What is a Tummy Tuck?
An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is performed for patients who have excess skin and/or a protuberant abdomen. Unlike liposuction, which simply removes fat through suction, a tummy tuck is performed by making an incision from hip to hip, which allows tissues to be elevated and the underlying muscles tightened. By tightening the rectus muscles, this will give you the appearance of a flat belly.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
- 1Toner tighter tummy
- 2Reduces excess skin tissue
- 3Reduces waist size
Tummy Tuck Before and After
After abdominoplasty, patients feel slimmer, tighter and overall more confidence. You no longer have to hide underneath baggy clothes or be ashamed to be seen in a bathing suit. Our before and after pictures are proof that you can achieve the body you’ve been dreaming about with one simple procedure. Individual results will vary.
How is Tummy Tuck Performed?
Tummy tuck procedures are performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will begin the abdominoplasty by making an incision along the bikini line. Every effort will be made to keep these incisions hidden, and the scars will begin to fade in time.
The surgeon will then tighten and repair your weakened underlying muscle – which may be a result of pregnancy, aging, etc. – before removing the excess fat, skin and tissue. He or she will then close the incisions to complete the surgery.
Preparing for your Tummy Tuck Procedure
We will go over everything you’ll need to do prior to your tummy tuck procedure. You may have to reduce or refrain from some lifestyle choices, such as smoking, to keep your risk of complications down.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Following your tummy tuck procedure, the incision site will be stitched and bandaged. Your plastic surgeon may have you wear either an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen as it heals.
It’s very important that you follow all of your surgeon’s instructions on wearing this garment (if you are given one) and caring for the bandage in the days following surgery. Your surgeon will also instruct you on how to best position yourself while sitting or lying down to help ease pain.
How much does a Tummy Tuck procedure Cost?
Call our offices today to inquire about Tummy Tuck costs, to set up a consultation, or simply to learn more about the procedure. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are on hand to guide you in the right direction when it comes to your aesthetic goals.We are happy to discuss your specific needs and possible financing during your initial consultation.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?
Tummy tuck surgery is a good option for you if:
- 1You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- 2You have realistic expectations
- 3You are a non-smoker
- 3You are self-conscious about the size of your stomach
No matter what the reason, tummy tucks should not be a substitute for diet and exercise. The best candidates are those who maintain a normal, healthy body weight, but want to rid their bodies of the flabby, exercise-resistant skin around their midsection. You can discuss your goals with the doctor prior to surgery, during your one-on-one consultation.
Why Choose Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons?
Our physicians understand that all patients are unique, and no single procedure fits all patients. With the combination of aesthetic and surgical skills, we have the ability to meet those unique needs of our patients.
What to Expect During your Consultation
During the consultation we will go over your goals, your medical history and what to expect with a tummy tuck procedure. We will discuss pricing and go over your financing options. Keep notes on what you’d like to ask us prior to coming to the consultation, so that you come out of it with all your answers.
A number of people are discovering the benefits of a tummy tuck procedure to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!