Achieve the perfect workout tummy after the operation with no pain at all
The inverse abdominoplasty is performed when both the skin and abdominal muscles have lost their elasticity and become flaccid. This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and the method used ensures that no pain is felt.
This procedure will normally take 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete and the incision required will be longer than a typical caesarean section scar, however, the scar will be hidden beneath the bikini line and become less obvious over time.
The initial recovery time for this operation is typically 5 days after which a compression garment will need to be work for a further 3 weeks.
The outcome of this procedure will be a firmer, flatter, more muscular shape to the abdomen.
Who should consider a Tummy Tuck?
There are a number of reasons that patient might consider a Tummy Tuck and a number of different procedures that can be used to produce the ideal result. The condition of the operational area, the amount of sagging in the abdominal wall and the amount of excessive skin.
How does the surgery work?
The surgery works by pulling the inner wall of the abdomen together creating an “inner corset”, drawing together the muscles to the centre line. Once the abdominal wall has been flattened and narrowed, the excessive skin is removed and pulled down and together to create a slimmer profile. The resulting scar sits below the bikini line.
Guidelines for surgery
The following guidelines apply for all types of surgery
- Use of all blood thinners should be stopped
- Smoking should stop from the date of the operation until 10-14 days after the treatment. Any activities that will increase blood pressure should also be halted.
- In most cases you will be able to return home after an overnight stay in hospital for observation
- This surgery is performed under general anaesthetic
- It is possible to return to most day to day activities after 5 days of rest
- Upon completion of the surgery the patient will be fitted with a compression garment that they are expected to wear for the three weeks following the surgery.
- Light exercise (walking etc) is permitted shortly after surgery, but it is advised that the patient wait at least 6 weeks before undertaking any heavy or strenuous exercise
- Results are considered to be permanent, however, further pregnancies or excessive weight change will affect the permanent nature of the procedure
- If the belly button is removed during the process is will be replaced and look identical to the one removed
- The ideal time after giving birth to consider the tummy tuck procedure is 1 year