Some people do dozens of crunches and abdominal exercises a day and still find it impossible to lose the excess fat and skin around the midsection. Luckily, there is a solution—Abdominoplasty. Also known as a“tummy tuck,” Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure sure to give you sleeker, more defined abs.
Abdominoplasty begins with an incision made from one hip to the other, creating a skin flap. Next, the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then tightened, narrowing the waistline and flattening the midsection. The flap of skin is then folded down and excess skin is removed. Last, the flap is replaced and the incision is stitched closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours, depending on how much work is needed. Bruising and swelling(which typically subside within 10 days) are the most common side effects of this procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about Abdominoplasty, contact our practice today!