Get Rid of the Bulge with Tummy Tuck

Published on February 10, 2014 by

lip1Many of us resort to strict dieting and exercise to achieve our dream figure. But sooner or later, we realize that doing so is not as easy as it sounds and that our dream figure is not easily achieved in a blink of an eye. We figure out that no amount of dieting and workout will suffice in getting rid of a few pounds and a bulging tummy. Here in our Minneapolis plastic surgery practice, we can help you give you the figure you have always wanted to have.

Try a tummy tuck

A tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done by removing fat and excess skin on one’s abdominal area in order to achieve a more toned and firmer abdominal contour. This is recommended for women with noticeably sagging and protruding abdomen caused by pregnancy, heredity, significant weight loss, or even just aging.

How is it done?

This procedure is done once the patient is under anesthesia. It is the patient’s preference whether to use intravenous sedation or a general anesthesia. Right then, a horizontal incision is made across one’s navel along the public hairline. The length of the incision will depend on the amount of fat needed to be removed from the patient’s abdomen. If excess skin is needed to be removed, a second incision is made around the patient’s navel.

Once the incisions are made, fat, skin, and other tissues are then removed. Remaining skin will be draped again across the abdomen. After then, the incision will be closed with sutures, clips, or tapes.

The patient’s surgical wound will then be dressed and drainage tubes will be placed to drain blood and fluid post-operatively. Discharge instructions will then be made by the doctor. For more information on tummy tuck in Minneapolis, contact Dr. James Hoffman to assist you with your queries by filling out this online contact form or calling 651.686.4548.

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