Tummy Tuck surgery is a procedure performed to remove redundant abdominal skin and tissue as well as to tighten the rectus muscles. It is often sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or pregnancy and have excess skin or weakened abdominal muscle. It is essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to understand the procedure’s implications and potential risks before having the Tummy Tuck Surgery.
What is Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck Surgery?
What to expect during the recovery period?
Recovery period for Tummy Tuck surgery varies from person to person but typically involves a few weeks of healing.
The procedure is performed in the hospital and usually requires a minimum of 2 nights stay.
After the procedure, you will have a drain attached to you. This is usually removed before you are discharged from the hospital. Occasionally, drains will be left when you are discharged and be removed in the clinic. When this occurs, we will provide you with detailed instructions on drain monitoring and management.
Patients are advised to sleep on their back after the Abdominoplasty procedure and to avoid all strenuous activities for 6 weeks after the surgery. A post-op compression garment should be always worn except during showering. Dressings should be left intact until reviewed by Dr Frank Hsieh in the clinic.
It is crucial to follow a personalized post-op instruction sheet provided following the procedure. Scar management will also be included in the instruction sheet.
Risks of Tummy Tuck Surgery
Factors Influencing Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck Surgery Risks
Selecting a skilled surgeon is crucial when considering Tummy Tuck surgery in Sydney. Dr. Frank Hsieh, a highly experienced practitioner in microsurgery reconstruction procedures, is fully endorsed by the Australasian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASPS), ensuring the highest standards of care.
Factors such as aftercare management and the patient’s medical history play pivotal roles in determining the success of the Tummy Tuck procedure.
Request a consultation with Dr Hsieh for a detailed discussion of the risk and type of procedure which is most suited for you. During the consultation. Dr. Hsieh will run through your risk assessment and suggest ways to minimize them. We are here to help you make an informed decision.