Can a tummy tuck be combined with other procedures?
Yes. A tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction to help reduce excess fat and sculpt the lower body comprehensively. Abdominoplasty is also often a component of a mommy makeover, which may also include breast augmentation or reduction, breast lift, buttock lift, labiaplasty, and facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers.
How long does a tummy tuck take?
Tummy tuck patients should plan for their surgery to last around 2-3 hours. You’ll need someone to drive you home after your abdominoplasty, as the surgery requires general anesthesia.
What kind of scars can I expect?
The scar for a mini tummy tuck is around 6-8 inches long, while the scar for a standard tummy tuck may be a bit longer. Tummy tuck incisions can be well-hidden, however. They can be easily covered with the edge of your bikini or underwear.
Can I still get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
There is no medical reason why you won’t be able to get pregnant after a tummy tuck. The reason why it is discouraged has to do with aesthetics. Pregnancy typically stretches and distorts the lower body, so in order to guarantee the longevity of your abdominoplasty results, it’s often recommended that you wait until you’re finished having children to undergo the surgery. Otherwise, you may need a revision procedure down the line.