More commonly known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty removes excess skin and tightens the muscles in the abdomen. The procedure is most common in women who have had children and are unable to get rid of a protruding abdomen through diet and exercise. However, this procedure has been performed on both men and women who struggle with excess tissue in the abdominal region.
If the fat deposits are limited to the area just below the navel you may require a less intense procedure called a mini-tummy tuck. Liposuction may also be suggested as part of the treatment you receive depending on your expectations and medical condition.
A tummy tuck is considered major surgery. Recovery can vary so be prepared to take time off of work – anywhere from two to four weeks. There will be scarring following the procedure and while these scars never disappear completely, the incisions will be strategically place to be hidden under most clothes.
Tummy tuck results are typically long lasting, and patients who follow proper diet and exercise programs following the procedure are usually thrilled with the results.
Dr. Rogers is board certified in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and possesses the necessary skill for performing the latest in reconstructive surgery and body contouring techniques.
Contact Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS Plastic Surgery for consultation today.