Tummy Tuck in
South Florida

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Causes

What Is a
Tummy Tuck?

 

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure our doctors can perform to help you feel more confident in the shape and look of your abdomen. This procedure makes your abdominal area flatter as we remove the excess skin and fat. You may also pursue a tummy tuck if you have weak connective tissue around your abdomen.

Some patients decide to undergo tummy tuck surgery for the following reasons:

  • Aging
  • Lack of confidence in their natural body shape
  • Loose skin caused by pregnancy or changes in weight
  • Prior surgeries like a C-section

Tummy tucks can also remove stretch marks.

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The Surgery

How to Prepare for
a Tummy Tuck

Before performing your tummy tuck, we will need to review your medical history. You should be ready to talk to your doctor about any medications you take and the reasons why you want a tummy tuck.

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Tummy Tuck in South Florida - Plastic Surgery - Palm Beach Dermatology Group

According to Mayo Clinic, some things you might need to do before a tummy tuck include:

  • Come in for an initial exam: Before we perform your tummy tuck, we will want to examine your abdomen. We might take photos or add notes to your medical file.
  • Quit smoking: Smoking can hinder the healing process after a tummy tuck. It slows down blood flow and can present the risk of tissue damage. We recommend you stop smoking before surgery and throughout your recovery period.
  • Stop taking certain medications: We usually advise our tummy tuck patients to stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, and herbal supplements. This is because these medications can contribute to heavy bleeding.
  • Remain at a stable weight: Avoid gaining or losing a significant amount of weight for at least a year before your tummy tuck. Your doctor may give you a goal weight to maintain before surgery.

 

  • Coordinate with a post-operation caretaker: You should have a friend or family member pick you up after surgery. It’s usually a good idea to have them stay with you for a day or two after surgery in case you need help with everyday tasks.

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Prevent

How Is a Tummy Tuck
Procedure Performed?

 

The doctors at Palm Beach Dermatology Group can review the tummy tuck process with you during an initial appointment. Before we begin your surgery, you’ll typically receive pain medication, and we may sedate you.

Generally, during surgery, we will:

  • Make incisions and remove fat and excess skin below your belly button

 

  • Tighten the connective tissue over your abdominal muscles with permanent stitches

 

  • Reposition the skin around your bellybutton so that the tummy tuck looks natural

Tummy tucks usually take around two or three hours. Most patients notice scarring around the bikini line.

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The Surgery

What You Can Expect
After a Tummy Tuck

 

After your tummy tuck, we may place small tubes near your incisions to ensure blood or fluids drain properly. These might be left in place for a few days after surgery, and we may prescribe an antibiotic to ensure you remain infection-free.

 

Your doctors might encourage you to try walking in the first few days after surgery so that you are not at risk of forming blood clots. After the procedure, you can also expect:

 

  • To wear a supportive abdominal binder for six weeks
  • Your doctor to instruct you not to make any harsh movements that could harm your incisions
  • To attend follow-up appointments with your doctor to ensure you are healing properly

 

How Long After Surgery Is the Tumm Tuck Recovery Period?

How long your recovery after surgery will take depends on a few factors, such as your age and overall health. Depending on how your body reacts to the procedure, it could take a few weeks to a few months. In any case, you should be prepared to:

 

  • Take some time away from work
  • Hire child caretakers or ask friends and family to help if you have children
  • Wear loose clothing
  • Avoid your usual workouts or hobbies until your doctor approves you to return to these activities

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Tummy Tuck in South Florida - Plastic Surgery - Palm Beach Dermatology Group

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The Surgery

Who Is a Strong
Candidate for a
Tummy Tuck?

After your tummy tuck, we may place small tubes near your incisions to ensure blood or fluids drain properly. These might be left in place for a few days after surgery, and we may prescribe an antibiotic to ensure you remain infection-free.

Typically, some factors we consider before approving a patient for a tummy tuck include:

  • Whether they are a heavy smoker
  • If they plan to become pregnant in the future
  • Their weight loss goals
  • Whether they have had any prior surgeries
  • If they have any health conditions that could interfere with their recovery
Aftter Surgery

Tummy Tuck Side Effects
to Look Out For

Some side effects, like scarring, are common and might not be a cause for concern. However, other post-surgery conditions may be red flags you want to bring to your doctor’s attention. Cleveland Clinic lists the following side effects that are sometimes reported after tummy tucks:
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Bleeding
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Blood clotting
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Infection
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Seroma
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Numbness
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Fat necrosis
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Wound separation
Some soreness and bruising are expected after surgery. However, you should always contact your doctor if you notice anything that concerns you.
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Schedule Your Tummy Tuck
Appointment at Our Office
in South Florida

 

You don’t have to continue feeling insecure about loose abdominal skin. Our experienced doctors know how to perform tummy tuck surgery to remove uncomfortable skin and fat. When you make an appointment with us, we can explain how surgery may benefit you and determine whether it’s the right solution for you.

Contact us today by calling (561) 499-0660. We have many appointments available, and our doctors will set aside time to listen to you and help you meet your cosmetic goals.

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