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Also known as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, which tightens the muscles of the abdomen. For anyone who is seeking a flatter, better-defined abdomen, an abdominoplasty is the right procedure for you. Patients who have concerns about large fat deposits, have loose or saggy skin, or have bodies that don't respond to daily exercise should strongly consider this procedure.

What makes Dr. Byuns approach different from other surgeons?
Dr. Byun uses precise incisions so that the resulting scars are minimized. He utilizes an incision along the bikini line so that the scar is hidden easily by undergarments. He then separates the skin from the abdominal wall and lifts the skin to expose the vertical muscles in the abdomen. The excess skin is then tightened and sutured, leaving behind nothing but a narrower waistline and a firmer abdominal wall. A temporary tube may also be inserted, if necessary to drain fluid from the surgical site.

 
 

How much down time is involved?
Ten days after the conclusion of surgery, you'll return to Dr. Byun for a post-surgery follow-up. Dr. Byun will address future instructions and remove sutures. Some sutures will remain until Dr. Byun feels sufficient recovery has occurred. Return to work varies on how rapidly an individual fully recuperates but usually happens after a period of two to four weeks. While light exercise is recommended, excessive exercise is prohibited. Initially, your scars may appear to worsen, but don't fret! They will gradually diminish over time.