Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Johnson Lee. An abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening the core abdominal muscles. This can restore your abdomen to a more youthful and athletic shape. Additional benefits include removing stretch marks or scars from procedures such as a cesarean section. This procedure is frequently combined with liposuction to improve the contours of your sides, flanks, and waist for a true body transformation.
Incision length will vary depending on the amount of skin that needs to be removed (mini vs full abdominoplasty). A horizontal incision will be made along the lower border of your abdomen to be hidden by your undergarments. Another incision will be hidden along the inside border of your belly button.
Anesthesia is general and patients can go home the same day. An overnight stay may be required if additional procedures are also performed.
Recovery is variable but most patients can expect routine activity by 2 weeks and full strenuous activity by 4 weeks. A binder or compression garment may be worn during this time for support.
Results are immediate and continue to improve over several weeks as swelling decreases.