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What’s the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty?

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A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty are different names for the same cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin, fat deposits, and muscle tissue in the abdominal area. A tummy tuck is an informal name while abdominoplasty is the scientific one.

This type of plastic surgery is extremely popular because people can achieve their perfect body with this popular surgery. It involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area under a general anesthetic. It can also fix hernias and other abdominal issues.

If you’re considering getting a tummy tuck, then here are a few things that you need to know about it.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Your surgeon will discuss the details of the procedure with you to determine if you are a suitable candidate for it. Although getting a tummy tuck can be a life-changing event, it is not for everyone.

You should not get this surgery if:

1. You are obese. You are considered obese if you have a BMI over thirty. This surgery could cause complications such as skin necrosis and post-operative infection.

2. You have clotting issues or had previous surgery complications. These potential risks make this procedure inadvisable.

3. You are taking antibiotics or anticoagulants for heart problems. This procedure is not recommended under these conditions.

What Happens During Surgery?

Complete abdominoplasty is the most popular tummy tuck procedure for reducing excess abdominal skin, fat, and muscles.

It starts with a horizontal incision between the pubic hairline and belly button. The shape and length of the incision depend on how much skin you have. After the abdominal skin has been removed, the underlying abdominal muscles are repaired and tightened to produce a flat, toned abdomen.

What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

You will feel more confident in your clothes and your body after undergoing a tummy tuck.

Tummy tucks have many other benefits as well. It removes stretch marks and excess skin, and it improves muscle tone, digestion, and breathing.

Stay active and eat a healthy diet after your tummy tuck if you want the results to last. You should limit high-calorie foods to prevent your stomach from growing over time. Exercising also helps tone your abdominal muscles.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Surgery?

How long it takes for you to recover from this surgery usually depends on the type of surgery, how old you are, and how healthy you are.

Some people return to work within a week, while others take six weeks. If you find that you’re recovering slowly avoid trying to overexert yourself. If you give yourself the rest, you need to heal properly, you won’t face any long-term medical issues.

Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Scot Bradley Glasberg, M.D. specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and provides his patients with the highest quality of care and the most natural-looking results. Contact us if you’re considering a tummy tuck or another plastic surgery procedure. You can call the office at (212) 717-8550 orhttps://www.drglasberg.com/contact-us/ to see Dr. Glasberg. We are located at 42A East 74th Street New York, NY 10021.

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