If you’re wondering what happens during the procedure, here are the key steps that may be performed during your tummy tuck surgery:
- Anesthesia: Your doctor will most likely recommend a general anesthesia or an intravenous sedation for your tummy tuck. This will ensure you are comfortable and don’t feel pain throughout the procedure.
- Incisions: Generally, your surgeon will make a horizontal incision between your naval and pubic hairline. If you have excessive skin in the upper abdomen, they may also make an incision around the naval.
- Closing the Incisions: Your surgeon may use Sutures, adhesives, tapes or clips to close the incision sites. Talk to your surgeon about what will be used in your surgery.
In most cases, you will not see results immediately. Wait until the swelling has gone down. Within a few weeks you’ll have a slimmer, healthier profile that people will notice.
As there are many Tummy Tuck surgical variations, always consult your surgeon to find out more about their specific methods and procedures. It is important that you have all of the information regarding your specific procedure prior to surgery. Going into the procedure fully educated and knowing what to expect during the recovery process will make the process simpler and less stressful!