Circumferential Abdominoplasty Procedure
This type of abdominoplasty is more complex and invasive than traditional abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. It involves making an incision entirely around the waist. The muscles of the abdomen are tightened, and excess skin and fat are removed. The abdominal skin is then pulled taut then trimmed to create a fit and toned midsection. Additionally, the outer thighs and buttocks are lifted and reshaped, giving the lower body a completely resculpted and rejuvenated appearance.
Circumferential Abdominoplasty Recovery
Patients should prepare for an extended recovery after circumferential abdominoplasty. Drainage tubes will be used to expel excess fluids and may need to remain in place for one to two weeks after surgery. Some swelling and bruising are to be expected around the midsection for several days after the procedure. It is important that circumferential abdominoplasty patients wait for Dr. Talbott’s approval before resuming exercise. All aspects of the procedure, including postoperative recovery steps, will be explained to you at your initial consultation.