A tummy tuck procedure, in East Lansing, is usually performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made beneath the belly button and above the pubic hairline to remove excess skin, tighten muscles, and for liposuction to remove excess fat. At the completion of surgery, taping and dressings are placed to help protect and heal the wound. In some cases, the insertion of a small tube is required temporarily to help drain any excess fluid.
Recovery after a Tummy Tuck Surgery
Following surgery, early ambulation is encouraged. Swelling, soreness, and drainage are common during healing and can be managed with pain medications as directed. Recovery times will vary, but light activity can begin in two weeks and all post-operative instructions should be followed carefully. Following recovery, the full results of a tummy tuck can be seen as a beautifully flat and defined abdomen is revealed.
A Consultation in East Lansing
If you are considering the benefits of a tummy tuck in East Lansing, Dr. Lee H. Colony at Michigan Plastic Surgery can help. During your complimentary consultation, you and Dr. Colony will work together to design a treatment plan to help you achieve the look and figure you desire. For more information about a tummy tuck, contact Michigan Plastic Surgery in East Lansing to schedule your initial consultation today.