An abdominoplasty tightens the abdominal musculature, removes skin excess, and improves the waistline. It is frequently done after childbirth to improve deformities that a patient cannot improve with diet and exercise. It is best to be at your ideal weight and a weight that is easy to maintain.
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2 ½ -3 ½ hours under general anesthesia depending on amount of liposuction performed.
After the Procedure
Day 1: Surgery.
Day 2: Discharged from hospital with drains.
Day 5-7: Office visit for evaluation and drain removal.
Week 2: Increasing activities and may return to work.
Week 3: Normal activities resume.
Week 6: Return to normal exercise.
3 Months: Early results are visible.
6 Months: Final result but scars will improve for up to one year.