Less pain, less downtime – The new Tummy Tuck. Dr. Lou Bucky describes how the improved tummy tuck is possible with the removal of drains and post-op pain management.
oved Tummy Tuck
If you ask any woman what she dislikes about her body, chances are that the answer will start and stop with her abdomen. While everyone is genetically inclined to carry weight in different areas, childbirth, age, weight gain/loss and changing hormone levels can all have an adverse effect on the skin and tissues of the stomach in particular. Hanging loose skin, excess pockets of fat, and loose muscles unphased by exercise can severely limit the ability to wear the clothes that patients would like. It’s also not a look that makes any of us feel good in our skin, especially when it used to not be that way.
An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure aimed to lift and tighten the skin and muscles of the stomach. While it has always been an extremely popular procedure, recent advancements have made way for an improved tummy tuck that drastically improves recovery times and results. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Bucky of Philadelphia walks through the new cutting edge techniques that make the improved tummy tuck both painless and drainless.
TUMMY TUCK & MOMMY MAKEOVER
“There is a lot of conversation today about the so called Mommy Makeover,” says Dr. Bucky. Pregnancy and significant weight gain/loss are two of the main contributors to extra tissue in the mid-section. This loose, sagging skin is often resistant to diet and exercise, and the situation can be made dramatically worse by loose abdominal muscles that will never return to their pre-pregnancy state without surgery. The conditions make women self-conscious when naked or in a bathing suit, but perhaps more importantly, can affect how regular clothes fit.
Improved tummy tuck before and after.
Since the lower half of a mommy makeover is the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, this has made the procedure even more popular. While the tummy tuck has been around for many years and most women are very happy with their results, “there have not been a lot of advances to make what’s a good operation, great until just recently,” explains Dr. Bucky. However, two recent advances in abdominoplasty surgery are doing just that: the absence of drains and a reduction in post-op pain.
Improved tummy tuck – no drains and reduced pain.
THE IMPROVED TUMMY TUCK, PART 1: GOODBYE DRAINS
Historically, the two big limitations for a tummy tuck have been discomfort and a prolonged recovery. While plastic surgeons are still working on improving the latter, there have been huge advancements in decreasing the discomfort often associated with tummy tuck surgery. The first is making your tummy tuck drainless.
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