Having a tummy tuck can help to restore confidence in your body. Advances in medicine and science over the years have made this procedure better than ever. This is an incredibly popular type of plastic surgery and something that Dr. Ashruf would be happy to discuss with you in detail. In the meantime, check out this guide that answers some of the most common questions people have about tummy tucks.

Are there different types of tummy tucks?

No two bodies are the same, which is why there are different types of this procedure that can be done, depending on your individual needs. There is such a thing as a “mini tummy tuck,” which requires a smaller incision. This procedure is available to those who still have relatively tight skin. In some cases, liposuction in combination with a tummy tuck is the right way to go. It ultimately depends on what needs fixing. This could include repairing muscles, tightening skin, or removing fat.

How much time off will I need?

One of the things that often holds people back from having plastic surgery is fear of being unable to participate in their normal life. The type of surgery you have will impact the length of recovery. Typically speaking, those who can work from home are up to it within a few days. Otherwise, it may take two or three weeks to feel up to returning to work. Driving can be resumed as soon as you feel well enough to stop taking the pain medication. Although it can take months for the body to heal completely, most people feel “normal” after six to eight weeks.

What results can be expected with a tummy tuck?

After a tummy tuck, you can expect your abdomen to look flatter and more toned. The contour of your stomach will also be more flattering to your overall body shape. Remember, there is some swelling immediately after the surgery. It may take a week or two to get to fully appreciate your new phsyique.

Are the results permanent?

The results can be incredibly long-lasting after a tummy tuck. It is up to the patient to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent dramatic fluctuations in weight, which can undo the improvements gained by this procedure. Aging will continue to affect your skin, but most people only need one tummy tuck in their lifetime.

Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?

Yes! A tummy tuck is typically included within a “Mommy Makeover.” The Mommy Makeover also targets the breasts, which can stretch and sag after pregnancy. Either a breast lift or breast augmentation can be included. If you are looking for a way to regain your confidence after having a baby, a Mommy Makeover including a tummy tuck may be the perfect solution for you.