Flatter, Smoother Stomach
Are you ready for clothes that fit better and a silhouette you can be proud to show off? An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck from the Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery will give you a flatter, smoother stomach that will have you feeling transformed.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a "tummy tuck," is a popular cosmetic operation performed to reduce abdominal fat, tone muscle, and create a flatter, more attractive profile. The tummy tuck results you get from the Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery will go above and beyond your expectations. Individuals who have undergone surgery by our highly skilled plastic surgeons are thrilled with the results.
Show It Off
Be ready to show off your best self! You work hard to achieve your beauty goals. Let us help you get that flat, tight tummy you dream of when you look in the mirror. Abdominoplasty will flatten your abdomen and tighten your muscles for a firmer, slender physique.
During the pre-operative consultation, we’ll discuss the physical and psychological benefits the patient hopes to get from the procedure. Rather than treating everyone with the same process, we take the time to listen to each patient's concerns and do a thorough physical examination so that we can uniquely tailor your specific needs.
Under general anesthesia, a tummy tuck might take somewhere between two to five hours. In order to do the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make two incisions: one from hip bone to hip bone in the pubic area and another around the belly button. Excess skin and fat is removed and abdominal musculature tightened to create a flatter abdomen and trimmer waist.
After the muscles have been pulled taut, the skin flap is lowered, and the umbilicus is pulled and sutured through a new skin window. Once the incisions are sutured, your surgeon will place bandages and a compression garment around your torso. In most instances, drains are inserted to alleviate swelling and excess fluids.
Results You Will Love
The results of a tummy tuck are an abdominal area that is flatter and more toned, with improved contours to the patient's body. The procedure's effects can be seen immediately and will only get better over time. The effects of an active lifestyle and a healthy diet help your results stay looking great for longer. In addition, your stomach will be smoother and more defined once the scars have faded. After you get a tummy tuck, you'll have a long scar from hip to hip. We take special care to ensure that even a bikini bottom conceals the incision.
Compression garments are used, and a temporary tube(s) is sometimes put under the skin to remove fluid buildup after surgery. You could return to normal in two weeks or take a few months. However, for at least six weeks after surgery, you should avoid vigorous activity and may need to take up to a month off of work. To ensure a speedy and successful recovery, your surgeon will provide detailed instructions tailored to your situation. If you follow these directions, you will have a quicker recovery and less chance of complications after surgery.
Tummy tucks are appropriate for healthy people with stubborn fat or loose skin. This technique can help somewhat obese patients with sagging skin. Pregnancy-stretched skin and muscles can benefit from tummy tucks. If ladies wish to have more children, they should postpone the tummy tuck until they are done. Since abdominal skin loosens after significant weight reduction, we advise patients to wait until they reach their ideal weight and have remained at a stable weight for at least six months"before having the operation.
Every surgery can have post-operative issues. They may include bleeding, infection, poor scarring, fluid collection, poor or delayed wound healing, fat necrosis, blood clots, and need for additional procedures. After a tummy tuck, scar revision laser therapy can improve abdominal surgical scars.
Partial abdominoplasty, or "mini tummy tuck," is similar to a full stomach tuck but has a shorter incision and just lifts the skin to the navel, which does not need to be moved. This technique suits people who require minor improvement to achieve their goals. To choose a procedure, examine the pros and cons with your surgeon.
Start your journey at the Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery.
Ready to make a change for the better? We’d love to guide you on your journey to your best self. Our services for the face and body are thoughtfully curated based on years of expertise and experience. Dr. Walding, Dr. Asher, and our team of medical staff and aesthetic experts will support every facet of your care and ensure you are informed about your options so you can make a change that makes you feel as good as you look.
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