An Overview of Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Recovery and Results

Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall. This procedure is necessary for individuals who have not been able to achieve a flat stomach through exercise, healthy diet, and other weight loss measures. In this post, we will provide a brief overview of what to expect in regards to your tummy tuck recovery and results.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) recovery

After your surgery, dressings / bandages will likely be applied to your incisions and you might be wrapped in a compression garment or elastic bandage in order to reduce swelling and support your abdomen as your recover. You may also small tubed placed under your skin temporarily in order to drain any excess fluid or blood.

You will be given instructions and medication that you will need to follow closely, in order to ensure a successful recovery.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) results

Initially, you will not see your full results as they will be obscured by swelling and your inability to stand normally. After about a week or two, you should be able to stand normally, and the swelling should be gone. If you have an existing scar from a c-section, it may be incorporated into your new scar. Depending on your rate of healing, it could take several months to a year to fade to its final result.

At Parkway Plastic Surgery in Kalamazoo, we strive to provide the highest quality patient care in a comfortable, personal, and safe environment that includes our onsite surgery center. If you would like more information about tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve the look you desire.