01 Jun Top 4 Things You Need to Know About Abdominoplasty
If you’re considering an abdominoplasty, you’ve probably looked at before and after pictures and have seen the fantastic results other women have achieved from a tummy tuck procedure. And now, you’ve made the decision, and you too want those results. John Park MD Plastic Surgery is eager to help you achieve the beautiful contoured results you desire; but first, there are a few important factors you need to take into consideration before taking the plunge.
What To Know About Abdominoplasty
- Abdominoplasty is major surgery. It isn’t an outpatient procedure where you walk in one day and walk out the same without skipping a beat. Before having a tummy tuck, you’ll have to be medically cleared by your physician and Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Park. This is to ensure you are healthy enough to be put under anesthesia. Your medications will have to be monitored as well to prevent complications. It’s essential Dr. Park knows all prescriptions and any over-the-counter medications you’re currently taking.
- There will be downtime. As mentioned above, abdominoplasty is major surgery, so you will need to plan to rest for a few weeks. You will be encouraged to walk immediately after surgery to prevent blood clots; however, strenuous physical activity will be permitted. You should plan to have someone help you for the first few days, as it may be challenging to perform everyday tasks. In the beginning, you may be fatigued, swollen and sore. This is normal, but you’ll steadily improve, and discomfort will subside. Your complete recovery will take several weeks, with full healing taking up to a year. It’s vital that you listen to Dr. Park’s post-surgical directions to prevent any possible side effects.
- Patients receive the best results when they are at or near their target weight before surgery. Abdominoplasty surgery is excellent for sculpting and shaping your abdominal area; however, it’s not a procedure for weight loss. Abdominoplasty removes extra skin and fat that is left over after giving birth or extreme weight loss. It’s important to be at a stable weight before surgery because any weight gain or additional weight loss can alter your tummy tuck results, possibly requiring a revision surgery.
- You will have a scar. Abdominoplasty can help you achieve that flat, toned tummy you’ve wanted, but you should expect to have a scar. The scar will fade over time, and Dr. John Park will carefully place the incision so you can easily hide it under clothing and even your bikini.
Contact Dr. John Park For Your Abdominoplasty Consultation
If you’re ready to contour your abdomen and get the sleek physique you’ve been waiting for, contact Dr. John Park and John Park MD Plastic Surgery at 949-777-6883 to schedule your complimentary tummy tuck consultation.