Tummy Tucks – What’s Involved?
The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure is one the best procedures offered in plastic surgery offices. Tummy tucks are usually performed on women, following pregnancies of larger babies, that has caused loose skin, fat and stretch marks. This procedure is also often combined with weight loss programs, in order to achieve optimal outcomes after significant weight has been lost. Patients can combine the tummy tuck procedure with breast augmentation/lifts, which provides a more total body makeover.
The technique that Dr. Sutkin prefers to use involves removing a large panel of fat and skin. Then the muscles are tightened with permanent sutures. This allows Dr. Sutkin to create a new, slimmer appearance. The addition of liposuction contouring is provided, at no additional charge, which provides Dr. Sutkin the opportunity to create the most pleasing final result.
The tummy tuck procedure is performed on an out-patient basis and usually requires 1 – 3 weeks of recovery time before returning to work. Patients are given pain medication and antibiotics, to provide them with a comfortable recovery and diminished risk of infection.