Can a tummy tuck remove my stretch marks?
Depending on the location of your stretch marks, many can be removed during a tummy tuck. Stretch marks on the lower section of your abdomen may be low enough to be excised during the procedure.
Are there any risks with a tummy tuck procedure?
All surgeries carry risk. Choosing a well-qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Smith is an important step in safe surgical practices, as well as the quality of the results. Dr. Smith focuses on advanced patient health and safety protocols.
Is abdominoplasty painful?
The discomfort most patients feel does not come from the incisions but is associated with tightening the underlying muscles. There are several nerves in the area that can be affected by the swelling and bruising from a tummy tuck surgery. Activities such as standing, getting out of a seated position, or walking up the stairs can be uncomfortable because your core muscles have been disrupted.
What if I get pregnant after having a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck will not interfere with the health of you or your baby. You may experience more stretch marks due to the removal of excess skin from your tummy tuck procedure. After the loss of baby weight, your abdomen may return to its corrected look. Most people consider waiting after they are done building a family.
How long after a tummy tuck can I start exercising again?
After a day or two, you should be taking gentle walks every day. At four to six weeks, you will begin to feel like yourself and will be able to ease back into your regular exercise routine after being given the okay from Dr. Smith.
How long will my tummy tuck results last?
If you maintain a healthy weight and continue to be active, a tummy tuck procedure will provide results that last for many, many years, or even a lifetime.
How can I be prepared for my tummy tuck procedure?
Schedule plenty of time for rest after your tummy tuck. You need to stop taking certain medications such as blood thinners or any anti-inflammatories, or blood-thinning supplements. Arrange for a friend or family member to transport your home and to stay with you for the first few after your surgery.