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How Safe is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Pregnancy, weight changes, and other factors can cause people to have loose abdominal skin. They can also cause loose connective tissue and even separated abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, can resolve these issues and restore a firm, flat abdomen. 

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck gives people a tighter, flatter abdomen by removing loose, sagging skin and tightening the underlying muscles. People usually consider a tummy tuck either after pregnancy or after undergoing a significant weight change. 

How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?

Dr. Earle or Dr. Vidal will perform a tummy tuck surgery by making an incision that will hide below the bikini line when it has healed. This incision allows loose skin removal and access to the abdominal muscles, which can become separated during pregnancy. After removing the sagging skin, the surgeon will use sutures to tighten the abdominal muscles and layers of connective tissue. 

Loose skin removal forms a vital part of tummy tuck surgery. For people who want to remove fat from the abdomen without a procedure as significant as a tummy tuck, liposuction provides a good option. To tighten loose, sagging skin, people need a tummy tuck. Schedule a consultation to find out which one will give you the results you want.  


There’s a time in your life where you need a boost, a fresh start, and a way to take control of things. We all have features about ourselves we want to change on the outside and it can affect us on the inside.

Pure’s goal is to give people a chance to make smart choices that lead to the results that will empower and inspire them to reach their dreams. Pure is led by Dr. S. Alexander Earle, who performs a wide range of procedures with an incredibly high rate of customer satisfaction.

How Safe is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

All surgical procedures have risks. However, you will receive the best possible care in the hands of experienced and safety-focused surgeons like Dr. Earle and Dr. Vidal. The most common risks after a tummy tuck include infection and bleeding, both of which your doctor can treat. Prior to surgery, they will review the possible risks. You will have the opportunity to make an informed decision about whether the procedure is right for you. 

How Long is Recovery From a Tummy Tuck?

After surgery, you will have drainage tubes and will need to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to keep your incision clean and help it heal properly. You will need about six weeks to resume your full range of regular activities after a tummy tuck, although you can start adding light activities when your doctor approves it. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

If you have loose abdominal skin and muscle due to weight loss or pregnancy, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. You should be in good health and have reasonable expectations for the procedure and following recovery time. 

Why Choose Dr. Earle and Dr. Vidal For Your Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Earle and Dr. Vidal have extensive experience and come from a background of academic and medical excellence. You can rest assured that both of them will perform your tummy tuck in the safest possible way and give you the best possible results. 

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Take the Next Step

The best way to learn more about which breast procedure is best for you is by meeting with Dr. Earle or Dr. Vidal at Pure Plastic Surgery. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team by calling us at (305) 230-4326 or filling out our request a consultation form.

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