Patients who have experienced pregnancy or weight loss often have excess and loose skin on the abdomen. Tummy Tuck surgery in Concord and Boston can correct this issue by tightening the abdomen for a smoother, tighter body contour.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Narasimhan to flatten the abdomen by removing any excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles. This body contouring procedure in Boston is done for those who cannot remedy this excess skin or fat with diet and exercise alone.
How is Tummy Tuck surgery done?
During Tummy Tuck surgery, an incision is made horizontally along the hipbones, and around the naval. The abdominal muscles will then be pulled together, tightening the abdominal wall. Any excess fat will be removed, often using a Concord Liposuction, and the abdominal skin will be stretched down. Excess skin will be removed, and sutures will be used to close incisions. Drains will be placed to help prevent a buildup of fluids.
Some patients may be concerned that their Tummy Tuck scar will be visible. Since the incision used in Tummy Tuck surgery is placed horizontally between the hipbones, it can be hidden unseen underneath underwear and swimsuit bottoms.
Who is a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Ideal candidates for Tummy Tuck surgery are those who have experienced pregnancy or weight loss, and not have excess skin and fat on their abdomens. A Tummy Tuck can help to boost self-confidence in those who feel that their abdomen is unattractive. Some patients may also consider a Mini Tummy Tuck in Boston to improve appearance as well.
What should I expect during recovery from a Tummy Tuck?
After a Tummy Tuck procedure, heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for three to four weeks. Drains will be removed after two to three days. Bruising and swelling can take two to three weeks to subside. Final results can be seen after six weeks. It is imperative that you follow Boston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Narasimhan and his instructions for recovery for optimal results.
If you are interested in a Tummy Tuck for a tighter, smoother abdomen, contact us today at (978) 369-1579 to schedule your initial consultation.