Tummy tucks are one of the most sought after procedures. A mix of weakened abdominal muscles and loose skin can occur after losing a significant amount of weight or giving birth, which can leave an individual feeling self-conscious. The team at Regeneris Medical will take the time to learn the cause of the patient’s protruding midsection and tailor the procedure to his or her own unique body shape. The abdominoplasty involves tightening the layers of abdominal wall, removing any unnecessary skin and any fatty acid tissue deposits. The outcome is a smoother and sleeker figure, with a flattened tummy that is still natural to the individual’s body.
Risks and Safety
With any surgery comes risks and in most cases, to come to the final decision to undergo an Abdominoplasty can be quite personal. When trying to make your decision, be sure to fully understand the risks involved and if these are tolerable for you. Some risks associated with the procedure are bleeding, infection, skin loss, fluid accumulation, DVT and unfavorable scarring. Prior to your surgery, your surgeon will go over all possibilities of risks and what they entail prior to your signing of the consent or agreement of treatment.
When preparing for any surgery, it’s important to talk with your surgeon when it comes to taking the right steps toward getting your body in optimal condition to undergo such procedure. Your surgeon may ask you to get standard lab testing done in order to check on all systems within your body i.e. liver, kidneys, cardiovascular etc. Depending on if and what you take everyday for medications i.e. warfarin, you may be asked to change the current regimen or switch to a different type of medication. If aspirin is taken everyday or if you take NSAIDS for pain, you will be asked to discontinue these prior to and preceding your surgery (until your surgeon feels it’s safe to restart) as these medications can increase bleeding. Regardless of where your surgery will take place, be sure to schedule a ride to and from the surgical center or hospital to get you home safely.
The duration of the Tummy Tuck is all relative to the patient being treated. Your case may be very different from the next but with that said these 3 steps are still included.
Step 1: Anesthesia is administered for your comfort. The type (general or intravenous sedation) will be chosen by your doctor for what best suits your condition.
Step 2: A horizontal incision in between the pubic hairline and belly button is made and the abdominal skin is lifted so that the weakened abdominal muscles can be repaired and the excess skin can be removed.
Step 3: All incisions are closed.
At first, you might be discouraged. The results are not noticed overnight and due to swelling and your inability to stand upright, your end results may be masked. Give yourself and your body time to heal both externally and internally. Once healed, you’ll be able to enjoy your slimmer, new look. Optimal results are expected post-procedure but keep in mind that with any surgery, there is no guarantee. Following your surgeon’s instructions is critical in the overall success of your procedure from the time your decision is made to your last follow-up appointment.
Each and every one of us is different with distinctive bodies, body shapes, needs and wants. The team at Regeneris Medical understands that and customizes each procedure to the patient by the patient. Your case is unique and we stand proudly next to our mission of ‘delivering tomorrow’s healthcare, today’.