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Tummy Tuck

Loose, sagging skin following weight loss or pregnancy can greatly alter how you view yourself.

If you are unhappy with your abdominal contour, a tummy tuck can help. By eliminating excess skin and fat, tummy tuck surgery can restore a slimmer stomach, a tighter core, and your confidence.



The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Enjoy Your Skinny Jeans

The elimination of skin and fat helps slim down your silhouette and removes inches from your waist. You'll find that those skinny jeans are now the perfect fit!

Gain Better Posture

By tightening your abdominal muscles, you help strengthen your core. A stronger core provides better support to the lower spine, which can improve posture and alleviate back pain.

Reclaim Confidence

Ridding your frame of burdensome excess skin can make you feel lighter and happier. Feeling satisfied with your body can increase your confidence.

Tummy Tuck Options

  1. Corrects sagging skin from above the navel down to the pubic area
  2. Utilizes an incision that runs across the lower abdomen and an incision around the navel
  3. Loose abdominal muscles are tightened using internal sutures
  4. Excess skin is trimmed away, and the remaining tissue is draped to fit the new abdominal contour
  5. Ideal for patients who have lost skin elasticity or women post-pregnancy
  1. Corrects excess skin accumulation around the lower abdomen
  2. Utilizes a smaller incision that may be a few inches in length or that runs the length of the lower abdomen
  3. Tightens stretched abdominal muscles by stitching them together
  4. Excess skin below the navel is eliminated
  5. Ideal for patients in fairly good physical shape but who have loose tissue in the lower abdomen
  1. Eliminates excess skin on the hips and on the upper and lower abdomen
  2. Utilizes an incision from hip to hip to provide correction to the hips and thighs as well as the abdomen
  3. Strengthens weak abdominal muscles using sutures
  4. Ideal for patients with large amounts of excess skin as a result of massive weight loss
  1. Eliminates unwanted fat deposits from around the hips and abdomen
  2. A thin, hollow tube (cannula) inserted through small incisions vacuum suctions out excess fat
  3. Can be performed in conjunction with any tummy tuck technique
  4. Ideal for patients seeking more defined and slender abdominal contours

Frequently Asked Questions

Tummy tuck surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia.

Most patients can return to work two weeks after their procedure. During this time, you will likely experience bruising, swelling, and redness around your abdomen. A feeling of constriction in the abdominal area is common. You will wear a compression garment to facilitate the recovery process and improve circulation.

You will likely experience mild discomfort for a few days following your procedure. Any associated pain is controlled using oral medication prescribed by your surgeon.

The amount of scarring will depend on the length of the incision needed to perform your procedure. Mini tummy tucks result in minimal scarring. Extended tummy tucks result in longer scars but provide more dramatic results. Dr. Henry takes great care to place incisions in discreet locations that can be covered using clothing, underwear, or a bathing suit. Any visible scarring is likely to fade over time.

A tummy tuck is commonly performed as a part of a Mommy Makeover, which also includes breast enhancement procedures. It may also be performed in conjunction with other procedures commonly undergone after weight loss, such as an arm lift, thigh lift, or buttock lift.

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