Do you have a stomach pooch as a result of weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or even just getting older? Then you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure.
This cosmetic surgery helps minimize the appearance of a stomach pooch by removing excess sagging skin, leaving behind a smoother and flatter tummy. It’s a highly popular procedure with great patient satisfaction ratings…
But what exactly happens during a tummy tuck procedure?
What Happens During a Tummy Tuck
1. Anesthesia will be administered.
Tummy tuck surgery is a major procedure; that’s why it’s done under general anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon will introduce you to your general anesthesiologist before you undergo your abdominoplasty surgery.
2. The incision is made near the pubic bone.
Once you’re asleep, your plastic surgeon will make a horizontal incision between the belly button and the pubic bone. You may have some slight scarring after this surgery, but the incision is designed to that it can be covered by underwear or a bikini bottom.
The length of the incision will largely depend on how much excess skin needs to be removed to achieve your desired results.
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3. Excess skin is trimmed away.
After making the incision, your plastic surgeon will pull down on the skin (much like a window shade) to create a flatter and smoother surface. Any excess skin that’s left over after pulling the skin down will be trimmed away to create more permanent results.
4. The incisions are closed.
Once your plastic surgeon has trimmed your excess skin, your plastic surgeon will close the incision with sutures or skin adhesives. You’ll be provided with post-op care instructions to make sure your incisions properly heal.
The tummy tuck process may be a little different if you opt to add liposuction surgery to the overall procedure. This combined procedure is a good option for you if you have excess skin and stomach fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise.
I had a tummy tuck with liposuction done by Dr Bull. I am totally happy with my results. I am only 6 weeks post op and I have already dropped 2 sizes in my jeans. After loosing 57 lbs. I was having a hard time buying pants because of my waistline. If the waist fit, the legs were baggy and made me look heavy. My pouchy belly was just awful. So glad to see it gone forever! I feel 20 yrs younger. Dr Bull and his staff are excellant.
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Want to learn more about the tummy tuck process, including if it’s right for you? To schedule your consultation with Dr. John Bull, please fill out the form on this page or call The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville, IL, at 630-405-5342.