Abdominoplasty FAQs

Star Plastic Surgery - Abdominplasty

How does abdominoplasty work?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure in which excess skin is removed from your abdominal area. The remaining skin is firmed and tightened around your abdominal muscles to produce a toned, attractive midsection.

At Star Plastic Surgery, our board-certified Detroit area plastic surgeons utilize advanced buried tension stitching to closely connect the skin to your muscles. This technique eliminates the need for surgical drains and catheters and produces a much more appealing final result. This technique produces a much more appealing final result.

Who is an ideal candidate for abdominoplasty?

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck should be in generally good health and not be pregnant. Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their abdominal area is a potential candidate for abdominoplasty.

The Star Plastic Surgery Advantage ensures that every patient who comes to our Novi, Michigan office for a tummy tuck consultation is treated with the individual care they deserve. We will work closely with you to help you determine if a tummy tuck is the right procedure for your body.

How long do the results of an abdominoplasty last?

A tummy tuck has the potential to last for a life time. The length of time your results last will depend on your life-style choices after surgery. If you lead a healthy life and get adequate exercise, your abdominoplasty should produce results for many of years. Pregnancy and weight gain will affect the results of your tummy tuck.

Patients who plan on becoming pregnant may wish to wait until after they are done having children to undergo this procedure. An abdominoplasty may be included in a mommy makeover procedure to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition.

How long does recovery from abdominoplasty take?

With the advanced surgical techniques used by our experienced surgeons, your recovery time will be greatly reduced. Typically, you should be able to return to work within one to two weeks and resume a normal exercise routine within four to six weeks. Our commitment to you begins with your initial consultation and continues through your full healing process. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure your maximum comfort and safety.

When will I see the results from my abdominoplasty?

You will notice some results immediately following your surgery. Mild swelling is typical during the recovery process. This swelling can be kept down with the use of compression garments supplied by our office. Once the swelling has subsided, you will be able to enjoy the final results of your tummy tuck.

If you have additional questions about abdominoplasty, contact the experienced board certified surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation.