Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Chandra Patel, can help those who are experiencing a collection of excess skin in the midsection that is stubbornly unresponsive to traditional weight loss methods. Aging, pregnancy, recent weight loss, and even heredity can contribute to this very common aesthetic issue, which can be extremely frustrating to try to improve on your own. Advanced tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is designed to tighten the abdominal muscles and eliminate the excess for a flatter, more taut appearance. Results from this procedure can not only enhance your body contours, but they can also restore your confidence in the way you look.

For more information on tummy tuck surgery, please contact The Lotus Clinic.

Tummy Tuck Benefits

Excess, inelastic skin often accumulates in the abdominal area, even in people who are relatively physically fit and undertake healthy diets and exercise routines. A tummy tuck can effectively improve this condition, ultimately giving your abdomen a smoother and more toned look. This procedure can be very beneficial for patients who have tried everything they know to reduce excess skin folds and fat deposits in the midsection, but have not seen adequate results. Overall a tummy tuck can provide you with a very firm and more athletic-looking abdomen, which can have a very positive aesthetic effect on your entire body.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

During the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Patel will tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin. The belly-button will be repositioned and the remaining skin will also be tightened and smoothed for a more toned and firm result. Dr. Patel is very experienced with this procedure, and will work diligently to ensure that any residual scarring from the surgical incisions is as light as possible.

Tummy tuck surgery usually takes about three hours to complete and is performed using general anesthesia. This procedure can be accomplished on an outpatient basis.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

While some temporary bruising and swelling can be expected after tummy tuck surgery, any discomfort during recovery can be managed with medication. You will need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks following the procedure in order to facilitate the healing process. Many of Dr. Patel’s abdominoplasty patients are able to resume normal daily activities after about one week. You should avoid strenuous activities and actions that may strain the abdominal area for at least one month after tummy tuck surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Chandra Patel

If you would like more information on how tummy tuck surgery can help you achieve your goals, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to talk more about this procedure, please contact Dr. Chandra Patel today. Our plastic surgeon can answer all of your questions.