Dr. Yuan perform tummy tuck for patients who concerned about the redundant skin in their low abdomen. A tummy tuck is suitable for men and women who are in good health. Women who have had several pregnancies may find the procedure useful for tightening their abdominal muscles and reducing skin. A tummy tuck is also an option for men or women who were once obese and still have excess fat deposits or loose skin around the belly.
How a Tummy Tuck Is Done
This surgery can take anywhere from two to four hours. During this surgery, your abdominal muscle will be flattened and extra fat and skin will be removed. You may need to stay overnight in the hospital, depending on your case. You will get general anesthesia, which will put you to “sleep” during the operation. You will go home with drains which will be removed in several days.
You will have pain and swelling in the days following surgery. Your doctor will prescribe pain medicine and tell you how to best handle the pain. You may be sore for several weeks.
You may also experience numbness, bruising, and tiredness during that time.
As with any surgery, there are risks. Though they’re rare, complications can include infection, bleeding under the skin flap, or blood clots. You may experience insufficient healing, which can cause more significant scarring or loss of skin.
Returning to Daily Life
Generally, most people love how they look after this procedure. That can take time, though. You may not feel like your normal self for months after the surgery. You will have to severely limit strenuous activity for at least six weeks. You may need to take up two weeks to one month off work after the surgery to ensure proper recovery. Diet and exercise can help you maintain the results.
Does Insurance Cover a Tummy Tuck?
Insurance companies generally do not cover cosmetic surgery that is done without a medical reason. Yours might if you have a hernia that will be corrected through the procedure. Or you have massive weight loss after weight loss surgery and developed the skin condition. During the consultation, you can discuss with Dr. Yuan to find out if you are potentially qualify coverage.