Abdominoplasty also known as a tummy tuck is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure which is done to achieve a firmer and thinner abdomen. It involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the lower and middle parts of the abdomen.
Abdominoplasty procedures are different and vary in scope. They can be divided into different categories such as partial, complete, extended and several other categories depending on the extent of the surgery. A partial abdominoplasty also known as a mini-tuck can typically take one to two hours to be completed. A complete abdominoplasty can basically take anywhere between one and five hours for the procedure to be completed.
Full recovery from a tummy tuck can take up to six months depending on the type of surgery you had and how you take care of the treated area after the procedure. However it takes a longer time for the tummy tuck scar to be healed, about a year or longer again this depends on how well you take care of it.
The tummy tuck will be prominent within three months after the surgery. In the first few months the scars usually looks purple or reddish and raised albeit slightly but the discoloration clears over time and it flattens. As long as there are no complications this process takes about a year to complete. Although the timeline can vary depending on the skin color and genetic background of the patient.
It is a hard fact that a tummy tuck will leave you with a permanent scar. The bitter truth is that the scar will never fully disappear although it might reduce its appearance.
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