Abdominoplasty helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. The best candidates have pockets of fat or loose skin that haven’ t responded well to diet and exercise. The procedure can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy. Liposuction or SMART LIPO is not a substitute for a well done Tummy Tuck.
The procedure takes approximately one to four hours and can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with a sedative. Recovery time ranges from two weeks (getting back to a sedentary job) to a few months(exercise with weights). With a balanced diet and regular exercise, results can be long-lasting. Abdominoplasty will likely leave a permanent scar stretching across the hips, although it should be low enough for even a bikini to conceal it. Dr Jeneby can revise C-section scars and use them as part of the tummy tuck scar.