A Guide to Tummy Tucks

A Tummy Tuck, what is it?

If you’ve attempted every sit-up and stomach crunching step there is, and are still a flat-as-a-board belly away from your target, then a tummy tuck could be the right option for you. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery operation aimed at removing excess flab from the abdominal region and relaxing abdominal muscles, also known as abdominoplasty. It’s not a “one size fits all” option, like all cosmetic procedures. West Long Branch plastic surgery offers excellent info on this. A tummy tuck is not an indicator of weight loss and must never be viewed as one. It’s a treatment for people who want their abdominal muscles to firm and tone up, and have exhausted all their options. A tummy tuck is an invasive procedure, and before making a final decision, those who elect to have it should take the time to educate themselves.

 

Who’s a Tummy Tuck Eligible?

A clean bill of health is the number one condition for those contemplating a tummy tuck. For this cosmetic procedure, men and women who are in good physical health in general are eligible. Women who have delivered babies are the best candidates for tummy tucks and note excessive sagging abdominal skin. For those who have recently lost a significant amount of weight, and have loose skin around their abdominal region that is untouched by daily exercise, a tummy tuck is also the best option.

Who a Tummy Tuck Shouldn’t Consider?

Those with a history of cardiac and artery conditions are recommended not to undergo tummy tuck surgery. Furthermore, if you have stomach issues, your eligibility for a tummy tuck may be impaired. In addition, if you expect to lose more weight, a tummy tuck can best be postponed before your weight loss is done. A tummy tuck is not a fast cure for weight issues, and should not be used in cases where you can get the desired results from a diet and exercise schedule.

What to expect from a Tummy Tuck treatment before and after

Generally, abdominoplasty is done under general anesthesia, while local anesthetics can also be used in certain instances. The procedure will last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Usually, the more skin and fat to be removed, the longer the procedure’s duration.

Note that a tummy tuck is a form of surgery; that means that after the operation, you can expect some swelling. Generally, prescription painkillers are what you’ll need during your recovery to relieve the discomfort. Any degree of soreness, numbness, and bruising that can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months can also be encountered. You’ll probably also note some general exhaustion, which in a few weeks should also be fixed.

Contact Info

V Plastic Surgery of Monmouth County | Rahul Vemula, MD, FACS
107 Monmouth Road Bldg C Suite 201, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Phone No. : 732-963-0809