Removal of extra skin from the abdomen is popularly known as tummy tuck. It is commonly done for new moms to help their bodies recover from the effects of pregnancy on their bodies.
Tummy tuck results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight. If you put on weight on weight post your procedure, it can stretch out and hamper the results of your surgery.
Your surgeon will advise you complete rest for about 2 weeks post procedure during which you should stay home from work and about physical activities. Post 2 weeks most tummy tuck patients can get back to your work with light physical activities. 6 weeks post tummy tuck, you will be able to get back to most of your routine activities.
The best candidates for this procedure are those who have had changes in their bodies because of child-bearing or those have lost weight. If you have any of these problems- excessive skin, a stomach bulge, or stretch marks then you are a good candidate as these esthetic goals can be addressed with a tummy tuck.