Changes to the abdomen are common with aging, weight loss, and pregnancy. These changes include extra (or loose) skin, extra fat, or diastasis (separation of the abdominal muscles resulting in a bulge over the abdomen). Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedures can improve the appearance of the abdomen and reposition the abdominal muscles. These procedures range in complexity, depending on the amount of skin and fat removed from the abdomen. At invMD Plastic Surgery we provide the tummy tuck in Bend for those who are a candidate for the procedure.
What is a tummy tuck?
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted skin from the abdomen.
What is the
after a tummy tuck?
How you recover in the three months after your surgery determines the outcome for years to come. Dr. Vial will provide a list of step-by-step recovery guidelines after your surgery. After abdominoplasty, you will have a binder with bandages in place. The bandages will be removed 48 hours after surgery for showering. You will wear a compression garment for 2 months following surgery. The majority of the swelling will gradually dissipate in 3-4 weeks and the bruising will dissipate over the same amount of time. You can resume normal activities and work in 2-3 weeks, but you should avoid strenuous activities for 6-8 weeks.
Why choose Dr. Vial for your tummy tuck?
Dr. Vial is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in abdominoplasty procedures. He has trained at the world’s best institutions where many of these procedures were invented and continue to be advanced. He makes safety a top priority and has developed a reputation for beautiful, natural results.