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Tummy Tuck

Procedure :

Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of abdominal wall.


Length :

2 to 5 hours.


Anesthesia :

General, or local with sedation.


In/Outpatient :

Either depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery.


Side Effects :

Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising, tiredness for several weeks or months.


Risks :

Blood clots. Infection. Bleeding under the skin flap. Poor healing resulting in conspicuous scarring or skin loss. Need for a second operation.


Recovery :

Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.