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For many people who are in relatively good physical shape, it can be very frustrating to deal with an excess of fat and skin in the abdominal area that is virtually impossible to eliminate on their own. Recent weight loss, pregnancy, heredity, and the natural process of aging can cause this extra bit of skin and fat to accumulate in the abdomen, and even the most rigorous diet and exercise routines may not be enough to solve the problem. Abdominoplasty, commonly known as tummy tuck surgery, is a procedure designed to tighten the abdominal muscles, get rid of excess skin, and pull the remainder taut for a more fit and firm appearance. Dr. Stafford Broumand can help you attain your ultimate goals with this popular, and very effective procedure.

Abdominoplasty Candidate Our Technique Abdominoplasty Information Abdominoplasty Preoperative Instructions
  • Excess abdominal fat
  • Sagging abdominal skin
  • Laxity of abdominal muscles
  • Post-pregnancy
  • After-weight loss
  • A discrete incision is made across the lower abdomen
  • Skin gently removed from the muscles and tissue
  • Muscles are reshaped and tightened
  • Excess skin is removed and the remainder is pulled taut
  • Belly button is repositioned in most full tummy tuck procedures
  • Liposuction may be required for further reduction and shaping of the waist
  • Surgical time 2 hours
  • Recovery 5 – 10 days – varies per person
  • Pre-testing required
  • No Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for ten days prior to surgery
  • No fish oil/omega oils for ten days prior to surgery
  • Begin Arnica herbal tablets two days prior to surgery

Abdominoplasty Recovery and Results

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There will be some degree of swelling in the abdominal area after tummy tuck surgery; however, this will improve over time. Any discomfort can be alleviated with medication. Most patients can resume normal daily activities after one week. You will be advised to avoid engaging in anything strenuous, or activities that will put strain on the midsection, for at least one month following abdominoplasty. Once the swelling from surgery has dissipated, you should begin to notice the full effects of the procedure – a smoother and more flatter-looking abdomen.

My abdomen was riddled with incisional hernias, one quite large, and scars from past surgeries. Dr. Broumand transformed this mess into a new belly that looks better than it has in 20 years! Before and after photos are the only way to truly convey the phenomenal job Dr. Broumand did. He and his staff are absolutely exceptional. – W.K.

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For more information on abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery), or if you would like to meet with Dr. Stafford Broumand to talk more about this procedure, please contact us today.

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