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How Can the Body Change After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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There's no doubt that tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a life-changing procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang removes excess skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscles to create a smoother, more toned midsection. Anyone who's had this treatment knows it can feel amazing to finally have a flat stomach after months or years of being unhappy with their appearance. 

Are you curious about how your figure might change after abdominoplasty recovery? Call Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery to book a body contouring consultation and learn more. Our Atlanta, GA team knows that you have unique goals and expectations, so we strive to go above and beyond to help meet them. 

Who should get tummy tuck surgery? 

It's normal to experience some degree of sagging around the middle because of factors like pregnancy, weight loss, or natural aging. Regular diet and exercise may not be enough to flatten the midsection or restore lost muscle tone. Almost anyone who is unhappy with their contours may be a candidate for abdominoplasty – the technical name for tummy tuck surgery. 

Dr. Mang works closely with each patient to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. During an initial consultation, he'll review your medical history and perform a physical examination. He also takes time to answer any questions about treatment, so you feel as comfortable as possible before moving forward. 

What happens after tummy tuck surgery? 

You can expect some swelling and inflammation after undergoing tummy tuck surgery. This may prevent you from seeing the full results of your procedure right away, but don't worry – the effects will become more noticeable as you heal. You may need to wear a medical compression garment around the midsection for several weeks to help support the area as you recover. 

Dr. Mang provides detailed post-operative instructions that should be followed closely to speed up recovery and reduce the risk of complications. Most patients in Atlanta, GA feel comfortable resuming normal activities within two weeks of treatment, but heavy exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided until you are healed. 

What do body contouring results look like? 

After a few weeks of abdominoplasty recovery, your new figure should begin to emerge. We recommend patients take before-and-after photos so they can look back and appreciate their beautiful results. Most people report feeling more confident, energized, and motivated to stay active after tummy tuck surgery. You may find that clothes fit better and you are more confident in your appearance. 

Should I worry about scars after a tummy tuck? 

Scarring seems intimidating at first, but this is a normal part of the tummy tuck process. Rest assured that our team takes special care to minimize scarring and maximize results. Incisions are placed as low as possible, so they're easily concealed under clothing or swimwear. Patients can use over-the-counter products and silicone scar sheets to further reduce the visibility of their scars. 

Get the best tummy tuck results possible 

Abdominoplasty recovery can be a long process, but the results are considered worth the time and effort. If you are ready to take the plunge and start working toward your body contouring goals, contact Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA today. Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang and our team can't wait to help you achieve the flat stomach you deserve.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.