Are you interested in a tummy tuck in Miami?
A tummy tuck in Miami which is also known as Abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these more simple methods cannot achieve our goals in weight loss or a toned stomach. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include the following:
- Prior surgery
- Significant fluctuations in weight
We want you to keep in mind that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight after the surgery. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised. So if you are ready for a smoother, sexy tummy, contact our office to inquire about our tummy tuck in Miami.
Will you recover quickly after your tummy tuck in Miami Florida?
During the recovery from your tummy tuck in Miami Florida recovery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals following surgery. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect. You will be given specific instructions that may include the following:
- How to care for the surgical site and drains
- Medications to apply to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
- Medication to take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
- Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site
- Concerns in your general health to look for
- When to follow up with your plastic surgeon
Be sure to ask your tummy tuck surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period. The questions that you should ask the doctor who performed your tummy tuck in Miami Florida should include:
- Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
- What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
- Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
- When will they be removed?
- When will the stitches be removed?
- How will I or should I bathe?
- How long will I wear the pressure garment?
- When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
- When do I return for follow-up care?
The final results of tummy tuck surgery may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident in your new slimmer profile. Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.
We do want you to keep in mind that previous abdominal surgery may limit the potential results of a tummy tuck. In women who have undergone cesarean section, the existing scars may be incorporated into the new scar. The tummy tuck scar may take several months to a year to fade as much as it will. Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary. Following your physician’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery. It’s important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself after your tummy tuck in Miami Florida. If you would like to learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, contact us today!
What is the process for a tummy tuck in Miami?
A tummy tuck in Miami is a surgery that is recommended when there is a lot of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area. The procedure is ideal for women that have lax skin or have had several pregnancies and also have unaesthetic stretch marks. The procedure is performed in a plastic surgery clinic and may take between one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery.
It is important that you know that your tummy tuck in Miami will be performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery. The plastic surgeon will also inject a bit of anesthetic under the skin in the abdominal area, so that the patient will feel more comfortable after the procedure, and this will also reduce the post surgery pain.
In addition to that, before your actual tummy tuck procedure, our surgeon will perform a gentle liposuction, which is needed to get the best possible results. The liposuction is performed using a cannula inserted under the skin. The cannula is connected to a suctioning device and the abdominal fat cells will be removed. During your surgery, the redundant skin will be eliminated.
Your procedure of your tummy tuck in Miami will be performed around the belly button, which will stay in its original position. A larger incision will be made in the pubic hairline area, so it will be less visible. The surgeon will first tighten the abdominal muscles, which can become lax due to pregnancies or obesity. The muscles will be stitched in a vertical position. After this, the redundant skin will be removed from around the belly button and then the remaining skin will be stitched to the skin in the pubic hairline area. The stitches used will dissolve, so they won’t have to be removed at a later date. So if you are ready for that amazing beach body, consider a tummy tuck in Miami and contact our office today to find out where we are located!