An abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure used to tighten overly stretched abdominal muscles and skin in an effort to achieve a smother, flatter appearance. Whether stretched by factors such as weight gain, weight loss and pregnancy, patients can find it difficult for the abdomen to return to its original shape. Stretched beyond the capacity to return to normal, abdominal tissues do not always respond to exercise and diet programs. A tummy tuck may provide an immediate solution in the treatment of loose abdominal muscles as well as remove sagging skin and fatty tissue. This also leaves the waist smaller as an added benefit. Call our Clinique Dallas office today.
You will be able to return to non strenuous work approximately 2 – 4 weeks after surgery. Approximately 4 – 6 weeks after surgery, strenuous activity will be allowed. Sometime around the 8th week after surgery you will be allowed to resume all activities. Scars will flatten and fade between 3 months and 2 years after surgery.