A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and repair abdominal walls that weaken during pregnancy. The procedure is often combined with liposuction for more transformative results. The team at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, can customize your tummy tuck to best flatter your unique figure.View transcript
[00:00:07.840] Tummy Tuck was designed to remove excess skin [00:00:10.908] and repair any of the muscle damage that occurred during childbirth. [00:00:15.280] Great candidate for the abdominoplasty or tummy tuck [00:00:18.225] is one that is not going to have any further children, [00:00:22.433] is within about 30 pounds of where they want to be [00:00:24.909] as far as their weight, and has excess skin. [00:00:29.017] Tummy tuck often needs the addition of liposuction [00:00:32.417] to help blend the results of the tuck into surrounding areas. [00:00:36.140] For instance, tummy tuck does not address the lateral waist. [00:00:39.592] Liposuction does a great job of blending in the lateral parts of the abdominal [00:00:44.710] plastic with the sides that are not addressed by the tummy tuck. [00:00:49.960] The recovery time for tummy tuck depends on the patient. [00:00:52.700] What we tell everybody is that [00:00:54.351] it is the most painful procedure that a plastic surgeon will perform. [00:00:57.750] It takes about two weeks for them to feel human again, and it takes about a month [00:01:01.910] before they feel like they did before the operation. [00:01:04.480] Some patients walk in the day after tummy tuck like nothing happened. [00:01:07.800] Other patients won't get out of bed for two weeks. [00:01:10.110] Most patients will fall between those two extremes, but they should have the family [00:01:16.190] set up, the support network setup, to help them post operatively.