Tummy tuck is done to make the abdominal skin tighter whenever there is excess skin. Excess skin is present due to rapid weight gain, pregnancy or old age. In minor cases liposuction allows skin contraction in young persons. In major cases, excess skin is removed and the belly button is shifted to a new natural looking position.
a) What are the precautions to be taken after surgery?
Pressure garments to be worn for 2 to 3 weeks.
Two pillows to be kept below knee joints during sleeping to prevent strain on suture line. They should walk with little bending for two weeks for the same reason.
b) What are the complications specific to tummy tuck?
Healing problems resulting in wound break down.
Wide and thick scar.
c) When can I go back to my work?
Within a week one can resume normal activities