Tummy Tuck


Erase inches from you tummy without diet or exercise and remove those last couple of inches you just can't get rid of, or remove those stretch marks from having your babies or losing weight.

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Considering a Tummy Tuck?


True to its name, the tummy tuck is a surgical correction designed to give your stomach a flat and toned appearance. The procedure, officially termed an abdominoplasty, eliminates loose fat and skin surrounding your middle and lower abdominal region while tightening the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck with can be completed in only 1-5 hours.

The operation's scope varies greatly depending upon the patient's needs and goals. Different problems will require different tummy tuck techniques done as outpatient procedures. Thankfully, results are permanent, but do require post-op weight retention in order to fully maintain.

Am I A Candidate?

The primary reason for pursuing a tummy tuck lies in reducing or eliminating the presence of the following:

  • Excess, sagging skin leftover from a period of substantial weight loss.
  • Large stretch marks from pregnancy.
  • Scars from past surgeries including Caesarian sections and appendectomies.
  • Unattractive stomach fat that's difficult to target through conventional exercise.

About the Procedure

The most common type of abdominoplasty performed by Dr. Sult is the 'Avelar Tummy Tuck'. First, the patient is injected with tumescent anesthesia to reduce bruising and bleeding. A U-shaped incision is then made just above the pubic area—so as to be hidden by undergarments—to allow for extraction of excess skin on the stomach. Liposuction is utilized to further refine the abdominal area. A high lateral tension abdominoplasty for those who suffer from excess mid-line skin due to pregnancy or significant weight loss. When closing the initial incision, extra tension is placed on the outer ends of it. In turn, the outer thighs and hips are given a lift, resulting in a more fully contoured midsection. These techniques are not chosen for their specific results, but in accordance with the specific anatomy and needs of the patient. Dr. Sult may prescribe a combination of methods to safely and effectively administer a tummy tuck.

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Recovery

Depending on the procedure and your occupation, you'll be advised to rest from one to four weeks. Pain and discomfort are common for many weeks afterward. Heavy lifting and excessive movement should be avoided during recovery to minimize swelling and bruising. Nicotine should also be expelled from your daily routine to avoid exasperating existing problems. While a gentle return to activities can be expected after 6 weeks, it will take 3-6 months to fully recover. Scar care is especially important during this period to reduce future visibility.

Results

The removal of excess skin during a tummy tuck will be immediately noticeable post-op. Swelling, however, is common for the first several weeks after surgery. Additionally, swelling and a fullness in the stomach can persist for months, a compression garment m. Most patients, however, are able to show off their newly flattened and firmed midsection within 2-3 months. Barring extraordinary weight gain, the tummy tuck is generally a one-off procedure, so you'll be reaping the benefits of a tight abdomen many years down the line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is recovery?

A: You will want to take off a week, depending on your work, recovery will take 6 weeks, you will be in a garment for 6 weeks.


Q: How big is the incision?

A: Typically, from hip to hip, and we make it as thin as possible.


Q: Can I be in a bath tub or a hot tub after surgery?

A: We advise against that, we do not want infection in a fresh wound.


Q: How painful is the procedure?

A: It is a big surgery, your going to be sore, give yourself plenty of time to recovery.


Q: How much does it cost?

A: It depends on the person and if they will need liposuction.


Q: How many follow-ups do we get after surgery?

A: At Aesthetics we follow up for a year, 1 week post surgery, 2 weeks post surgery, 1 month post surgery, 2 months until a year.

What To Do Next...

The next step is to meet with Dr. Sult to discuss your goals, provide an examination, discuss your options, and make recommendations.

All of your questions will be answered at this time.

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