Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
If you have been unsuccessful in your attempts to lose the excess fat and skin around your midsection, abdominoplasty may be right for you. Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes skin and fat from the middle to lower abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles for a sleeker, more defined appearance. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre is considered a major surgery, so it is important that you discuss all of your questions and concerns with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani during your private consultation. A tummy tuck procedure can address excess fat that you may be having trouble getting rid of through diet and exercise, and ultimately give you a flatter, more toned-looking stomach region.
Please contact our plastic surgeon at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre for more information, or to schedule a consultation.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
The best candidates for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are patients who are in relatively good shape but cannot get rid of the loose skin and extra fat around their midsection. Abdominoplasty is especially helpful to women who have had multiple pregnancies.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) begins with an incision made from hip to hip, creating a flap of skin. Next, the skin is separated from the abdominal wall to reveal the abdominal muscles, which are then tightened and stitched into their new position. The skin flap is stretched down and excess skin is removed. Finally, the incision is closed and dressings are applied. A compression garment provided by the Centre must be worn for the initial recovery. Abdominoplasty at our Florida practice typically takes between two and four hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
After abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), you will experience some bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort, but these side effects will subside as you heal. The first night after tummy tuck surgery, you are taken care of by our private duty Registered Nurse in our facility. Although your scar will never completely disappear after abdominoplasty, it is easily hidden under clothing and bathing suits.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery typically results in a narrower waistline and a firmer abdomen. If you want to learn more about abdominoplasty or other procedures you can safely combine with tummy tuck surgery to complete a Mommy Makeover, please contact the Aesthetic Surgery Centre today. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani.
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