The abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is an extremely successful surgical procedure, designed to sculpt the waistline and smooth the stomach. The surgical technique can also repair damaged and weakened abdominal muscles, further tightening the stomach and ensuring long-term results.
Tummy tuck results are considered permanent or long lasting if you maintain a stable weight. During body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck, fat cells are eliminated from the body and can’t grow back.
We gathered a list of tips that will make you get the best out of this surgery maximizing it’s results:
1 - Choice of Surgeon
Choose a qualified plastic surgeon that is board certified and has large expertise and experience in performing Tummy Tuck’s to get pre-baby body’s back to what they used to be.
2 – Do you want to get pregnant again?
Making sure you don't want to gestate anymore is an important assessment before doing this procedure. Being with your offspring complete is an important factor to perform a tummy tuck, since a pregnancy after surgery can compromise its result due to the body skin stretching again in that area.
3 – Stable Weight
Have stable weight before surgery. The procedure is planned based on your weight at the time of surgery which means if you gain loose a lot or gain weight after surgery, the result may change.
4 – Compression Belt
Use the compression belt for the time recommend by your doctor. The purpose of the brace is to compress the abdomen to reduce edema (accumulation of fluids), provide comfort and safety, shape your curves, reduce pain, and facilitate your movements.
5 – Use Recommended Medications
Use post-operative analgesic medications as prescribed by your doctor. Abdominal plastic surgery does not usually evolve a lot of pain. If it occurs, it is considered normal as long as it is manageable with common analgesics.
6 – Scar
Take good care of your scar. The scar resulting from tummy tuck procedure is located horizontally in the region of the lower abdomen, extending laterally to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the volume of the abdomen to be corrected. This scar is designed to be hidden by the underwear and bikini and most of the time, it encompasses the cesarean scar. There will also be a small scar around the navel. All guidelines on care for the scars will be given during the healing process.
7 – Body Contour Result
Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly to prolong the results obtained from the surgery. Don't forget that the surgery is aimed at body contouring, not weight loss. In many cases, abdominal dermo lipectomy is associated with liposuction, aiming to improve the result of body contour.
Schedule your Evaluation with Dr. Dehkordi
Patients of Dr. Dehkordi frequently asked for help to get their bodies back from their pregnancy so Dr. D completed specialized training in the areas of liposuction, tummy tucks, and fat transfer to offer her patients solutions to their post-baby body concerns.
When it comes to her patients, Dr. Dehkordi is more than just a doctor. She's a trusted advisor, who helps her patients look and feel their best.
Schedule your evaluation now by calling us at: (209) 424-4892