If you're troubled by extra skin and fat around your abdomen, a tummy tuck could be a good solution for you. With a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, we remove extra skin and fat, and tighten the muscles in the abdomen to improve your waistline. Liposuction is also used to remove the fat in love handles.
What to expect with a tummy tuck procedure
The incisions for this surgery will be around the belly button and at your waistline. We make these incisions with the utmost precision to minimize visible scarring. Skin and fat will first be removed from below your belly button, then fat will be removed from above your belly button. We will then take off more fat where your new belly button will be, while tightening your rectus muscles. Finally, we'll close the incisions in three layers and perform liposuction.
When you awaken from the procedure, you’ll be in an abdominal binder to support your abdominal area after surgery. You can expect to go home the same day after having a tummy tuck. We will call you that evening to make sure you're doing well and to answer any questions. Follow-up appointments will take place one week after the procedure to remove the drains, then one month after the procedure to make sure your recovery is progressing well.
Mini tummy tuck
A mini tummy tuck may be an option if you are not ready for a full tummy tuck, which includes relocating the belly button through an incision. A mini tummy tuck focuses on the lower abdomen, especially the hanging skin near a C-section scar. We tighten the skin, remove extra fat and tighten the abdominal wall on the inside.