Antibiotics may be given to the patient during the procedure to prevent any infections. Each tummy tuck procedure may take between two to three hours depending on the complexity of each case and desired goals.
A tummy tuck can remove excess fat, poor skin elasticity or weakened abdominal tissue due to:
Results can vary between patients depending on the complexity of the procedure required for the desired goals. These results may not be as noticeable during the recovery phase and will be obscured by swelling. Patients may experience discomfort and have difficulties standing fully upright within the first two weeks.
After recovering from a tummy tuck procedure, a patient can expect a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more toned and slimmer, and proportionate to their body type and weight at the time of the procedure. Maintaining a stable weight after the procedure can help in longer-lasting results.