Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat and to tighten the muscles, leading to a more attractive look. The procedure is performed on patients with loose abdominal wall, most often caused by weight loss, pregnancy, etc.
The procedure takes around three hours. Horizontal incisions are made just above the pubic area, so they can be easily concealed. After the surgery, drains are left in place for about 2 days. The swelling and bruising will disappear after 2 weeks. The patient needs to wear a tummy tuck girdle for about 2 months. Strenuous physical exercise should be avoided for one month following the surgery.
The surgery is performed on patients who are in general good shape and have normal lab results.