Increasing emphasis on physical fitness and looking young and fit have made body contouring procedures very popular. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess abdominal skin and fat and tighten underlying abdominal wall structures that have become lax by weight loss (common after gastric bypass surgery) or pregnancy. This procedure can improve stretch marks, tighten abdominal wall muscles and flatten the lower abdomen.
*Individual results may vary
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are those who are in relatively good physical shape, near normal body weight and have excess abdominal skin and fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. It should not be considered a substitute for weight reduction, which should be undertaken prior to this procedure to achieve the best results.
At the initial consultation, your goals and expectations about the tummy tuck surgery will be discussed in detail. Your general health, skin tone and degree of abdominal deformity will be assessed and the possible treatment options will be discussed.
You may be a candidate for a mini-abdominoplasty (below the navel) or a complete abdominoplasty possibly in conjunction with liposuction. It is important that the appropriate option is selected that is right for you to come closest to producing the desired body contour. Patients considering an abdominoplasty procedure are encouraged to review tummy tuck procedure FAQs prior to their consultation with Dr. Greenberg.
The abdominoplasty procedure is done in our accredited in-office surgery facility under general anesthesia. An overnight stay is recommended for your comfort, safety, and convalescence.
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“I chose Dr. Greenberg because my cousin recommended him. She was very pleased with him and his staff. I loved the professionalism of the office and the fact that Dr. Greenberg’s wife works with him. I also liked the location next to the hospital. Everything met my needs and concerns. Everyone made me feel comfortable.”*
After Tummy Tuck Surgery*
Specific recommendations to increase your comfort during the initial recovery period will be given. The amount of swelling and discomfort is variable but is usually well controlled with oral medication. A compression garment is worn for 3 weeks after surgery depending upon the rate of recovery. Return to work or normal daily activities is expected after two weeks and strenuous activities (including exercise) are restricted for 4-6 weeks.
If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137