If you are struggling to lose the excess skin around your waistline, a tummy tuck may be in order! A tummy tuck””also known as Abdominoplasty””is not a substitute for weight loss, but it creates definition more fitting to your weight and body type””revealing a trimmer, more confident you! As summer is quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to schedule a tummy tuck consult with Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery.
Abdominoplasty is performed as an out-patient procedure, and usually lasts between 3 and 5 hours under general anesthesia. Through a horizontal incision, the abdominal muscles can be repaired, if necessary, and the excess skin is removed””revealing a flatter, firmer abdominal shape.
You will be able to see the results of the tummy tuck immediately, and the improvements are permanent as long as you maintain a stable weight and fitness level. You should expect to return to work within a month after surgery, and the scars will fade and flatten over the next 3 to 24 months. The side effects are minor, but can include temporary pain, swelling, bruising, and fatigue.
We recommend postponing your tummy tuck procedure if you anticipate dramatic weight fluctuations, such as pregnancy or weight loss. Your fitness level should also be stabilized before undergoing this procedure.
At Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery, we strive to provide you with a warm, friendly environment in which to pursue your cosmetic goals. We will work with your specific needs to obtain the most natural enhanced appearance possible, and we perform many procedures in a certified private operating room.