Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A protuberant abdomen can be a cause of distress for men and women alike. It can be the result of excess fat, weak abdominal muscles, pregnancy, or loose skin that has been over-stretched and no longer responds to diet and exercise.
A Tummy Tuck is usually performed in an a outpatient facility or in a hospital, under general anesthesia. Bed rest is recommended for the first day. If drains are used, they may remain for 2 to 4 days until discharge fluids decrease.
Sutures will be removed in a few days. During your recovery, you must refrain from any strenuous activity or rifting. Most patients are back to work in two or three weeks.