Whether you have recently lost a lot of weight, had a baby, or if you have just lost a little elasticity on the skin around your stomach, you may be considering an abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck. By surgically removing excess skin from your abdomen, a tummy tuck can help give you that bikini worthy stomach you’ve always wanted. To help you feel more informed about this procedure, we have created a brief list answering three frequently asked questions.
FAQ: Will I Have a Scar?
Yes, unfortunately, you will have a scar, but Dr. George Philip Smith will make the incision just above your pubic bone so that your scar can be hidden underneath a swimsuit or underwear. Plus, just like with all types of scars, your tummy tuck scar will slowly fade over time.
FAQ: Can A Tummy Tuck Make Me Look Slimmer?
One common misconception that patients have about tummy tucks is that it’s a body contouring procedure. However, when a tummy tuck is performed on its own, it merely helps to readjust abdominal muscles, get rid of excess skin, and tighten abdominal skin to give a more youthful appearance. If you want to get rid of some excess abdominal fat, we may recommend a tummy tuck with liposuction.
FAQ: Is Recovery Painful?
Because a tummy tuck is a moderately invasive procedure, you can expect your recovery to last several weeks on average. Although your first week will be your hardest, we will send you home with some painkillers and detailed care instructions to ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible.
Are you interested in learning more about tummy tucks? Call our New Jersey office today at (718) 608-1111.