Tummy Tuck at a Glance
Fluctuations in weight following a tummy tuck procedure can diminish the positive effect of the surgery — so if you plan to lose weight or become pregnant, it may be a good idea to let your weight stabilize before getting one.
Outpatient/inpatient: Usually outpatient
Length of surgery: 2-5 hours
Length of recovery: Approximately 2 weeks off work, lifting restrictions for up to 4 weeks.
“Dr. Wudel – I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for the services you have provided the past few months. You have a true gift of being a kind physician. Your ability to balance people skills and surgical skills makes a huge difference in the healing process.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Liposuction will not restore loose skin around the abdominal area, it will just remove excess fat. A tummy tuck both removes excess skin and restores the muscles underneath the skin for a firmer, toned tummy.
The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who simply wants to improve the contour of their abdomen and is overall in good health.
Depending on the amount of excess skin that needs to be repaired, a small amount of scarring is likely. However, our surgeons take special care to make incision sites that can be covered up easily in a bikini or undergarments.