Tummy Tuck in Oklahoma City
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a great option for not only moms who can’t seem to recover their pre-baby physique, but also individuals who haven’t been able to flatten their bellies through regular dieting and exercise.
If you desire a flatter, firmer midsection, tummy tuck surgery in Oklahoma City may be right for you.
Tummy Tuck Surgery is Best For:
- Removing extra skin on your abdomen that sags and often extends to your side or back.
- Tightening the abdominal muscles for individuals who suffer from muscle weakness.
- Getting rid of excess fat in the midsection.
Tummy Tuck Surgery in Oklahoma City
What to Expect:
For your tummy tuck procedure, a general anesthetic is used, which will allow you to sleep through the surgery. After you have received the anesthetic, Dr. Bajaj will begin by making an incision across the abdomen, traveling toward each of the hipbones, with a second incision around the belly button.
An incision across the lower abdomen allows Dr. Bajaj to remove loose, protruding tissue
on the tummy, while tightening the stretched abdominal muscles.
Dr. Bajaj will separate the skin from the abdominal wall, up to the ribs, exposing the abdominal muscles. Once she stitches the muscles into their new position, excess skin is stretched and removed. She’ll then redrape the remaining skin over the abdominal area and suture it into place, finishing by placing the belly button in the optimal location. The whole tummy tuck procedure will take two to four hours, but varies from patient to patient.
Dr. Bajaj will continue to monitor you after your tummy tuck surgery and will prescribe the appropriate medication/s to keep you comfortable. Your incision will be covered by dressings and bandages, and you may be asked to wear a support garment around your abdomen to help reduce swelling and help keep your newly-tightened tummy supported. Dr. Bajaj may also use tubes to drain any excess fluid or blood after your procedure.
Recovery time differs by individual, but generally takes two to four weeks. The first week you will not be able to stand upright, so it’s important to have a dependable family member or friend assist you. Dr. Bajaj will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions to reduce the risk of infection. You will have a follow-up apt within a couple weeks to make sure everything is healing properly.
Learn More About Tummy Tuck Surgery in Oklahoma City
If you are longing for your pre-baby body or just want to improve your self-image, plastic surgeon Dr. Bajaj and her staff are eager to speak with you about the benefits of tummy tuck surgery. Please email Bajaj plastic surgery in Oklahoma City or call us today at 405.810.8448 to set up your consultation.