When your diet and exercise fail to achieve your dream of a slim waistline, tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery is an option that can help you to get a tight, flat, consistent belly.
Abdominoplasty surgery is an effective body sculpting process designed to remove skin and excess fat and re-develop weak muscles, resulting in a more polished and tight belly shape.
Preparation for abdominoplasty surgery
One month before abdominoplasty surgery
If you are a smoker, you will have to stop smoking completely for a specific period.
One week before abdominoplasty surgery
Avoid drinking alcohol for a week before the surgery.
A day before the abdominoplasty surgery
Do not consume any type of food or drink after the time specified by your doctor. Prepare your bag with comfortable shoes and clothes, preferably with buttons or zippers.
The morning of abdominoplasty surgery
You can shower and use shampoo on the morning of the surgery. Do not use cosmetics, hair conditioner, gel or nail polish. Make sure to wear loose and comfortable clothes.
Abdominoplasty surgery procedures
Specialists perform a pre-surgery session to discuss the objectives of your desired appearance and tell you the expected results. Abdominoplasty surgery takes between one and two hours, depending on the size of the surgical area and the desired results.
This also greatly depends on the amount of excess tissue deposited at the bottom of the abdominal wall.
After Abdominoplasty surgery
One day after the abdominoplasty surgery
Your specialist will schedule a follow-up of your situation. You will also be provided with a compression belt to wear for four weeks after the abdominal surgery.
One week after the abdominoplasty surgery
It is recommended not to shower, relax in a hot tub or swim for two weeks.
One month after the abdominoplasty surgery
Most patients return to their daily activities. They can do simple exercises.
Six months after the abdominoplasty surgery
You will be able to enjoy all activities and engage in hard work or exercises.