Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

If you have struggled to achieve a flat and toned abdomen due to pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, aging, or even genetics, tummy tuck surgery may be a solution. Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure removes excess skin and tightens the muscles underneath for a more toned abdominal profile. Variations of this procedure include a panniculectomy that only focuses on skin removal in the lower abdomen. Tummy tucks should not be used as a substitute for a healthy weight loss program or exercise regimen.

The Procedure

During tummy tuck surgery, an incision is made in the area between the pubic hairline and the belly button. The shape and length of the incision vary and will be determined by how much excess skin you have to remove. The placement will be low enough so that it can be concealed with clothing or a bathing suit. A second incision may be required to remove extra skin in the upper abdomen.

First, the underlying weakened muscles are repaired. The abdominal skin is then pulled, the excess skin is trimmed, and the remaining skin is sutured together. A new belly button hole is created, and the belly button is pulled through and stitched into position. You can expect to return to moderate activities within 1-2 weeks; however, you will have to hold off on vigorous exercise for up to 2 months.

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Request a Consultation

A consultation with one of our team of surgeons is the first step towards reaching your aesthetic goals. During your initial appointment we will review what you’d like to improve and will determine which procedures or treatments best serve your needs. 

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