Abdominoplasty Boca Raton (Tummy Tucks)
better known as a "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery
procedure which is designed to reshape and firm the abdomen.
Removal of excess fat and skin from the abdomen's middle and
lower sections are necessary in order to tighten the muscles
of the abdominal wall. Woman who are not considering having
any or more children are the usual candidates for this type
of surgery. As well, individuals who have abdominal fat deposits
and have not respond well to diet and exercise, are also candidates
Abdominoplasty procedures can take from one to five hours,
depending on the type of surgery.
A complete Abdominoplastyl involves
- An incision is made from hip to
hip just above the pubic area.
- Another incision is made to free
the navel from the surrounding skin.
- The skin is detached from the abdominal
wall to reveal the muscles to be tightened.
- The skin flap is reattached with
any extra skin being removed. A new hole for the navel is
made and stitched into place.
- All stitches are dressed and any
excess fluid from the site is drained
A partial Abdominoplasty involves
- A smaller incision is made.
- The skin in removed between the
incision and the navel. The skin is stretched down and excess
- The flap is stitched back into place
Recovery from a complete Abdominoplasty
can take from four to six weeks. Patients are advised to take
this recovery time off from work and are also advised not
to smoke during recovery. For the first ten days, a patient
may experience bruising and discomfort. A supportive abdominal
device is normally worn to ensure proper healing.
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