Usually, in a tummy tuck procedure, the loose skin is removed and the muscles of the abdomen are tightened with the help of sutures. The procedure is done under general anesthesia. The patient is required to fast 8 for hours before the surgery and need to get an anesthetic clearance prior to the procedure.
It is always good to keep the patients informed about the pain and discomfort that takes place after the surgery. A compression garment is to be worn for about a month’s time after the procedure. Plenty of rest is needed. One can be up and walking the next day of the procedure but it is advised to limit certain movement like bending etc. during the first few days. Everything normalizes in a period of 4-5 days. First few days are full of discomfort and you must follow the medications as prescribed to curb any severity.
The results of a tummy tuck are usually long-term unless the patient has gained a lot of weight or undergone pregnancy after the procedure. No surgeon across the globe can stop the signs of aging but the tightening of the abdomen with a tummy tuck is permanent. You will see that the skin of the treated area will become softer and more pliable after a certain period of time as compared to how it felt just after the procedure.