Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is perhaps the best way to shape your lower stomach when an excess of fat accumulates in the area. There are many different types of tummy tucks a person can have, and each is different depending on the case. Some tummy tucks may involve shaping the stomach, while others might require an operation for the removal of excess fat and/or skin which will tighten up the abdominal muscles and will also reposition the belly button.
More and more people have chosen to have a tummy tuck because it is safe and has also become more affordable in the recent years. This is anywhere between twenty-five hundred dollars up to eighty-five hundred dollars. A big factor in price depends upon who you choose to perform the operation, and also the time and complexity of the tummy tuck. Also, medical tests, room cost, surgeon fees, operation room, anesthesiologists, and post surgery will all affect the total cost.
Tummy tucks are becoming more popular because more surgeons are now starting to offer different financing plans to pay for the surgery. This helps out a lot of people whose insurance carriers will not pay for any or all of it. Also be aware that you will have to tell your insurance company about you tummy tuck, as it may increase your future insurance premiums.
The reason why some undergo a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is because of pregnancy in women or men after a gastric bypass surgery. The procedure’s recovery time will all depend on the complexity of your operation, which can be altered due to many reasons.
After an abdominoplasty surgery, many will feel some pain, which is to be expected, and will also be swollen in the area where the operation took place. This should last a few weeks and can be lessened by prescriptions that your doctor will prescribe to you after the surgery.
The normal recovery period for a tummy tuck is only a few weeks. However, if you want to speed this time up, make sure not to stretch or put much strain on the abdominals because this will cause an accumulation of fluids, therefore lengthening the recovery time.
The recovery period occurs in three stages. The first stage is post-operation and you have to remain in the hospital, this can be from a few hours to even a few days. The second stage, is when you get home. You might have to stay in bed following your doctor’s orders. The third and final stage, is to maintain your new physique. Your doctor, most likely, will give you a diet and exercise schedule to follow to optimize your recovery.
The recovery time can also shorten if you have strong abs. If you do not have very strong abs, your recovery time may be longer. The scar tissue and swelling might now go away until about six months after the surgery.