Medically reviewed by Mr. Omar Tillo — MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, creates the appearance of a flatter, more contoured abdomen.
In this article, we will highlight the cosmetic difference a tummy tuck can make so that you can determine whether a tummy tuck is a suitable surgical procedure to meet your aesthetic needs.
When Can You See Tummy Tuck Results?
The results of a tummy tuck can be seen almost immediately. Due to the removal of the excess skin and tissue, you will instantly find that your stomach area is slimmer. This is particularly noticeable for patients who struggle with significant amounts of sagging skin.
However, you must wait up to 6-12 months for any residual postoperative swelling to completely dissipate. After this, you’re able to enjoy your newly taut tummy to its fullest effect.
How Long Do Tummy Tuck Results Last?
A tummy tuck is a permanent procedure in the sense that existing excess skin and fat are permanently removed. However, its longevity can be affected by the standard of aftercare and a patient’s post-surgery lifestyle.
How to Maintain Tummy Tuck Results
There are many ways to maintain the best results from your tummy tuck. Eating a healthy diet both before and after tummy tuck ensures optimal results. You should avoid crash diets and eat the recommended amount of proteins, vegetables, and carbohydrates to strengthen your immune system and bodily strength.
More so, a nutritionist can help you craft the best meal plan for your unique cosmetic desires. Furthermore, following the surgeon’s aftercare tips and following our tummy tuck survival guide can ensure that your results stay in place permanently.
Tummy Tuck Scars
Having scars after tummy tuck surgery is completely normal and should be expected. The extent of your scars is usually dependent on the way your body reacts to wounds, but importantly, on the type of tummy tuck you receive.
For example, some types of tummy tuck, such as the fleur-de-lis method, will require more incisions compared to a mini tummy tuck and are harder to conceal as they stretch the entire abdomen. However, scars from a traditional tummy tuck are easily hidden beneath the underwear. Getting your surgery from a highly skilled and experienced surgeon is integral to making sure the scars are as minimal as possible.
Is a Tummy Tuck Worth It?
Tummy tuck surgery can help to address an array of aesthetic and functional concerns for patients. By removing excess skin, patients often report greater confidence and can feel more comfortable engaging in exercise.
For these reasons, many patients consider a tummy tuck to be a worthwhile endeavour.
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
At the CREO Clinic, we believe expertise matters. That is why we work with Dr Omar Tillo, our body contouring specialist, who has the necessary clinical knowledge and experience to conduct all different types of tummy tucks.
Schedule a consultation with CREO Clinic today in order to begin designing your bespoke treatment plan with Dr Tillo, and get on track to your tauter tummy.