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An abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from middle and lower abdomen. This is done to tighten the muscles of the abdomen. This procedure gives excellent results to those desiring a flatter, well defined abdomen. Patients who have concerns about large fat deposits and loose saggy skin and whose bodies won't respond to daily exercise are good candidates.

What makes Dr. Byuns approach different from other surgeons?
Amazingly, Dr. Byuns technique involves such precision that the scars are extremely minimal. He creates an incision along the bikini line, therefore the minimal scar is hidden by simply wearing your own undergarment. He separates the skin from the abdominal wall and lifts a large skin flap to reveal the vertical muscles in your abdomen. The excess skin is naturally tightened and stitched. This provides a firmer abdominal wall and narrows the waistline. A temporary tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.

 
 

How much down time is involved?
Ten days after surgery, a post surgery appointment is necessary. During this appointment, Dr. Byun will address future instructions, as well as take out some sutures. You may find some sutures still in place; they will be intact until Dr. Byun feels proper healing has transpired. Some people return to work after two weeks, while others take three or four weeks to fully recuperate. Any extraneous exercise is prohibited, light exercise is recommended. Your scars may appear to worsen, this is normal. But expect the scars to diminish gradually.