Your abdominal region can undergo changes due to pregnancy and significant weight loss. As a result, your abdomen may sag due to excess fat and skin. If you are suffering from this cosmetic concern, check out our tummy tuck before and after photos. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck tightens the area around your abdomen. This is performed by removing sagging skin and fat from the area to reshape it. Once your surgical wounds have healed, you can achieve a flatter and firmer tummy.
Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck
During your consultation with Dr Anh in Perth, you will have a detailed health assessment. This allows us to determine if a tummy tuck might benefit you. In general, ideal candidates for the procedure are those with:
- Excess skin and fat around the abdomen due to ageing, genetics, pregnancy, or weight changes
- Realistic treatment goals
- Stable body weight
We have more information on our tummy tuck image gallery if you would like to know more about the procedure.
How tummy tuck achieves a well-defined abdomen
During the procedure, your surgeon creates incisions between your belly button and pubic area. Your surgeon will then reshape your abdomen by removing excess skin and fat. The connective tissues in the area are also tightened using permanent sutures. Your surgeon will also reposition the skin to make it look tighter and flatter. Once the desired appearance is achieved, the incisions will be then closed using sutures. As you heal, your abdomen slowly adjusts to its new contour.
Recovery after a tummy tuck
You may need to rest for 6 to 8 weeks to allow your surgical incisions to heal. In the first week after your procedure, you will likely experience mild swelling. Also, it is normal to feel tightness in your abdomen. To control swelling, you need to religiously wear a compression garment for 1 month. This also helps your abdomen adjust to its new shape. After 3 to 4 weeks, you can resume work and daily routine. However, you may need to avoid strenuous physical activities for 2 months.
Depending on your healing ability, you will achieve a well-defined abdomen after 3 months. But you need to commit to a healthy lifestyle to maintain the results of your procedure. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of a tummy tuck for several years since it offers permanent results.
For more details, please visit our main abdominoplasty page, or contact us and book your initial appointment with the best tummy tuck surgeon in Perth.