Dr. Brou has the medical expertise and experience to help make sure you look and feel your best. If you are considering tummy tuck surgery in Oklahoma City let Dr. Brou and his knowledgeable staff assist you today.
Why should I consider tummy tuck surgery?
Dr. Brou specializes in body contouring, including tummy tucks, in Oklahoma City. Also known as abdominoplasty, this surgical procedure is done to tighten abdominal muscles as well as to remove any excess skin around your midsection.
Even patients with normal body weight can develop a protruding or sagging abdomen. There are many reasons for men and women alike to consider a tummy tuck surgery, including:
- Sagging abdomen due to age and gravity.
- Significant weight gain or loss.
- Previous surgeries.
It’s important to note that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for exercise and is not a weight loss solution. Tummy tucks do not correct stretch marks, although they may improve with the tightening of the abdominal skin.
How does tummy tuck surgery work?
During surgery, Dr. Brou will carefully make a horizontal incision between the pubic hairline and naval. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the degree of correction necessary. Through this incision, weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured while excess fat, tissue and skin are removed.
What should I expect during recovery from a tummy tuck?
After surgery, dressing will be applied to your incisions and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or compression garment to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals.
A small draining tube may be placed under the skin to eliminate excess blood and fluid that accumulates. You may be unable to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete, which can take a week or two.
You’ll be given instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains, what medication to take and what concerns to look for at the site or in your general health. Please plan to have someone drive you home following your procedure as it will be uncomfortable and unadvisable to drive.
What results can I expect from a tummy tuck surgery?
The final results may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. This may take a week or two, however once the swelling has subsided you should enjoy a smoother, firmer appearance and profile. Tummy tucks are permanent procedures; however proper diet and exercise to prevent weight gain are recommended to maintain optimal results.
Are there any risks associated with tummy tuck surgery?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure, and therefore risks are always involved as a result of receiving anesthesia as well as the procedure itself. Dr. Brou can help assess your unique health needs and advise you of any concerns to be aware of prior to undergoing surgery. Potential risks associated with a tummy tuck include, pain, swelling, irregular contours and loose skin, skin or nerve damage, infection, blood clots, fluid accumulation, scarring, bleeding or asymmetry.
Call today for a free consultation with Dr. Juan A. Brou, for a tummy tuck in Oklahoma City and join thousands of satisfied patients.