The traditional or standard tummy tuck surgery is for women or men who are in good physical health and need to remove a large section of excess skin from the middle. Candidates for this procedure include people who often have to deal with loose skin after losing a considerable amount of weight, those who haven’t been able to lose the pooch with weight loss techniques alone, and those who have weak abdominal muscles after pregnancy.
A tummy tuck procedure aims to remove excess skin and fat from around the abdomen. In most cases, the procedure is also used to restore separated or weakened muscles in order to create an abdominal profile that looks more appealing at the beach, at work, out with friends and in intimate situations.
The extended tummy tuck is for patients who have a large amount of sagging skin on their midsection, sides, hips and lower back. The surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen that reaches across the hips all the way to the lower back. This particular procedure almost always requires a liposuction procedure in order to drain extra fluids and remove excess fat cells. After this, Dr. Vu tightens the abdominal muscles, removes loose skin and seals the cut.
The recovery time is usually 2 to 4 weeks. Initial recovery stages might require patients to stay overnight in the hospital. They might also be prescribed medication to manage any pain and discomfort. This particular procedure involves a large surgical incision that is made in a straight line between the hip bones. Minor liposuction may be needed to get rid of excess fat before Vu tightens the muscles in the abdomen and seals the incision. The belly button is repositioned at the end since a large part of the skin needs to be removed.
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“Wow!!! Highly impressed by Steve Vu. He’s exceeded my expectations. I’m in love with my overall results.”Happy Patient
“Just love his work just got a tummy tuck breast reduction with a lift and Lipo I look amazing now best plastic surgeon ever.”Happy Patient
“I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Steve Vu, my results are amazing, he has enriched my life on so many levels. He has wonderful bedside manners and he doesn’t give you that fast shuffle. I highly recommend him to perform any elective or mandatory procedures.”Happy Patient
“I think Dr. Vu is the most professional doctor I have ever met he did such an amazing job on my tummy tuck I thank him so much for everything he’s done for me I would not of had it any other way he is just the greatest”Happy Patient
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