Understanding Tummy Tucks

Understanding the Procedure

Tummy tuck is a procedure that is performed to remove excess fat from the areas in and around your abdomen area and to make it firm.

A full tummy tuck may take around 1 to 5 hours depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and a mini tummy tuck may take somewhere around 1 to 2 hours.

In a full tummy tuck, an incision is made from hip to hip just above the pubic area while in a mini or partial tummy tuck, the incision is much smaller.

The recovery depends on many factors like the amount of fat that is removed and also the technique that has been used.

As far as the cost factor is concerned, it varies depending on the type of tummy tuck you need to undergo, your age factor, your weight and of course state of health.

Finally after considering the above, your dream of having a sleek and flat abdomen has come true with the help of a tummy tuck. Now, what irks you is the scar left behind by the procedure. The severity and visibility of the scars depend on the extent of the procedure that is performed in our surgery center in Pittsburgh. Tummy tuck scars are more severe in full tummy tucks as compared to those of mini or partial procedures.

You cannot avoid these scars as they occur due to the incisions made during the procedure. However, as you heal, these scars are likely to get worse three to six months after surgery before they get better. Also the good news is that after you complete nine months to a year, they will flatten out and also lighten in color thereby reducing their visibility.

For more information on a Pittsburgh tummy tuck procedure, feel free to contact us anytime.

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