- Anesthesia: General
- In/Outpatient: Outpatient
- Length of Surgery: 2 to 4 hours.
- Recovery:Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more.
Tummy Tuck Surgery in Miami
Patients requiring a Tummy tuck, technically called Abdominoplasty, in Miami, are generally people who have undergone drastic weight loss and women who have suffered stretch marks and flaccid skin during pregnancy. The Prestige Institute for Aesthetic Surgery Medical team and staff are happy to be the best team in Miami performing the tummy tuck and mommy makeover.
Tummy Tuck Details:
The Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the longest procedures we perform in our Miami and South Florida office. Surgery time is typically 4 hours to complete. In this time, stretch marked and flaccid skin is removed and healthy tight skin is tucked to create a thin hourglass waist. The thin waist is also possible because stomach muscles are tightened during the procedure. Depending on the case, a small amount of liposuction is necessary to remove fat, contour and create the thin waist. This would be a perfect time to liposuction additional fatty areas like the thighs, back and arms, as anesthesia does not have to be re-administered, keeping cost low. Our team will be available to discuss surgery cost on the day of your private consultation.
Tummy tuck probably requires the most recovery time and dedication. This procedure transforms the body drastically and therefore requires extra care. This is an outpatient procedure, so you will need to coordinate a family member or friend to pick you up after surgery.
We encourage patients to take at least 2 weeks of leisure time to assure an effective recovery, with 3 days of bed rest. Expect the usual swelling, bruising and soreness immediately after surgery. You will receive a compression garment and medication to soothe away your discomfort. After the first 7-10 days following surgery, your stitches will be removed, giving you the freedom to do more activities. Follow up visits with the surgeon will be set up by our staff throughout your healing process to ensure you are recovering well.
You do not have to keep living in fear or shame of wearing your favorite bathing suit. The flabby stomach and stretch marks can be transformed into a thin, flat and smooth stomach. Scheduling your consultation is the first step to a new you!