Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Women who come to our practice for tummy tuck surgery each have their own reasons for wanting to enhance their body. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure where excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen is removed to help create an abdominal profile that is smoother, firmer and smaller. It is not a weight loss technique; although the tissue removed may weigh several pounds or more. Instead, it is a contouring procedure that is performed to return you to a smoother, flatter, better shaped tummy.
This procedure is performed in a certified operating suite with either intravenous sedation or more commonly general anesthesia. The incisions that are used require the creation of a fairly long scar in the same place as a C Section scar either right on top of the pubic hairline or just inside the hairline. Unlike a c-section scar, the incision may go all the way out to the hips depending on the degree of correction necessary. This incision is typically placed low enough to be hidden within most clothes and bathing suits. A small incision around your belly button is also needed to allow your belly button to stay in its normal position while the upper abdominal skin and fat is moved to a lower position on your abdomen. A new window is made in the abdominal skin to place your belly button in its normal position. This scar is nearly imperceptible.
We'veall heard the demeanor, "The fact of the matter is as plain as the nose all over." When it comes to what makes a nose alluring, be that as it may, "reality" may not be so self-evident. That is on the grounds that numerous kinds of noses regardless of whether long, short, restricted or wide can be viewed as appealing. Instead of its specific size or shape, the most significant viewpoint in making a decision about the feel of your nose is whether it ?ts your face in a corresponding manner. A nose that is in amicability with other facial highlights appears to mix in. One that isn't, regardless of what its size or shape, can turn into the focal point of your face and draw consideration far from your other appealing highlights, for example, expressive eyes and a brilliant grin. Significant disappointment with a nose that is plainly out of match up with the remainder of the face can contrarily influence mental self portrait, enthusiastic advancement, and mental prosperity. "The Indian specialist, Sushruta, in around 500 BC, stated, 'Of the considerable number of organs of the body, the nose is viewed as the organ of regard and notoriety,'. "Each plastic specialist before long discovers that the nose merits regard. Rhinoplasty like eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a difficult task, and the outcomes accomplished may signi?cantly affect a specialist's notoriety. From its initial birthplaces as a reconstructive strategy to reestablish, or increase, a nose that had been cut off, regularly as discipline for a wrongdoing, rhinoplasty therefore turned into a decrease procedure for the individuals who considered their noses excessively enormous. It at that point advanced full hover to its present job as both a decrease and growth task." Schedule a rhinoplasty or eyelid surgery with Dr William POrtuese.
Following your Seattle plastic surgery, bandages will be applied to your incisions. In addition, you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or required to purchase a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen as it heals. Two small drains may be placed temporarily to drain any excess fluid or blood that may collect. You will be given specific instructions on how to care of your incisions and drains, including any medications that you may need to take. Your plastic surgeon's office will arrange your follow-up. Drains are typically removed after one to 2 weeks. For most plastic surgeons, there are no sutures to remove. It is most common to use absorbable sutures which melt on their own within a few months. You can shower the next day after your procedure but should stay out of the ocean or pool for a week or so. Moderate swelling and bruising can last up to 2 weeks, but complete resolution of swelling may take much longer. It is important to avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks after surgery to avoid bleeding complications. If you had a muscle tightening procedure, you may be asked to avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks. Most patients are able to drive after a few days and can return to office work after a week.