Tummy Tuck is a aesthetic procedure used to eliminate excess fat and sagging skin from the abdominal area. It enhances the overall appearance of the abdominal area restoring a patient’s form. The muscles of the abdominal wall may be tightened to achieve a flatter abdominal profile. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure, it is a body contouring surgery.
Tummy tucks have changed over the past few years,\ in a positive way for patients. Some of the big changes that have occurred over the past few years are:
- No Drains
- The majority of patients don’t receive drains. This allows them to be more active and have less pain.
- Decreased Pain
- Technology has improved with new medications and pain pumps. These advances have made the surgeries much more comfortable for patients.
- Home the Same Day
- The majority of patients will go home the same day with a nurse to assist them or stay one night in the hospital.
- Increased Activity
- The combination of decreased pain and no drains has increased the activity of patients, allowing them to return to their normal activity sooner then before.