What is a Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that creates a smoother looking abdomen. It can be the perfect solution to surgically remove extra skin and fat that comes with drastic changes in weight, pregnancy, age and other factors. Women who have had children often have stretching of their abdominal wall that fails to go back to their pre-pregnancy appearance despite exercise and dieting. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight often have similar experiences because of stretching that took place before their weight loss. A tummy tuck is the perfect solution for people who may fall into these, or other similar categories.
Tummy tucks are performed at a Reno outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia by Dr. Timothy Janiga. The procedure generally involves a hip-to-hip incision to allow for muscle and skin tightening and fat removal.
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck typically takes around two hours with two to three hours of post-surgery recovery time before you can go home.
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Recovery & Results
Dr. Timothy Janiga will examine you during your post-op visit, and will advise you on when you can return to work. He typically does not want patients to lift more than five to 10 pounds for the first six weeks following the surgery. Depending on your profession, your return to work can be expected within two to six weeks. Full results are expected within three months of your tummy tuck.
Once fully recovered, you will likely notice a tighter, slimmer waistline and abdomen.
Schedule a Consultation
We evaluate patients considering a tummy tuck in our Reno/Tahoe plastic surgery and cosmetic center. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.