The tummy tuck is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles when needed. It is often required after giving birth to multiple babies or after significant weight loss.


The procedure is done under general anesthetic.

Surgery Duration

Typical duration is 2 – 3 hours. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis or admission for 1 night is needed.

Expected Recovery

Pain postoperatively is usually mild to moderate but easily controlled with pain killers. Wound drains need to be removed 3 – 5 days after the surgery. No suture removal is necessary. Expect to be back to work after 10 – 14 days. A compression garment needs to be worn for a month.

Disclaimer: The above information and description is a typical generic description. Your own plan of care and procedure may differ from that described above and Dr. Alahdab will fully discuss your customized personal treatment plan with you during consultation. The postoperative progress after any surgery depends on your body’s response and a dynamic treatment plan will be implemented based on how you are healing.