As we age or following life events such as pregnancy and weight loss, the abdominal walls can weaken, and excess skin can loosen on the abdomen. A tummy tuck in Lexington can help to improve these symptoms, creating a more youthful abdominal contour.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure done to flatten the abdomen. Many individuals who have experienced pregnancy and weight fluctuations and now have excess skin and fat on the lower abdomen can benefit from this procedure.
How is Surgery Done?
During the tummy tuck procedure, an incision will be created horizontally between the hip bones, as well as around the navel. Weakened abdominal muscles will be tightened, and excess fat and skin will be removed.
Some patients may also be able to benefit from a mini tummy tuck, which is not as extensive as a traditional tummy tuck but is great for those with minimal excess skin and fat on the abdomen. Many individuals also combine a mini tummy tuck with other procedures, such as a mommy makeover, to see more dramatic results.
Following a tummy tuck procedure, patients will be required to wear compression garments to control any swelling. Swelling and bruising may occur, which should subside within two to three weeks. Final results are often seen around the six-week mark. Dr. Narasimhan will provide specific post-op instructions to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible.
If you are interested in a tummy tuck for a tighter, slimmer abdominal silhouette, contact our Boston office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Narasimhan. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the procedure.