Tummy Tuck

Flatten, tone and smooth after pregnancy or weight-loss.

 

Overview

Tummy Tuck

A Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure used to tighten abdominal muscles and remove from the mid and lower abdomen excess fat and skin. The objective is to achieve a more slender and firm abdominal profile. This procedure is usually performed on patients whose abdomen has become lax and flabby due to pregnancy, significant weight fluctuations, or aging. After the area has healed, patients can expect to see a flattening and tightening of the abdominal skin and muscle. The results will be a look of slimmer, well-contoured fitness.

Benefits

  • Smoothes, flattens and strengthens the abdominal area, removing excess fat and skin.
  • Secondarily lifts the medial thighs to improve their contour.
  • Also lifts and reduces the appearance of the pubic area, which may be enlarged and/or sagging.
  • Improves spinal support and posture by correcting lordosis (sway back).
  • May improve back pain.

Tummy Tuck Treatment Plan

General anesthesia is used to perform a Tummy Tuck, and the length of time the surgery takes will depend on the magnitude of the problem (how loose the tissue is, how much skin and fat must be removed, and the degree to which stretched-out muscles need to be tightened). Hence, the surgery may take as little as two hours or as much as five hours. Pain medication will be prescribed to eliminate any discomfort after surgery, and the procedure may require up to 4 weeks of recuperation wearing a support garment. Scarring will fade in 9 to 12 months, and for best long-term results, Tummy Tuck patients should adhere to a healthy lifestyle to prevent the abdominal wall from again becoming lax and fatty.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is surgery to remove the excess abdominal skin and fat that has accumulated, usually after pregnancy, extreme weight loss, or as a result of the aging process.  Additionally, in the case of a full abdominoplasty, the surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles that have become weakened and lax.

At what age is a Tummy Tuck usually performed?

Most often this surgical procedure is administered after a woman has given birth and does not plan to have more children, or after someone has lost all the weight he or she intends to lose.

Is there much pain associated with a Tummy Tuck?

The amount of pain experienced will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of the surgery and the pain tolerance of the individual. Some people report a moderate amount of discomfort and some say it is more intense. During surgery, you will be under general anesthesia, and after the procedure, your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to relieve any discomfort. .

How much swelling will there be post-surgery?

Tummy Tucks are major surgical procedures that, depending on the case, involve muscle tightening and the removal of a significant amount of skin and fat tissue. Therefore, swelling in inevitable; however, it should subside within a few weeks.

How long will the results last?

The results can last for many years. If you experience no further pregnancies or significant weight fluctuations after the procedure, you results will be relatively permanent, especially if you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. The aging process will produce some relaxation of the skin and abdominal wall, however, not to the extent seen before your surgery.

Results

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Tummy Tuck

Do too-tight jeans, skirts, slacks and suits have you bemoaning the belly you just can’t lose no matter how much you diet or exercise? Instead of foraging in the closet for your “fat” clothes, the solution may be no more than a tummy tuck away. Abdominoplasty removes the excess fat and skin caused by pregnancy, weight fluctuations and aging, thus flattening and toning the abdomen to achieve a look of healthful, well-contoured fitness.

Results:

With the removal of excess fat and skin – coupled with the restoration of weakened or separated muscles – a tummy tuck will give your abdomen a smoother, firmer profile that reflects the look of youth, health, fitness and weight loss. Your friends and coworkers will think you’ve been dieting and hitting the gym with a personal trainer. Only you will know you’ve had a little help from Danik’s expert cosmetic surgeon.

Recovery After a Tummy Tuck:

General anesthesia is used to perform abdominoplasty, and the surgery may take several hours based on the magnitude of the problem vis-à-vis how loose the tissue is and how much the stretched-out muscles need to be tightened. That, in turn, dictates the degree to which excess skin and fat must be removed. Hence, the surgery may take as little as two hours or as much as five hours. Pain medication will be prescribed to eliminate any discomfort after surgery, and the procedure may require up to 4 weeks of recuperation wearing a support garment. Any scarring will fade in 9 to 12 months, and for best long-term results, abdominoplasty patients should adhere to a healthy lifestyle to prevent the abdominal wall from again becoming lax and fatty.

Prices for Tummy Tuck:

The all-inclusive cost for tummy tuck procedures includes:

Surgeon’s Fee
Charge for Outpatient Facility
Local or General Anesthesia
Routine Pre-Op Medical Tests
Routine Post-Op Medications (pain relievers, antibiotics)

NOTE: All expenses associated with your cosmetic procedure will be presented in writing for your approval prior to surgery. Affordable financing is available, and because Danik uses an outpatient facility, we are able to pass on to our surgery patients substantial savings.

 

Cosmetic Surgeries are performed by
Hal Michael Bass, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
with over 30 years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

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