Hospitalization after the hourglass tummy tuck - Hourglass Tummy Tuck
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Hospitalization after the hourglass tummy tuck

Hospitalization after the hourglass tummy tuck

 

For patients struggling with excess skin on the lower abdominal area as well as loose abdominal muscles and an unsightly tummy, abdominoplasty is the procedure to correct these issues. The tummy tuck procedure involves the removal of the excess saggy skin between the belly button and the suprapubic area. During this procedure, the plastic surgeon can also strengthen loose abdominal muscles and correct umbilical hernia, if present. The result that the patients can expect after a tummy tuck is a flat and firm abdomen. However, this means little when it comes to the overall shape of the body and profile of the patient. The traditional tummy tuck will improve the appearance of the abdomen but does nothing to correct the surrounding areas and to improve the general appearance of the body. This is the reason why we have developed and commonly perform the hourglass tummy tuck.

The hourglass tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to help the patient achieve or get closer to the most desired body shape – the hourglass silhouette. The hourglass tummy tuck combines different surgical methods to deliver superior results and a considerable improvement in the shape of the body.

When the hourglass tummy tuck is performed, the plastic surgeon will start by performing liposuction. Liposuction is done to eliminate the adipose pockets that are resistant to exercise and diet and to contour the body by reducing the thickness of the fat layer. Liposuction is performed on the abdomen and the flanks, and as a result, the midline is smaller and better-defined. The fat collected during liposuction is preserved and goes through a complex purification process as it will be used later on during the procedure for fat transfer to the hips. After liposuction, the plastic surgeon will move on to the tummy tuck and eliminate the excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. The fat transfer to the hips is the third stage of the procedure. After this, the patient is moved to the recovery room.

Many patients want to know how long the hospitalization is after the hourglass tummy tuck. Since the procedure is quite complex and delicate at the same time, some patients tend to believe they will be required to spend a considerable amount of time in the medical facility. This is not true. The patient needs to stay hospitalized for just a few hours, usually no longer than 24 hours. In a vast majority of cases, the patient can return home a few hours after waking up from the general anesthesia. Of course, this is possible only if no complications occur and the patient has a good post-operative behavior. The medical staff will help you get off the bed as soon as you wake up as movement is recommended to avoid the formation of blood clots.

 

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