Loose skin and excess fat in the abdominal area can cause an insurmountable inconvenience to your body, often diet and exercise have little to no impact. This is particularly true after pregnancy or substantial weight loss. Your “core” is no longer tight, and even vigorous exercise and strict dieting cannot restore it to its original shape. In this case, a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is the best way to attain the figure you desire.
Inpatient care for 1-2 nights
During a tummy tuck, excess abdominal skin and fat are removed and the skin is tightened via an incision discretely placed just below the beltline. The belly button can also be reshaped and adapted to your slimmed-down silhouette as part of the procedure.
Furthermore, a tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction to better define your contours.
A wide range of tummy tuck options is available to meet your individual needs and goals, from a mini-tummy tuck, without repositioning of the belly button, to fleur de lis-recontouring with extended tightening of the upper abdomen.
|Duration of treatment: 1-3 hours|
|Anesthesia: general anesthesia, local anesthesia possible in some cases|
|Inpatient care: 1-2 nights|
|Postoperative guidelines: compression garments for 6 weeks|
|Suture removal: after 7 days|
|Return to (office) work: after 2 weeks|
|Strenuous exercise: after 4 to 6 weeks|
During the personalized consultation, Dr. Hubmann will develop an individual treatment plan based on his ABSOLUTELY YOU concept.
As with all of his treatments, Dr. Hubmann performs tummy tuck surgery with the utmost precision. You will receive close attention and care from both him and his team before, during, and after the procedure. Your adherence to the recommendations for postoperative care is essential to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the results of your tummy tuck. This will pave the way to a new YOU.
It is important that you do not plan to lose a substantial amount of weight or plan to become pregnant immediately after surgery. You should have already reached your goal weight and have ideally maintained this weight for some time, since a tummy tuck by itself is not a weight loss procedure.
It is important for you to plan for enough time to recover after your tummy tuck. Dr. Hubmann recommends two weeks of rest in the comfort of your own home or one of our suites. It is especially important to avoid bending too far backward, which can place excess tension on the incision and impair the healing process.
If pregnancy or excess fat in the abdominal cavity cause the abdominal muscles to overstretch, they may pull apart at their attachments to the tendons. During your preoperative examination, Dr. Hubmann can determine if this applies to you. If so, a vertical suture can be made underneath the skin to enhance the contour of your waistline. This method is also referred to as internal corset surgery.
You should wait at least 1 year. However, it is recommended that you wait at least 2 years to allow your body to complete the healing process.
Some pain can occur in the days following the procedure. However, during your stay with us, Dr. Hubmann will manage your pain and he will prescribe appropriate pain medication for your recovery at home.
The amount of scarring that occurs after surgery varies widely from patient to patient. Since a tummy tuck removes skin on the lower abdomen, some scarring is inevitable. However, the sutures are very fine. Over time, they usually fade significantly and can be well hidden by your undergarments.
Despite surgical treatment, the human body continues to age and undergo changes that may affect your abdominal region. However, with a balanced diet and regular exercise, you can help prevent these effects.