The Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a very popular body shaping procedure in my practice. In essence the Tummy Tuck surgery is removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and the simultaneous tightening of the abdominal muscle wall.
The tummy Tuck is very often combined with Liposuction to work towards a more significant result*.
There are many causes for developing a “tummy” and apart from poor diet and lack of exercise there are a few significant reasons that may contribute to this paunch:
Abdominoplasty surgery is a long procedure, performed under general anaesthetic in theatre. The surgery lasts approximately 90 to 120 minutes. In most cases your belly button will need to be repositioned to allow for the removal of skin.
Dr Chris Snijman will support you every step of the way
The most significant worry with Abdominoplasty surgery is the scars. They are long and must be carefully considered. However, there are numerous scar treatment options on the market.
The healing process with a large surgical procedure like Tummy Tuck surgery is long. It is imperative that you keep your follow up appointments for check-ups and dressing changes. That said, it is expected that your result will only be visible after approximately 6 weeks*.
In this time you will not be allowed to do any heavy lifting and for the initial week or so, you will need help with driving and general daily chores.
Because Tummy Tuck surgery is significantly long, it is not common to combine the procedure with anything other than Liposuction surgery. Some patients do undergo Tummy Tuck surgery with Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift surgery but this is not the norm.
Undergoing your Tummy Tuck with Dr Chris Snijman is as simple as making an appointment. Call his Morningside rooms now on 011 884 9957.
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