What you need to know about tummy tuck surgery:
Pregnancy, weight loss and the natural ageing process can all cause the abdominal muscles and the skin on the tummy to become weak and loose, which in turn can mean that no amount of exercise will smooth or tighten the area. If you are unhappy with the way your abdominal area looks and you are looking for a way to achieve a flat stomach with smooth skin then tummy tuck surgery might be the answer. It is becoming more and more common for patients to combine tummy tuck surgery with other procedures such as liposuction and breast surgery or male chest reduction – doing this can minimize the down time and leave you with a body you can feel proud of and have confidence in.
BENEFITS OF HAVING TUMMY TUCK SURGERY
Increased overall self-confidence and self-esteem
Being able to wear a wider choice of underwear and swimwear
Ability to wear more fitted clothing
A more youthful appearance
No more hiding behind big tops / T-shirts
During your procedure, your surgeon will make a surgical incision across the base of your abdomen, from hip to hip in order to be able to repair the overstretched or damaged muscles with permanent stitches that will not be visible from the outside. Once the muscles have been repositioned and tightened, your surgeon will stretch the skin into place, stitch it along the original incision line and remove any excess skin.
Procedure: Outpatient/inpatient procedure
Duration: two hours or more
Anesthesia: sedation and local anesthesia, sometimes rachi anesthesia
Scars: half or full moon shape
Days to recover: 7 to 10 days
Regular activity: after 10 days
Post operative care after tummy tuck surgery:
Our medical team will provide you a detailed post op instructions sheet and will be available for any query you might have afterwards.
You will be asked to wear a compressive garment after surgery to provide stability and reduce swelling.
Because abdominoplasty involves removal of extra abdominal skin and tightening of abdominal muscles, you may have some difficulty standing up straight for the first week or two after surgery. The tightness will gradually soften as you heal and progressively use your body muscles. Our medical team has established a Pain management protocol after tummy tuck for you to have the best experience at Beirut Beauty Clinic. You can discuss this option with your surgeon during your consultation.