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If you are unhappy with your abdominal contour, a tummy tuck can help. By eliminating excess skin and fat, tummy tuck surgery can restore a slimmer stomach, a tighter core, and your confidence.
The elimination of skin and fat helps slim down your silhouette and removes inches from your waist. You'll find that those skinny jeans are now the perfect fit!
By tightening your abdominal muscles, you help strengthen your core. A stronger core provides better support to the lower spine, which can improve posture and alleviate back pain.
Ridding your frame of burdensome excess skin can make you feel lighter and happier. Feeling satisfied with your body can increase your confidence.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia.
Most patients can return to work two weeks after their procedure. During this time, you will likely experience bruising, swelling, and redness around your abdomen. A feeling of constriction in the abdominal area is common. You will wear a compression garment to facilitate the recovery process and improve circulation.
You will likely experience mild discomfort for a few days following your procedure. Any associated pain is controlled using oral medication prescribed by your surgeon.
The amount of scarring will depend on the length of the incision needed to perform your procedure. Mini tummy tucks result in minimal scarring. Extended tummy tucks result in longer scars but provide more dramatic results. Dr. Henry takes great care to place incisions in discreet locations that can be covered using clothing, underwear, or a bathing suit. Any visible scarring is likely to fade over time.
A tummy tuck is commonly performed as a part of a Mommy Makeover, which also includes breast enhancement procedures. It may also be performed in conjunction with other procedures commonly undergone after weight loss, such as an arm lift, thigh lift, or buttock lift.
Dr. Henry is dedicated to helping her clients feel gorgeous, sexy, and confident