If you have been pregnant or lost weight, you may have loose skin, pockets of fat, and stretch marks on your abdomen. A tummy tuck is the most effective way to tighten and flatten this challenging area. This procedure restores your more sculpted figure so you feel more confident. 

What is A Tummy Tuck?

People who choose a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) want to address excess skin, fat, and separated abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck addresses these concerns and achieves a flatter, younger-looking abdomen. Abdominoplasty is popular after pregnancy or weight loss, which can leave you with stretched skin and accumulated fat. Pregnancy often results in separated abdominal muscles, which a tummy tuck will also correct. 

Liposuction Abdomen Winter Park

*Individual Results May Vary

How Does a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Work?

All tummy tucks take place in our accredited in-office surgical facility under general anesthesia. Dr. Greenberg uses an incision below the bikini line to tighten the skin and remove the excess. Depending on the amount of excess skin, he may reposition your belly button for a natural appearance. He will tighten stretched or separated muscles and may use liposuction on pockets of stubborn fat. 

The details of your procedure will differ depending on your needs. How large an incision you will have depends on the amount of excess skin tightening you need. Not everyone needs abdominal muscle repair or liposuction. A consultation will allow Dr. Greenberg to explain the details of your abdominoplasty. 

What is Recovery Like After Abdominoplasty?

We recommend an overnight stay for most people after abdominoplasty. This allows us to monitor you and prevent complications. We will provide medication for the first few days, after which you should start feeling more comfortable. You will need to wear a compression garment for the following three weeks. Most people with low-activity jobs can return after two weeks. You can usually resume most normal activities in four to six weeks. 

Tummy Tuck Consultations Available

What Results Will I See With Abdominoplasty?

You will have some swelling after your procedure that lasts for several weeks. Your compression garment helps control this effect. You will start to see your real results after a few weeks. However, full results can take several months to develop. 

Abdominoplasty results can last a lifetime with some maintenance. You will still experience age-related changes to the abdominal area, but you will not have the excess skin you previously did. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help you keep your slim, flat stomach. Most people remain pleased with their tummy tuck results for many years. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Good candidates for abdominoplasty should be in generally good health. Ideal candidates have loose skin and other issues in the abdominal area and want to correct them. We recommend waiting for a tummy tuck if you anticipate future pregnancies. Only a consultation can determine if you are a good candidate. 

Dr Greenberg And Staff are Great!! He listens to your preferences and explains procedure in detail from start to finish. I am So pleased with my results.!! Very professional and reassuring. Couldn’t have made a better choice!

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about tummy tucks, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg and his team at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137

*Individual results may vary