Though each person’s tummy tuck experience may vary, there are some general steps that you should know about. Being prepared and aware of the process can help alleviate any nervousness and improve your tummy tuck experience.
The first step of the procedure is the administration of anesthesia for your comfort. The dosage and type, either intravenous or general, will be based on the doctor’s recommendation. The next step is the incision. The type and size of the incision will depend on the technique chosen by the doctor, which would have already been discussed with you. Through the incision, weakened abdominal muscles are tightened with sutures while excess fat and skin are removed. The incision is closed and then you begin your recovery phase. Within a week or two, the results of the procedure will be much more apparent as swelling goes away.
Dr. Burton and Dr. Reps Sundin are experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons who can guide you through the steps of a tummy tuck in greater detail.
Contact us to schedule your appointment for a consultation at our office in Richmond.