Austin Weston, The Center For Cosmetic Surgery

Tummy Tuck

Northern Virginia Tummy Tuck

If you have experienced rapid weight loss from pregnancy or extensive dieting and exercise, you may find the area around your waist sagging with excess skin and fat deposits.

Our northern Virginia and Washington DC Metro Area plastic surgeons can remove excess fat deposits around the waist area that can cause discomfort from irritated skin rubbing together or embarrassment from the loss of a natural contour.

Women that have gone through pregnancy often find their lower body area around the abdomen sagging from the weight of excess skin and fat they never fully lost following the pregnancy.

Tummy tuck surgery eliminates excess skin and fat around the stomach area as well as tightening the muscles.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

During a tummy tuck procedure, a horizontal incision is made from hip bone to hip bone and the plastic surgeon gently separates the skin from the abdominal wall. The muscles and soft tissue proceeding a tummy tuck procedure are tightened and the flap is closed and excess skin and fat are removed.

There are different variations of a tummy tuck, and your Austin-Weston Washington, DC area board certified physician will recommend a tummy tuck procedure specifically for you.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

A garment is applied following a tummy tuck surgery to help prevent swelling. Your plastic surgeon will likely prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to pain medication. Swelling, bruising and numbness are normal following a tummy tuck surgery, but should subside in a few weeks.

Northern Virginia Tummy tuck patients should return to Austin-Weston the following day for incisions to be checked.

After about a week, stitches are removed. Healing from a tummy tuck is slow since this is major surgery. Most patients return to normal activity within 4 weeks. The scar from a tummy tuck is permanent, but should fade in 6 to 9 months.

When combined with tummy tuck surgery, liposuction or VASER® Lipo can complete a shapely feminine, sculpted body.

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