Hate that hanging tummy? Ever wondered what you can do about it?? It’s a good idea to think about a tummy tuck!
Time for a Flat Belly
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes the excess skin and fat, tightens the internal muscles and re-positions the belly button. The results can be dramatic, but it does take about 3 hours of surgical time and a week or two to recover. This operation is usually done as an outpatient, which means you go home the same day.
You can also add liposuction of the flanks to help make your waist smaller. Most surgeons use drains post op, but now there is another option: using tissue glue to reduce the drains or eliminate them entirely.
Tummy tucks can be performed on patients in any age range, however, pregnancy after a tummy tuck will stretch your belly and your flat tummy will loosen up. It is best to have your tummy tuck surgery when you are finished having babies. Men and women are tummy tuck patients, and men don’t need to worry about the pregnancy factor! Cigarette smokers need to quit smoking 3 weeks before the tummy tuck surgery. Sports like running and weight lifting need to be put on hold for 6-12 weeks.
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One of Dr. Sudarsky’s tummy tuck patients, 70 years old at the time, said this about a tummy tuck: “If I had any idea how the change in my body would make me feel 40 again, I would have had a tummy tuck years before.”