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Nip And Tummy Tuck

By Andrew W John

Perhaps the best way to shape a tummy, when diet and exercise will not work, may be a procedure called Abdominoplasty. Commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, this procedure involves an operation to removed excess skin or fat and possibly even tightens up or brings the abdominal muscles closer. Some tummy tucks are a simple operation that involves reshaping the skin on the stomach. While more invasive surgery may include removal of fat under or above the muscle wall, repositioning the belly button, and even stitching the muscles together.

With the advent of cutting edge technology, safer medicinal practices, and better training in plastic surgery through refining of the art and technique, many people are finding that it is both safer and more affordable. Currently, Abdominoplasty procedures can cost around $2500 to $8500 and up. Prices are usually determined by the type of procedure, who you choose, where you or the doctor is located, and the complexity of your particular operation. You can also find variation depending on your medical health, the necessity or additional pre-surgical tests, the operation and recovery rooms used, the type of anesthesiologists, and any post operative care you may need.

Due to the rising popularity of the procedures, most hospitals and surgeons now offer financing options. This can be especially helpful if insurance does not cover all or a portion of any part of the procedures. You may also need to inform you insurance plan about the surgery. Your insurance rates may increase after your surgery.

The rising popularity of Abdominoplasty may be caused by the increase in gastric bypass surgery in both men and woman. Many women are also opting for the procedure after pregnancy, particularly multiple births. While the exact reasons you undergo surgery will determine the complexity and type of your procedure, you can also expect the recovery time to follow accordingly.

After surgery you can expect to be in pain and need bed rest for two weeks or more. The first few days you may experience swelling and intense tenderness at the operation site. This is normal, you may need to take prescription medicine to speed up healing, reduce the swelling, and reduce the pain.

The normal recovery period for a tummy tuck is only a few weeks. However, if you want to speed this time up, make sure not to stretch or put much strain on the abdominals because this will cause an accumulation of fluids, therefore lengthening the recovery time.

There are three stages to the recovery process. First, you must stay in the hospital so that they can monitor you for the first few days, usually three days. This is to ensure there are no complications, such as a dangerous clot. Second, you may be sent home or to a post operational care facility. This includes complete bed rest, often three weeks or more, during this time you must have assistance to bath, dress the wound, and other necessary functions. Lastly, you doctor may give you detailed instructions for caring for your new tummy in the long run. These may include how to maintain the size and shape through diet and exercise, as well and tips to prevent hernias.

The recovery time can also shorten if you have strong abs. If you do not have very strong abs, your recovery time may be longer. The scar tissue and swelling might now go away until about six months after the surgery.

As with any surgery, it is best to research and use caution before undergoing surgery. This will ensure safety and honesty.

For more information on tummy tuck Manhattan please feel free to visit our website where you will find more in depth explanations on this procedure.

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