All You Should Know About a Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty is the medical term for a tummy tuck – a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdominal areas. This cosmetic procedure can drastically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
A tummy tuck is not a surgical solution to instantly lose weight and centimetres around the abdomen. This type of procedure is ideally for women who went through several pregnancies, carrying around loose skin and stubborn fat deposits because of drastic weight gain and loss throughout each pregnancy. Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your is your answer is you are considering a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck will see your surgeon removing excess skin and fat deposits from the middle and lower abdominal areas. Your surgeon will also tighten the abdominal muscle wall for a flatter and slimmer abdomen. The final result is a drastic and noticeable decrease of abdomen protrusion.
After your surgery, your body needs time to heal and recover completely. During your recovery, you can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort from your middle and lower abdomen for the initial couple of days following surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe painkillers to manage any pain and discomfort, which will not interfere with blood coagulation as some over-the-counter painkillers will frequently do.
If you are a smoker, you must refrain from smoking for at least 2 months before and after your surgery. This will optimise oxygen flow in your body and help the healing process on a cellular level. You will also be instructed on how to shower and change your clothes during recovery, as not to interfere with the recovery process and enjoy the best possible results in the long term.
Book Your Consultation
If you are serious about a tummy tuck, book a consultation with one of our professional surgeons today. Your surgeon will assess your abdomen and give you their recommendations regarding a possible tummy tuck to reduce a protruding abdomen. Your surgeon will also discuss important factors about how to prepare for the procedure. If you need any financial assistance, we can direct you to a financial institution to help pay for your surgery.
If you are considering a tummy tuck, Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your answer in Gauteng. We can also assist with a selection of cosmetic surgical procedures such as breast surgery and liposuction. For more info, please browse our website or contact us to book your consultation.