First performed for medical purposes, the tummy tuck — also known as abdominoplasty — has been around for nearly 100 years. However, this procedure is now commonly performed for both medical and cosmetic benefits, and the surgical techniques involved have come a long way since the first tummy tuck was performed in France.read more
# Tummy Tuck
After having a C-section, many women have questions about whether or not they can still have a tummy tuck in the future, and, if so, how long they might have to wait to do so. In short, you can schedule a tummy tuck after a C-section, but you will first have to wait until you’ve healed.read more
Following pregnancy, significant fluctuations in weight or even since puberty, many women struggle with the appearance of stretch marks in areas like the stomach, hips and thighs. When considering abdominoplasty, one of the most common questions that people ask is, “Does a tummy tuck fix existing stretch marks?” In short, the answer is that it depends.read more
While abdominoplasty remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women, one of the primary concerns for many people is how their scar may look post-surgery. As such, many people ask if their tummy tuck scars will go away.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do during your recovery process to help minimize the appearance of your post-tummy tuck scar.
Follow Your Plastic Surgeon’s Aftercare Instructions
The single most important tummy tuck recovery tip is to follow your plastic surgeon’s guidelines as closely as possible. Your plastic surgeon will likely send you home with a special compression garment to wear, along with special instructions about how long to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise.