Tummy Tuck

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Officially known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is cosmetic surgery aimed at making the stomach area appear more firm and thin. This is accomplished through removal of excess skin and fat.
Though most common among patients who have recently given birth or lost significant amounts of weight, tummy tuck procedure is ideal for anyone whose goals include a tight, flat stomach.
It is important to note, however, that this procedure should not be viewed as an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, or as a replacement to exercise and sound nutrition.

Results may vary from person to person.

The benefits for you.

There are many benefits to a tummy tuck procedure, including:

  • Contoured shape and appearance of stomach area
  • Restoration of weak or separated muscles
  • Improved fit and appearance of clothing

Tummy tuck patients also experience increased confidence in their general appearance, which benefits their quality of life.

Results may vary from person to person.

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The Procedure

No two patients are alike, and each tummy tuck is personalized to help the individual achieve the best possible results for their body. With that stated, there are three main types of tummy tuck procedure.
1) Mini Tummy Tuck 

A less invasive procedure, this option is ideal for those patients whose primary goal is to remove a “pouch” or limited loose skin around the lower abdomen area.  In a mini tummy tuck surgery, a single, small incision will be made just above the pubic mound. Scarring resulting from this procedure is minimal and can often be hidden by a swimsuit. Recovery is more swift in this procedure due to its less invasive nature.
2) Classic Tummy Tuck
Also known as a “full” tummy tuck, this procedure targets both the upper and lower abdomen area.  Through a U-shaped or horizontal incision made just above the pubic mound, this option encompasses the entire abdominal wall. Scarring resulting from this procedure extends from hip bone to hip bone, however most patients are able to conceal any potential scars with a swimsuit.
3) Extended Tummy Tuck
Combining the benefits of both the mini and classic tummy tuck, this procedure addresses the upper and lower abdomen area, as well as the flank of the stomach area – often referred to as the obliques.  

​This option is ideal for those patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and have experienced hanging or sagging skin. Post-pregnancy patients will also benefit from this option. As with the other two procedures, an extended tummy tuck results in minimal scarring, which can easily be hidden by clothing. 

The Recovery

​Most tummy tuck surgery is outpatient, which means you will be discharged a few hours following the procedure. In some cases, your surgeon may require an overnight hospital stay.
When possible, patients are encouraged to remain home and rest for the first week after surgery, however light walking is advised to promote healthy circulation in the affected area.
Most patients are able to return to work within two to four weeks. Parents with small children or lifestyles that include moderate to heavy amounts of lifting and bending are encouraged to get help with these tasks for at least the first few weeks after surgery. ​Results may vary from person to person.

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