What is Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall.

How dangerous is Abdominoplasty?

The risk of complications increased when tummy tucks were combined with otherplastic surgery procedures, the researchers found. Among patients who had only a tummy tuck, 3.1 percent developed complications.

Is abdominoplasty major surgery?

Abdominoplasty—sometimes called "tummy tuck"—has a higher risk of majorcomplications than other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, reports a new study.Abdominoplasty is done to remove excess skin and tissue from the abdomen, to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

How long does it take to recover from an abdominoplasty?

You'll wear an abdominal binder for about six weeks. This helps to avoid fluid buildup and helps to support your abdomen. While the recovery period is usually shorter for a mini-tummy tuck, you'll still need to avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks. This includes any vigorous exercise or heavy lifting.

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