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Abdominoplasty

Also known as abdominoplasty, a surgical tummy tuck is designed to reshape and contour the abdomen. Many individuals experience loose, sagging skin or even large folds of excess tissue on the torso after massive weight loss, or post-pregnancy. A tummy tuck is used to surgically remove this excess skin and restore a flatter, smoother torso.

How Does Abdominoplasty
Surgery Work?

During weight gain or pregnancy, the skin of the abdomen region is stretched significantly. After being stretched for a prolonged period, similar to a stretched-out rubber band, the skin cannot retract to its former tightness and elasticity – even after pregnancy or once excess weight has been shed. The only way to address significantly loose skin is therefore a surgical approach, removing the excess skin and closing the incision with sutures so that when the remaining tissue heals, it is taught and flat. Tummy tucks can be performed for cosmetic reasons to restore confidence, or for medical reasons such as repairing abdominal hernia or separation of abdominal muscles during childbirth (Diastasis Recti). Abdominoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia, or local anaesthesia and deep sedation.

How Do I Prepare For
Abdominoplasty Surgery?

You should be in good physical health prior to surgery, as well as at your ideal weight – as weight gain or loss will impact your abdominal area Thorough physical and psychological evaluation will be conducted prior to any surgical procedures. Your doctor will advise you regarding any medications that need to be ceased, including herbal supplements such as ginkgo and St John’s Wort. You will be required not to smoke or vape for several weeks prior to your procedure. You may be given antibiotics prior to surgery. We recommend preparing an appropriate recovery room at home including bedding, ice packs and a thermometer, and a loved one should stay with you for 24 hours. You will be given compression garments to wear and must avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting. You should expect your torso to be sore, swollen and bruised for around 2 weeks following your surgery.

What Are The Risks
Of an Abdominoplasty?

In line with all surgical procedures, risks include potential wound infection, pain around the incision sites, and scarring. Other risks include:

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