One of the most popular body contouring procedures in the Bradenton/Sarasota area, the abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, procedure removes excess skin and the stubborn belly fat that is often resistant to diet and exercise. At The Plastic Surgery Center, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott performs customized tummy tucks for men and women using the latest surgical techniques for results that are second to none.
TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) SURGERY IN SARASOTA AND BRADENTON
A tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to flatten, tighten and remove excess skin around the abdominal area caused by pregnancy, weight loss, and other factors. While a tummy tuck is not designed as a weight loss solution or as an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, this procedure can be an ideal solution for men and women who are already at their ideal weight and who are looking to improve their self-confidence.
In this video, Dr. Scott talks about tummy tuck surgery, including candidacy and benefits.*
THE TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE
During a typical tummy tuck procedure, an incision is created from hip to hip near the pubic area. This allows Dr. Scott to fully access the abdomen while repositioning the belly button so that it maintains a natural placement. Additionally, the internal abdominal muscles are tightened to create a more fit, toned appearance. Visible scarring will be present but can be easily concealed with clothing. Dr. Scott creates all incisions with precision to minimize surgical scarring as much as possible.
Find out about the differences between full and mini tummy tuck surgery.*
TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY) RECOVERY
After tummy tuck surgery, we typically recommend patients plan to have a downtime period of between 7 and 14 days. More time may be required depending on the level of physical exertion required at your workplace. To reduce discomfort and increase mobility, Dr. Scott often delivers a local anesthetic directly into the tightened muscles through a pain pump system. A compression garment should also be worn to reduce swelling and support the abdomen.
Exercise is encouraged as soon as possible to help achieve a quicker recovery, but heavy lifting should be avoided for approximately four weeks after surgery. The incision scar typically requires 6 to 12 months to fully heal and fade in color.
WHEN TO CONSIDER TUMMY TUCK SURGERY
The best way to determine if tummy tuck surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation at The Plastic Surgery Center. We will evaluate your health, medical history, aesthetic goals and other options to help you determine the best way to achieve your results.
Contact our offices in Bradenton and Sarasota today for more information about tummy tuck surgery or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Scott!