Patients discover abdominoplasty and tummy tuck surgery for fat removal in Franklin, TN
Post pregnancy bulges, or sudden weight loss, may leave you with a bulge that diet and exercise cannot remove. If you have unwanted fat or excess skin, and you are finished having children, an abdominoplasty may be the answer. Located in Franklin, TN, the professional team at CoolSprings Laser, Aesthetic & Skin Care Center offers tummy tuck surgery to remove the sagging, stretched skin and fat causing your unwanted bulge.
What is abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is also called a tummy tuck or tummy reduction surgery. It is often performed after weight loss or pregnancies. When an individual gains weight, the skin stretches to accommodate the growth. With sudden or significant weight loss, the skin does not have the same elasticity to return to its original form. An abdominoplasty is performed to remove the excess fat and skin. During the procedure, the skin along the abdominal wall is tightened. Weak or separated abdominal muscles may be repaired as well. This surgery is successful for men and women.
What to expect
With any surgical procedure, it is important to maintain realistic expectations for your recovery and results.
- Consultation – During your consultation, your doctor will discuss your needs and expectations. Based on your size, shape, and individual needs, a full tummy tuck or a mini-tuck may be recommended.
- Recovery – Immediately after surgery, a compression garment is worn. This supports the abdomen and helps minimize swelling. Restrictions may be placed on your movement or exercise plans. Use this downtime to allow your body to heal. Follow your doctor’s directions for an improved recovery period.
- Results – Patients generally experience swelling, tenderness, and a scar after the procedure. As your body heals, the swelling will lessen, and the scar will fade, resulting in a firmer, flatter stomach.
Surgery may not be a replacement for diet and exercise, but it can lead you to the body you want. By following your doctor’s advice, your recovery will be faster and easier, giving you better results. Let the team at CoolSprings Laser, Aesthetic & Skin Care Center help you get your body back. Call (615) 656-4030 for your consultation.