Tummy Tuck Revision

A revision tummy tuck can be performed to refine the results, resolve any asymmetry or surgical errors, treat excessive scarring, or retighten a tummy tuck that has loosened over time.

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What is a Revision Tummy Tuck?

A revision tummy tuck is a secondary abdominoplasty procedure, which can range from a total repeat tummy tuck procedure to tweaking unsatisfactory surgical outcomes by tweaking the results. Older tummy tuck techniques did not address the underlying muscles and tissues, but merely removed excess fat and skin. Dr. Sands employs the most advanced surgical techniques to create the most attractive, natural-looking, sculpted look. The procedure may be performed to resolve unsatisfactory surgical results, or to re-tighten the abdomen if it has loosened after many years or were left with excessive scarring.

What is the Procedure for a Revision Tummy Tuck?

During a revision tummy tuck, the surgeon will remove any excess skin and fat left after a first surgery. The abdominal muscles may need to be tightened to create a smooth, flat, fit look. A revision tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia and may involve a short stay in the hospital for the first stage of recovery. The recovery time may be slightly longer than was experienced with the initial tummy tuck, depending on the extent of the surgical corrections needed.

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What are the Benefits of a Revision Tummy Tuck?

After a tummy tuck that left you feeling disappointed and dissatisfied, it may be difficult to consider another surgery and recovery – and Dr. Sands understands that misfortune is never welcome. However, when the outcome of surgery is uneven, asymmetrical, or the belly button was not placed correctly, there is little option other than another surgery to repair the damage, and create the look you originally envisioned. The benefits of this procedure can include treating the following issues:

  • Excessive scarring
  • Poorly positioned incisions
  • Uneven contours
  • Residual fat deposits
  • Belly button looks unnatural or misplaced
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Loose muscles
  • Complications, poor wound healing
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Aging
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Tummy Tuck Revision Recovery Time – What to Expect?

You have already experience the recovery from a tummy tuck, and a revision tummy tuck recovery is similar. You can expect some discomfort and pain, which can be managed with prescription pain medication in the first stage of healing. Swelling and bruising are normal, and could last several weeks. You will need to avoid any strenuous physical activity for about four to six weeks, to allow the revisions, both inner and surface, to fully heal. While the recovery time can be challenging, when you see the final results, with your abdomen looking smooth, firm, and sculpted, it is all worthwhile – the look you wanted, at last.

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The True Benefits and Quality of Life.

If your tummy tuck failed to meet your expectations, and left you unhappy, shocked, or disappointed, revising the surgery can restore more than your body, with these personal benefits:

  • Improved self-confidence in your body image
  • The ability to reveal your abdomen without concerns, dressed or undressed
  • Relief from physical discomfort of excess skin, fat, or weak abdominal muscles
  • Improved posture due to tightened, firmed abdominal muscles
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Why Choose SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery

You have already faced disappointment, or even dismay with the results of a first tummy tuck surgery – you need to ensure the revision is performed by a plastic surgeon who is known for achieving superior outcomes, and is an expert in body contouring.

Dr. Trey Sands takes tummy tuck surgery to a higher level and employs all the latest techniques to achieve remarkably natural-looking results. Along with an outcome to finally achieve your vision for your body, his patient-focused approach makes the journey positive, empowering, and rewarding.

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