Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck | Body Plastic Surgery

Improve Body Shape with Abdominoplasty

Weight and body shape are common concerns patients have, making them feel insecure about their appearance. Reconstructive surgery can help patients improve their body tone where loose and sagging skin exists. Pregnancy, weight loss and the natural aging process can take a toll on your body’s shape - and abdominoplasty exists to correct these concerns.

The Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is a body plastic surgery procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area while tightening the underlying muscles. Depending on your condition, a full or partial tummy tuck can be performed to address your concerns.

Abdominoplasty is a viable option for:

  • Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, leaving extra skin around the belly button area
  • Mothers who have delivered children via C-section and experienced retracted scarring
  • Older patients who have accumulated abdominal fat, experience lost skin elasticity or a weakened abdominal wall, causing the abdomen to protrude or sag
  • Individuals who have excess skin as a result of liposuction, as this procedure is often performed in combination with a tummy tuck for optimized results

Abdominoplasty Recovery and Expectations

All tummy tuck procedures are performed under general anesthesia, with recovery time depending on the complexity of your surgery. Full tummy tucks require an overnight hospital stay while partial, or mini tummy tucks, are performed as same day surgeries.

After surgery, patients should remain in an upright position to help reduce swelling, bruising and tenderness. Your plastic surgeon will guide you through the recovery process - but rigorous activities should be avoided during recovery to avoid any complications.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

To determine whether or not abdominoplasty is the right procedure for you, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Elston or Dr. Semlacher. During your visit, your doctor will speak with you about the goals you have for your appearance. Have a list prepared of the questions or concerns you may have, as being open with our specialists is key to a safe and successful tummy tuck.

A consultation is required prior to any plastic surgery procedure. The cost of services will be discussed during your consultation, while discounts may be available if more than one procedure is performed at the same time.

Body Plastic Surgery Providers

Joshua Elston, MD
Roy Semlacher, MD

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