An overview of Abdominoplasty

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Abdominoplasty is more commonly known as the ‘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 a duration of time after the operation
Risks: Blood clots. Infection. Bleeding under the skin. Scarring or skin loss due to poor healing. Need for a second operation. 
Recovery: 2 to 4 weeks: Back to Work
                4 to 6 weeks or more: Strenuous activities (bending, lifting, exercise)
                3 months +: Scar fading 
Duration of results: Variable


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