What to expect from recovery after a tummy tuck

Many patients seek the assistance of a plastic surgeon in their community when they are considering contour or augmentation procedures of the face and body. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of Huntington Station, NY provides many different surgeries that can be used to improve self-confidence. Men and women who are unhappy with their midsection may want to consider working with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon to find out if a tummy tuck is right for them.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, incorporates both liposuction and excess skin removal to tighten and firm the midsection. Tummy tucks are considered one of the top five cosmetic procedures performed on both men and women according to recent statistics from the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons). This procedure starts with liposuction, which removes excess and unwanted fat from the stomach area. Then, the doctor will remove excess skin remaining in the area and suture the abdomen area together. Liposuction alone might leave behind loose skin that may impact the final results.

What should I expect from recovery?

Patients considering plastic surgery are often worried about what they can expect with recovery. Proper recovery and healing is essential to avoid further issues such as extensive scarring or infection. As with any plastic surgery procedure, there is always a risk of further problems, but when patients follow their post-operative instructions from their doctor, they can reduce the probability of issues. Patients will often take a week off of work following their procedure to relax and recover, and most patients start to feel more like themselves and able to participate in their regular activities about eight weeks post-op. Some factors may impact one’s recovery time, including overall health, age, post-surgical care, and the type of tummy tuck performed.

Schedule time to speak with Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of Huntington Station, NY

Patients in the area seeking a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon for a tummy tuck are invited to work with our team of professionals to decide if this procedure is best for their desired results. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee and her team work together with men and women to assist them in achieving the body they’ve always desired! The office is located at 257 East Jericho Turnpike and can be reached for an appointment at (631) 424-6707.

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