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Tummy Tuck – What You Need To Know

A tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure that aims to remove excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdominal areas to drastically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. It is not an immediate surgical solution to lose weight overnight, but rather a cosmetic surgical solution for women who went through several pregnancies and want to be rid of loose skin and stubborn fat deposits on the outer layers of their body and around the middle and lower abdomen.

The Procedure

During a tummy tuck, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat deposits from the middle and lower abdominal areas. The surgeon also tightens the abdominal muscle wall for a flatter appearance that will reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. A tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure and should be considered as such. This means that you will need some time to recover from the surgery afterwards and give your body the time to completely heal before getting back to your regular daily routine.

The Recovery

During your recovery, you can expect some swelling and discomfort from the abdominal areas for the first couple of days following your tummy tuck surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe specific painkillers to manage any pain or discomfort. It is pivotal to your recovery that you keep to the prescribed painkillers to avoid any interference with the blood coagulation in your body. You also want to maximise the oxygen flow in your body for optimal results. Therefore, if you are a smoker, prepare to quit smoking for at leas t2 months before and after your surgery for optimal results. Your surgeon will also instruct you on how to shower and change your clothes during recovery.

Book Your Consultation with Us Today

If you are considering a tummy tuck, you can book a consultation with one of our professional surgeons for a professional assessment. They can also inform you about important factors on how to prepare for the procedure. This will give you the ability to make an informed decision that is based on the expected results and our surgeon’s professional opinion. We offer various payment agreement options if you require any financial aid to pay for your surgery.

Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your solution for a tummy tuck in Gauteng. We also offer other cosmetic procedures that include liposuction and cosmetic breast surgery. Please browse our website for details and book your consultation with us today.