From weight fluctuation and pregnancy to getting older, there are many things throughout life that can impact our body profile. A tummy tuck, almost known as an abdominoplasty, helps address stretched abdominal muscles and extra fat. The procedure is a common choice for our clients who want to target the belly bulge and create a more trim look.
What Happens During a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
While all surgical procedures are serious undertakings, tummy tuck surgery is a fairly straightforward procedure. First, Dr. Pearl will make small incisions in the lower abdomen. Through these incisions, he can access the muscles and tissue below the skin. Next, Dr. Pearl tightens the abdominal muscles and stitches them into place to create a flatter, more toned appearance. Once the muscles have been tightened, the excess skin will be removed. Finally, Dr. Pearl will close the incisions with sutures and place a drainage tube under the skin to help drain any excess fluid.
What Does Tummy Tuck Recovery Look Like?
Most clients report some swelling and bruising after your surgery, but this should resolve within a few weeks. You can expect to experience some discomfort, but most symptoms can usually be managed with pain medication and compression garments. It is important to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks. Follow up with your care team at Chatham Plastic Surgery to monitor progress and address any concerns.
Preparing for Your Procedure
Again and again, we see tummy tuck procedures help our patients achieve the body they have always wanted and feel more confident in their own bodies. It is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle, but rather a tool to help achieve body goals.
During your consultation, Dr. Pearl will discuss those goals with you in-depth and explore possible results. Call our office in Savannah, GA, today at 912-446-1985 or visit us online at www.chathamplasticsurgery.com to book your appointment with our team of medical experts.