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Tummy Tuck Essentials

If you are considering getting a tummy tuck to restore the shape of your abdomen whether after significant weight loss or after child birth, there are some additional benefits you may not have even thought of.

For more information about undergoing a tummy tuck, contact Moein Surgical Arts today.

What Is It?

A tummy tuck will tighten and reshape your abdominal area and giving you a flatter and firmer midsection. During this procedure, doctors will tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess or sagging skin. Both men and women are electing to get tummy tucks, especially after major weight loss.

If you are planning to have more children, you should postpone the procedure until you are done having kids. The reason is that during surgery, muscles are tightened, and future pregnancies could separate those muscles. A tummy tuck is also not a solution to weight loss. Healthy living is the key to losing weight and a tummy tuck is only done to firm up the midsection after weight loss has been achieved.

What to Expect After Surgery

Most tummy tucks are performed as outpatient procedures and patients return home a few hours later. It is not uncommon though in some cases for surgeons to require an overnight stay, especially after an extensive tummy tuck. Because abdominal muscles are involved, recovery time can be extensive. Patients should expect to be very sore and uncomfortable for at least the first week or so.

Patients are advised to get up and walk around but should anticipate spending the first few days resting at home. If necessary, drains could be temporarily placed at the incision site to help with fluid removal. These drains are usually removed just a few days after surgery and patients are given specific instructions for how to clean the are to avoid infection.

Depending on how physically demanding your job is, most people return to work within two to four weeks. However, if you have a physically strenuous job, expect to be away for up to a month. Tummy tuck results can last for years, assuming you don’t regain significant amounts of weight. Diet and exercise can also help you to maintain your results.

The Right Medical Team

If you are considering a tummy tuck, the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts can provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your situation and body type. Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS, is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications.

This combination of training offers significant advantages to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients. The ability to achieve a patient’s cosmetic goals using minimally invasive techniques allows for better decision making on both short-term cosmetic goals and long-term preservation of such changes.

If you are considering a tummy tuck, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.