Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your  comfort during the surgical procedures. The  choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The Incision

A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the degree  of correction necessary. Through this incision, weakened abdominal  muscles are repaired and sutured and  excess fat, tissue and skin is removed. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

Step 3 – Closing the Incisions

Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips  close the skin incisions.

Step 4 – See the Results

Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. The final results may be initially obscured  by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete.