What is a Tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck, technically known as an abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the stomach and the entire abdominal area. Are you one of countless people who suffer with a belly bulge? The tummy is one of those areas that is prone to developing stubborn fat that you might find difficult, or even impossible, to lose. If diet and exercise aren’t enough to restore a tight, flat tummy, you may need a tummy tuck. Consult with Miami’s top-rated plastic surgeon to see if this procedure is right for you. The goal is to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall, dramatically re-sculpting the entire area to create a slimmer silhouette. Tummy tuck patients can look forward to increased confidence, improved comfort, and clothes that will fit better.
I’m planning a pregnancy… should I wait for my tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is for those who want a long-lasting improvement to the appearance of their abdomen. This improvement can be reversed by weight fluctuations or a subsequent pregnancy. It highly advisable that you wait for your tummy tuck until you’ve finished having children and are at a stable weight.
What should I expect for recovery after a tummy tuck?
You will receive detailed instructions to help ensure that you start your recovery comfortably and safely. When you are released to go home, you will need someone to drive you and help care for you in the days after surgery. You should expect to experience bruising, swelling, and tightness. This is a common experience most patients. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications to ease any discomfort you may experience. You can expect to return to light activity a day after surgery, and you may be released to work about 1-2 weeks after surgery. It will be around 4-6 weeks before you can resume strenuous exercise.
Locally recognized as Dr. Z, Dr. Alexander Zuriarrain is a top-rated Miami plastic surgeon with a passion for perfectionism and attention to detail. Dr. Z understands the importance of an individualized approach. He adapts his procedures to every patient’s unique body type. You are an important voice in the process as he combines your goals with his experience, giving his patients excellent results in a setting that is focused on patient safety. Well-known for his surgical talent, his patients enjoy his warm, caring personality and appreciate his professional bedside manner. Dr. Z sees patients not only in Miami, but across the United States and Latin America. Call today to request a Miami office or virtual consultation to learn more about individually focused plastic surgery.