A tummy tuck procedure can take up to 2 hours to perform and you will be required to stay overnight in hospital so that your surgeon and the nursing team can ensure you are recovering well.
Tummy Tuck Day of Procedure
Depending on each patient, some procedures require general anaesthetic but others can be performed under local anaesthetic with sedation.
The procedure involves an incision being made along the lower abdomen (further incisions may be needed). Then skin is carefully separated, allowing the excess tissue and skin to be removed and the remaining skin and tissue to be repositioned or reshaped. Finally the skin is firmly pulled across the abdomen area and sutured up.
If you are having liposuction as part of the process, excess fat will be extracted along with the removal of excess skin and tissue.