Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Panniculectomy & How Is It Different From A Bellevue Abdominoplasty?
A panniculectomy is a procedure similar to a tummy tuck. However, it is not performed for cosmetic purposes and targets a specific structure known as the pannus. Also called an “apron belly,” it is skin and tissue that hangs down from the abdomen. It may cause issues, especially if it begins to interfere with the genital region. In these cases, a panniculectomy removes only the pannus and does not address the rest of the abdomen or the muscles.
Sometimes the two procedures are performed together. First, Dr. Jonov may remove the pannus and then he will proceed with the tummy tuck. The incision and location are usually roughly the same.
Can I Flatten My Stomach More After A Tummy Tuck?
Potentially, yes, it may be possible to further flatten the abdomen. Though, patients should wait to see their final results because sometimes the stomach will already look toned and flat. However, patients can continue to work out and gain strength in their abdominal muscles which can help remove visceral fat.
Visceral fat is the fat underneath the muscle that surrounds organs and other structures. This type of fat cannot be removed with liposuction. However, if a patient plans to lose significant weight after their tummy tuck, they may want to delay it and get closer to their ideal weight.
What Should I Wear Home After Tummy Tuck Surgery In Bellevue?
After tummy tuck Bellevue surgery, patients need to wear loose, comfortable clothing. For shirts, avoid tops that need to be pulled over the head. Button down, zip up, and similar fastenings are best. For bottoms, the waistband should sit above the incision and not be too tight. Therefore, patients should not wear jeans, leggings, or yoga pants. Loose sweatpants are usually recommended.
How Much Should I Walk After A Tummy Tuck?
Careful walking after a tummy tuck helps reduce the risk of complications. Though, patients do not need to go outside for a long walk. Short walks to and from the bathroom and around the house for a total of roughly thirty minutes each day are usually sufficient. Patients may break this up into shorter parts and walk more frequently.
What Is The Cost Of Abdominoplasty Bellevue Surgery?
The final cost of tummy tuck in Bellevue surgery depends on the type of surgery performed and several other factors. Tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery starts at $7,485. Patients will receive a final price quote at their consultation.