Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck is often misconstrued as a way to lose weight. Tummy tucks are not meant to help anyone lose weight and should not be confused with liposuction. While you may need liposuction to enhance your tummy tuck, it’s not meant to be a permanent weight loss option.
Often skin loosens around the abdomen due to age or weight gain and then weight loss. This loose skin isn’t something you can exercise off. It can be due to weakened abdominal muscles or sagging skin. During a tummy tuck procedure, general anesthesia will be administered. Then the surgeon will make an incision from hip to hip and then he will re-sculpt the skin, tissue, and muscle.
Recovery time for this procedure can be a little longer than other procedures. You should be up and walking around one to two days after surgery. Lighter activities can be resumed in 10-20 days, depending upon how your body is healing. If you are active with sports, you will need to wait up to six weeks before being comfortable enough to play.
This particular procedure may be covered by insurance if it is performed for a medical reason, such as a skin infection after major weight loss. If it is not being performed for medical reasons, it is not traditionally covered by insurance. We provide excellent financial solutions that can assist you in achieving the flat abdomen you desire.
Dr. Serota at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center can help you determine if you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery. For more detailed information about this procedure or to schedule a tummy tuck consultation, visit serotamd.com or call 303-367-9000.