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Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that helps flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat. It also tightens muscles. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are people who are in good physical health and at a stable weight.
Abdominoplasty is a good option for people who have pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty is also an appropriate procedure for slightly obese people who have lost elasticity in their skin and for women whose skin have stretched during pregnancy.
Abdominoplasty will result in a flatter and more toned abdominal area that is noticeable immediately. As long as the patient maintains a healthy weight with a balanced diet and exercise, an abdominoplasty will provide long-lasting results.
Before your procedure, please ensure that you arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery, as you will be unable to drive yourself.
Recovery can vary from two weeks to two months. During this time, patients must avoid any strenuous activity and lifting heavy objects. Dr Phiri will advise you when you may return to work- this is generally after a week or two.