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Tummy Tuck Surgery Q & A

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  • July 29, 2015

Overview: Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is a commonly requested procedure at the Alberta Plastic Surgery practice but when patients are considering undergoing the surgery there are certain questions that come up time and again. If you're considering tummy tuck surgery and want to get some more information, check out the blog below.



Abdominoplasty is a popular procedure for good reason – it can provide some fantastic results. While not a method of losing weight, a tummy tuck procedure can help to remove areas of stubborn fat and loose skin from the abdominal area. The result is a tighter, smoother and firmer stomach area. Here are some of the common questions patients ask about when they're considering undergoing abdominoplasty.

Should I Be Considering Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Abdominoplasty is not a solution for obesity and you must be in good health before you have this type of surgery. Ideally, you should be pursuing an active lifestyle, eating healthily, and not smoking. If you are overweight then it is highly recommended that you lose your excess weight beforehand as an abdominoplasty procedure is best suited to removing stubborn areas of fat and loose skin. Mothers are often good candidates for abdominoplasty as pregnancy can cause the skin and muscles in the abdomen to stretch and loosen.

What Is The Recovery Process Like?

Dr. Adil Ladak will give you specific instructions regarding how best to look after your treated areas post-procedure. In some cases there is fluid build up in the abdomen and a surgical drain may be required to counter this. You will be given a compression garment to wear after your surgery as this will help reduce the post-procedural swelling.

How Long Will It Take To Enjoy The Results?

You will be able to see the benefits of your abdominoplasty procedure directly after your surgery and as the swelling reduces with time, your results will only continue to improve.

Are There Any Risks Involved With The Procedure?

While side effects from tummy tuck surgery are rare, they do occasionally occur. Possible risks include infection and blood clots which can affect the healing process. However, these are unusual.

Bottom Line: As with most popular plastic surgery procedures, there are certain questions that patients commonly ask when considering abdominoplasty. The answers above should give you a good idea of what to expect when undergoing this procedure and as always if you have any further questions don't hesitate to get in contact with Dr. Ladak.

If you’re interested in finding out more about what Dr. Adil Ladak’s plastic and cosmetic surgery practice in Edmonton, Alberta, call today to schedule a consultation. 


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