When you undergo a partial tummy tuck procedure you would be undergoing an invasive surgery. As the surgery will involve incisions to be made in your lower abdomen area and excess fat and cartilage tissues or skin removed, it would signify a certain recovery time frame as well. It is necessary to know what to expect during and after such a procedure and what kind of lifestyle changes you need to do. Only after all such details are known can one plan, such a procedure after consulting a surgeon.
Details of tunny tuck procedure
Usually a partial tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is done in the lower abdominal area by applying local anesthetic. The surgeon would assess the overall health condition of a patient before giving the go ahead sign for the procedure. The surgery involves an incision made between the hipbones that follow the natural curve of the breast augmentation before and after. The surgeon will then clip away sections of excess fat, cartilage tissue and skin. When the excess fat and skin are removed, the surgeon then stretches the muscles of the abdomen and sutures the skin back in place.
Recovering from the procedure
Similar to breast augmentation before and after most patients of a tummy tuck procedure are curious to know how the operated area heals and how to take care of the operated region in the postoperative phase. Patients who undergo such a procedure might be required to stay overnight at the hospital. As there would be discomfort and pain in the operated area after the anesthesia effects wear off, one would be given antibiotic and painkillers to manage the pain. Ointments are given to apply on the operated area which prevents infection as well as eases the discomfort that is felt after the operation.
People are advised to take it easy for a few days, at least a week after undergoing the procedure of abdominoplasty Sydney. They can start off work but limit physical activity for about a week after the procedure is done. A follow up visit with the surgeon is scheduled within a week or so to gauge how the area is healing, check the condition of the stitches and help the patient get any queries they have answered by the surgeon. In general, with the right precautions, the wounds heal well and one is able to get back to physical activities at normal level gradually. However, it is necessary to consult the doctor to know the kind of exercises one can do and from when such activities can be safe for the operated region.