Choosing the right clinic
A tummy tuck is a form of cosmetic surgery which is used to remove extra skin and excess fat from your abdomen, and help to tighten up the muscle underneath. It is most commonly used by people who have loose skin after having lost a lot of weight.
The clinical term for a tummy tuck is abdominoplasty.
This surgery is quite expensive, and it can involve a long recovery time because it is an invasive form of surgery. For this reason, it is important that you choose a reputable surgeon to perform it.
Some people like to travel to countries in Europe, or even developing countries to have their surgery, because it is more affordable there. However, you must be careful if you do this, because the hygiene standards, and the surgery requirements, can vary massively from country to country and even between one tummy tuck clinic and another.
In America you can find numerous clinics throughout the country. In my mothers home town the tummy tuck Milwaukee clinics offer calmness and cleanliness that is second to none. Still you must make sure you do your homework.
Pay particular attention to things like after-care. Abdominoplasty involves making a large incision across the lower abdomen, cutting from one hip to the other, and then a second incision near the navel. The muscles will be tightened, and then any fatty deposits will be removed.
The patient will have elastic bandages applied to offer support to the tummy while it heals. The surgery takes several hours, and after it is completed the wound must be kept clean, and the patient must take care to rest.
Ask for references from patients who have had surgery at the tummy tuck clinic you are thinking of. Ask them not just whether they were happy with the surgery, but what the after care involved, and how well they were assessed before they had surgery.
You do not want to go somewhere that has a poor hygiene record, especially given how common MRSA is getting in certain emerging countries where medical tourism is getting popular.