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How is the Abdominoplasty Performed?

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, aims to remove excess skin and tighten the remaining part by stretching. In other words, with tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal area regains an aesthetic appearance. The ideal result after this operation is a tight, muscular, smooth abdomen.

An incision is made on the hip over the lower abdomen. After the incision is made, excess fat and skin are removed. Then the stretched muscles are stitched together.

What is the Post-Op Process like? 

  • You should use the medical corsets given by your doctor as instructed for a month.

  • After the operation, it is necessary to wait about 2 months for heavy and tiring sports.

  • To speed up your recovery process, smoking and alcohol consumption should be stopped. However, drinking plenty of water and fluids will increase your resistance.

  • Since surgical sutures are self-dissolving sutures, there is no need for stitch removal.

  • You can take light-paced walks 1 week after the operation.

  • After the operation, your stitches should be protected from the sun and sweat until they dissolve.

  • After the operation, the body will take its ideal shape in about 6 months.

Is it possible to have a child after tummy tuck surgery?

After the operation, patients can have children. However, since the abdominal region may deteriorate during and after pregnancy, it is recommended that the patient do diet and exercise after birth to preserve the body aesthetics obtained by surgery.

How Much Does it Cost?

 The average cost for a Tummy Tuck in the United States varies between $9,550 to $14,800. In Colombia, the procedure is 30-50% less. My Body by Design offers packages that include the procedure and accommodations. 

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