Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The following information has been prepared to familiarize you with facts about the surgical procedure known as abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) or abdominal fascial repair. You are requested to read this information thoroughly and to discuss any questions which might arise with your surgeon before you proceed with this procedure.
Introduction to Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck
An abdominoplasty – tummy tuck is an operation in which the loose skin and fat of the abdominal wall, particularly around the navel, is removed by elevation of the skin and fat, pulling it inferiorly and excising the excess. It is particularly effective in removing stretch marks from the lower abdomen, but it must be understood that not all stretch marks can be eliminated. The navel is reinserted into the skin after the tightening procedure.
Frequently, particularly after childbirth or weight loss, patients present with a weakness of the abdominal wall muscles and fascia; in such cases, the defect between the anterior muscles is repaired before trimming the excess skin and fat.
You must accept the judgement of your plastic surgeon and realize that he will remove as much as is safe and suitable to obtain an optimum outcome in each case.* The operation is directed toward an improvement and does not-guarantee in any way, a complete obliteration of all folds and stretch marks.
The type of skin and age of the patient are factors in obtaining an optimal outcome.* Our board certified doctors will discuss this in detail during your consultation. The operation should not be undertaken if the patient intends pregnancies in the foreseeable future. While it is not necessary for the patient to reach a certain weight before surgery can be performed, it is desirable that the patient’s weight be stable for at least six months prior to surgery and that the patient be at a weight he/she feels can be maintained after the procedure.
A usual question is, “How long will it last?” This is impossible to state. Factors affecting how long the procedure will last include, age at the time of operation, physical conditioning afterwards, skin type and alterations in weight. In general, it is not necessary to repeat the procedure to maintain the desired appearance.*
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*Results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Stompro or Dr. Cheng will discuss the results you can expect.