The medical term used to describe a tummy tuck is “abdominoplasty.” It’s a plastic surgery procedure that helps improve the look of the stomach region by removing excessive amounts of skin and fat and tightening abdominal muscles. In general, individuals who are good candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those who either recently have lost a considerable amount of weight or have recently given birth.

If you are considering a tummy tuck, you must be prepared for the following aspects of the recovery process:

  • You will be tired when you wake up after the surgery.
  • You might be required to stay at the hospital for a couple of nights if your surgery was extensive.
  • You will have to stay on bed rest for several days after your surgery.
  • You will feel pain in your abdominal area for several weeks.
  • You may have swelling in the area where the surgery was performed.
  • You will probably not be able to return to work for at least two weeks.

To learn more about what to expect after a tummy tuck, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Mark Crispin serves patients in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia.