Removal of excess skin around the lower abdomen and back, with elevation of sagging buttock tissue
Who is a candidate?
Average length of procedure?
* 4 hours
Type of anesthesia?
Will you need to stay in hospital overnight?
No, although some people are more comfortable staying 23 hours for observation
How long will you need to take off from work/school?
Average is 1 week; some people may return to work or school in less than a week, while others can take 2 weeks to recover
What types of restrictions are there after surgery?**
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
No, but hernia repairs performed during the procedure often are covered by insurance
* Times may vary since each case is unique
** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions
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UPMC Altoona Plastic Surgery
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