’s someone with ample experience nearby!

But are you unsure of what a tummy tuck is to begin with? Read on to learn more:

What’s a Tummy Tuck?

Simply put, tummy tucks thin out your abdomen by removing the extra skin and fat that build up in that area. In most cases, when it comes time to receive the surgery, we’ll give you a general anesthesia, then make incisions around your abdomen to remove all the excess fat and skin from hip to hip, and from approximately your pubic area up to your rib cage. In other words, we’ll remove all the fat from your entire stomach area.

Can Anyone Get a Tummy Tuck?

No! Mainly, if there’s a chance that you’ll want to become pregnant down the road, we recommend that you do not get a tummy tuck until after you’ve had your last child. Also, since abdominoplasties are a surgical procedure, they are only safe for candidates in generally good health. If you’re dealing with serious medical conditions, it won’t be smart to get a tummy tuck.

How Much Will It Hurt?

Like any other surgery, that depends. Our center aims to ensure that every recovery entails the least amount of pain possible. By following the surgeon’s orders to a T during recovery, you’ll be able to minimize recovery pain as much as possible.

There’s a lot more information you need to know about if you’re considering a tummy tuck. But as the premier provider of cosmetic surgery in Philadelphia, you can rest assured knowing that when you give us a call, we’ll be able to thoroughly answer any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!