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Intro TO PROCEDURE


PROCEDURE SCHEDULE

Surgery

  • Time: 2-3 hours
  • General Anesthesia

Recovery

  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery 
  • 7 to 10 days off work

Restriction

  • 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming

QUESTIONS?

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WHY ABDOMINOPLASTY?

Laxity of the abdomen is a common concern of ladies in the mid 30s to 50s. Common reasons for the enlarged belly are due to weight gain or massive weight loss or abdominal laxity after childbirth (especially ladies who have had multiple pregnancies or gave birth to twins or triplets).  Characteristics of these abdomen often involve stretch marks, lower abdominal fullness, hanging pannus, ptosis and lengthening of the belly button.  Men can also have similar problems but often stem from weight gain with mostly intra-abdominal fat accumulation and not as much abdominal structural laxity as ladies.

A large abdomen not only causes cosmetic distress due to the unsightly appearance but also comes with difficulty in fitting into nice clothing.  Depending on the occupation, patients have complained of discomfort wearing belts or equipments that are required for work (ie. police officers, construction workers).  When the pannus is large, the skin crease underneath can collect moisture and result in skin irritations with rash or fungal infections.

 

HOW IS IT DONE?

There are many ways to handle a large abdomen.  The best result comes from surgery with weight loss. If the skin quality is good and excess is only in the fat then liposuction alone will likely be enough. 

Abdominoplasty is offered to people who not only has excess fat but also excess skin in the abdomen.  For stretch marks, abdominoplasty often times is the only effective way to remove them for women after giving birth. During the procedure, the loosened abdominal fascia can also be tightened internally to give the patient an hour-glass shaped waistline.  

 


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PATIENT'S REVIEWS

 

A, 33, Female, New York, USA

"It has been nearly 4 months since my Tummy Tuck procedure with you and I’ve never felt (or looked) better! I wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for me, I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve looked in the mirror and actually liked what I saw. Having lost over 130 pounds, my journey now feels complete.
You put my mind at ease about the surgery from the minute I met you. From the consultation to the surgery and even months later, I knew I was in good hands. You always gave me your time in describing every part of the journey and everything happened exactly how you said it would. You were always very responsive to any questions or concerns that I had.
I cannot thank you enough for the professionalism and warmth you and your staff have displayed to me. Your personal service, attention and follow up made me so glad I chose you as my surgeon. I cannot imagine having any other surgeon perform my procedure and I will highly recommend everyone to you."

 

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