Medically known as abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck is a very popular cosmetic surgery that men and women of all ages are seeking out; though not everyone is a good candidate for this surgery, those who are tend to be thrilled with the results. Jacksonville, Florida board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ankit Desai, has performed this procedure on hundreds of patients; Dr. Desai even devised a procedure referred to as “lipoabdominoplasty.” In this procedure, Dr. Desai improves the appearance of the entire abdominal region by combining liposuction and abdominoplasty, hence the name lipoabdominoplasty.
There are basically two types of tummy tucks performed at the Desai Center of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
- Full abdominolasty
As with any surgery, there are risks involved with a tummy tuck such as bleeding or infection; however, if you are in general health and follow Dr. Desai’s post-operative instructions to the letter, you should fully require and enjoy your new body in 1-3 weeks. Since each patient is unique, it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact number of days or weeks you will need to recover. Tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia and usually require a one-day hospital stay. Again, since each patient is unique, your stay in the hospital could be longer, though it’s rare.
With so many cosmetic surgery financing options available today, we are confident there is one to fit your budget.
If you live in or around the Jacksonville, Florida area and would like to learn more about tummy tuck surgery, please contact Dr. Ankit Desai today.