A tummy tuck can help improve your abdominal shape and body contour, enhancing your natural beauty and boosting your confidence. Let us help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.
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What is a Tummy Tuck?
Aging, genetics, weight fluctuations, and childbearing can all contribute to sagging skin and loose muscles in the abdomen. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your abdomen does not go back to what it once was.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat while tightening abdominal muscles, giving you a more toned midsection and improved body contour. During the procedure, an incision is made beneath the panty line, allowing your surgeon to restore abdominal muscles, trim excess fat and skin, and reposition the belly button. Scars typically run from hip to hip, but once healed, will easily be hidden beneath underwear and swimsuits.
The tummy tuck procedure can be performed alone, in conjunction with liposuction, or as part of a total mommy makeover. The result is a flatter abdomen and beautiful, natural curves.
What are the Benefits?
Our board-certified plastic surgeons are committed to giving you the best possible outcome. After a tummy tuck, you’ll experience:
- A flatter, tighter abdomen
- Improved body contour
- Positive body image and self-confidence
- Better fitting clothing and swimwear
- Beautiful, natural results
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
Patients who suffer from excess abdominal skin or a bulging appearance are generally good candidates for an abdominoplasty. Candidates should be at or near their ideal weight, and should not plan on getting pregnant after a tummy tuck. Women that plan on having children should postpone their tummy tuck procedure.
The ideal candidate is in good physical health, does not have any serious medical issues, and is a non-smoker. It is also important that candidates have realistic expectations and are ready to commit to diet and exercise postoperatively to maintain results.
What Can I Expect from Recovery?
After a tummy tuck, you will experience discomfort and tightness in the abdomen, along with some swelling and bruising. During surgery, your surgeon may opt to place temporary surgical drains to remove excess fluid out of the abdomen postoperatively. Medication will be prescribed to ease pain, and you will be sent home with detailed at-home care instructions.
You are encouraged to move around after surgery, but you may find it more comfortable to walk in a hunched position. Walking in a slightly bent position is normal at the beginning, as the skin is still tight and your body is adjusting to change.
Your surgeon will monitor your healing with follow-up appointments, and most patients will be able to return to normal activity after about six to eight weeks.