Choosing to undergo a tummy tuck is an exciting prospect. The tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess tissue, skin and fat from the midsection/torso area with the aim to create a smoother, flatter and more aesthetically appealing stomach.
However, choosing to undergo a cosmetic procedure is not a simple decision and it is important to go into it with as much information as possible. Your recovery is a vital step to achieving the best and most satisfying results for your tummy tuck.
Following your procedure, bandages and dressings will be wrapped over the incision area. Some additional compression garments may be applied to minimize swelling. A small, thin tube can also be placed under your skin to aid with drainage.
An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Stanley Okoro will walk you through the procedure and instruct you how to properly care for yourself during the recovery process.
Contact our office in Atlanta if you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation.