Will a tummy tuck get rid of my stretch marks?
In many cases, stretch marks that are visible on the front of the tummy and below the belly button may be removed during a tummy tuck. Dr. Savalia can discuss the issue in more detail with you during your consultation.
Where are the scars for a tummy tuck?
Scars for abdominoplasty are within the belly button and also run across the lower stomach. Dr. Savalia is careful to place the incisions in such a way that they will be well-hidden beneath your underwear or bikini bottom.
What types of complications can occur with a tummy tuck?
Dr. Savalia does everything possible to reduce the risk of complications, but as with any surgery, in rare cases, they do happen. These may include bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, and poor cosmetic results.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
There is no reason why a woman cannot become pregnant after undergoing a tummy tuck. However, Dr. Savalia advises against it only because it can compromise your tummy tuck results, and you may need to undergo the surgery again later.
How long does a tummy tuck take?
Surgery takes around 2-3 hours, depending on the extent of the work performed and on whether you undergo any other procedures, such as liposuction, at the same time. When planning ahead, you may want to factor in travel time, anesthesia time, and the time needed after your treatment to prepare you for going home.