Tummy Tuck Seattle
The factors that can play into a flabby waistline are numerous. Everything from pregnancy to genetics to age can play a role. The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the most popular surgeries used for aesthetic enhancement, because so many patients struggle with this area of the body. Dr. Chung not only removes loose tissue, but also sculpts both midline and oblique abdominal wall muscles. With this procedure, she restores a tapered waistline that even years of diligent exercise could not provide.
For patients with excess skin and lower abdominal fat, the tummy tuck procedure will be successful in removing these unsightly blemishes from your abdomen. Depending on your needs the procedure can be very minimal depending on both the amount of fat needing to be removed and the strength of the underlying muscle. This procedure is accomplished through a small incision in the bikini line and may be hidden from view.
The Recovery Process
Most patients will feel tender and sore as their anesthesia wears off post surgery. Swelling and discomfort are common, but Dr. Chung will prescribe pain medication to manage your symptoms. With a tummy tuck the surface stitches and interior stitches usually dissolve and do not require removal.
We make it a priority to support you during your recovery. Dr. Chung believes in ensuring that her patients feel informed and empowered about their after care. With an abdominoplasty, full recovery may take weeks or months, depending on the individual and procedure. Patients with stronger abdominal muscles will tend to require a shorter recovery because their bodies adapt better to the surgery. However, regardless of physical condition, it is vital to maintain physical activity, which will reduce the swelling, reduce the possibility of blood clots, and further tone your new body. When final recovery is achieved, a tummy tuck generally provides, dramatic, lasting results.
To learn more about an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, contact the office of plastic surgeon Lynn Chung, MD..