Tummy Tuck in Sulphur, LA
The experts at Plastic Surgery Associates perform tummy tucks to help patients in Sulphur, LA unleash their inner six-pack.
Some people find it hard to achieve a long, lean tummy through diet and exercise alone. Even those with average body weight can suffer from a bulging tummy, often the result of heredity, aging, pregnancy, fluctuations in weight or previous surgery.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that repairs broken, loose or sagging muscles; as well as removes extra skin from the abdominal area for a stronger, smoother and toned midsection.
You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you are:
- In good overall health.
- Less than 30 pounds over your ideal weight.
How are Tummy Tucks Performed?
During a tummy tuck, the surgeon administers a general anesthesia or intravenous sedative to make the patient comfortable. The surgeon will then make a horizontal opening in the section between the belly button and the pubic hairline. The amount of extra skin usually determines the length and shape of the opening.
The surgeon pulls the muscles close together and stitches them in their new position. This provides a firmer abdominal wall and narrows the waistline.
Lastly, the surgeon will stitch, tape, clip or use skin adhesive to secure all openings.
Swelling is a common side effect and you can expect your abdomen to feel very sore or tender. Most patients wear a compression garment over the abdomen immediately following the surgery.
Most patients find that the full results of their surgery become visible within about six months.
About Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette
At Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette, our procedures go beyond just plastic surgery but also extends to the overall well-being of each patient; we are committed to providing superior patient care.
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