What To Expect From a Tummy Tuck Procedure

Athletic young woman with a flat tummy in pink sports suit.The abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck,” is a surgical intervention designed to remove excess fat and skin from the midsection. It is a popular treatment for both men and women, and during a consultation visit, you might have a lot of questions about what to expect from the abdominoplasty procedure. Continue reading to learn more about this surgery!

What Happens During the Abdominoplasty Surgery?

Dr. Kimberly Carpin’s tummy tuck procedure is designed to reshape the abdominal area and help patients achieve their desired look. During the operation, she makes an incision from hipbone to hipbone to access the underlying muscles and tissue of the abdomen. Excess skin and fat are then removed while she tightens weakened or stretched-out abdominal muscles for a flatter, firmer appearance. A second incision may be made around the navel if additional skin or the belly button needs to be removed or repositioned. Once this is done, excess skin and fat are carefully trimmed away before being stitched together with dissolvable sutures, which leave minimal scarring behind.

What Is Recovery Like After the Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Dr. Kimberly Carpin typically prescribes pain medication to manage any discomfort you may feel during the first few days post-operation. Swelling and bruising around the area are normal, though they should begin to subside within a week or two following your procedure. Be sure to follow all of Dr. Kimberly Carpin’s instructions for aftercare to reduce the risk of complications and delay the healing process. This includes the wearing of a compression garment, avoidance of strenuous activities, including exercising or lifting heavy objects, and attending follow-up appointments as scheduled to monitor the recovery process and answer questions as your body heals.

At the end of your recovery period, you can expect to have tighter abdominal muscles, a flatter stomach and much smoother skin! With proper care and maintenance, your results can be long-lasting if you commit to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and proper nutrition.

How Do I Find Out if I Am a Proper Candidate for the Tummy Tuck Procedure?

If you are interested in learning more about abdominoplasty and live in the area of Webster, TX, DR. Kimberly Carpin invites you to book a consultation visit at her office. Call 281-333-4600 to request a visit with our team of professionals. We are open to new and returning patients interested in plastic surgery procedures for the body.

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