Tummy tuck or 'abdominoplasty' is removing of excess skin from the tummy that is difficult to lose through traditional weight loss or exercise. Quite often this is performed on women after pregnancy. Both men and women have this treatment done after large weight-loss that has left the skin sagging.
The procedure involves:
- making incision across the lower tummy
- separation of the skin from the abdominal wall
- removing the excess fat and cutting the skin
- in most cases formatting new belly button
- stitching the cut and putting a garment on
It might take around 6 weeks for recovery from Tummy Tuck procedures. You should wear a special type of post-operative compression garment or abdominal binder to encourage your skin to heal properly and reduce any swelling and thus minimising the potential risks. Your surgeon might recommend wearing compression garments for at least 3 months after the procedure.