Abdominoplasty: Pittsburgh Offers Way To Flatten Your Stomach
Abdominoplasty, Pittsburgh based specialist removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscle and incorporates liposuction, either ultrasound or ProLipo® to give you a flat tummy. During the first week after surgery, expect to experience discomfort and difficulty standing completely upright. It’s especially important to walk around during this time to prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. Your plastic surgeon will place drains in the surgical areas to facilitate healing.
After an abdominoplasty, Pittsburgh based surgeon explains that most of the patients are back to sedentary work in two weeks, but it can take six to eight weeks to fully recover. As for the pain level, advances have been made in recent years that increase post operative comfort. Long lasting local anesthetics are used in the treated areas before the incisions are closed in order to make the first few days of the recovery process more comfortable. Our board certified plastic surgeon emphasizes the need for patients to take it easy even though they may feel comfortable so soon after surgery. If you’re too active too soon, fluid can build up, and that can increase healing time.