What is a Tummy Tuck?
An abdominoplasty is often referred to as a tummy tuck. It removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen area through a surgical procedure performed by a professional. At Look Great MD, our cosmetic surgeons are Board Certified specialists in the procedures that they administer. We offer our clients the best in cutting-edge procedures and highly-qualified doctors. Abdominoplasties are not only for fat removal, but they also can restore weakened or separated muscles which gives you a smooth, flatter stomach you have been looking for. Usually a Tummy Tuck will require two incisions, but the placement and length is determined by the extent of correction necessary.
Read more about the procedure and risks involved in our informed consent form.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?
Abdominoplasty may be a good option for you if:
You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
You have realistic expectations
You do not smoke
Although the results of an abdominoplasty procedure are technically permanent, the outcome can be greatly affected by significant weight fluctuations. Individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone abdominoplasty surgery.
Tummy Tuck Consultations – What to Expect
The success and safety of your tummy tuck procedure depends on your complete honesty during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.
Be prepared to discuss:
Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome
Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
Potential recovery time of the procedure
Your surgeon may also:
Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
Take photographs for your medical record
Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment
Discuss likely outcomes of the tummy tuck and any risks or potential complications
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photos
Below are just some before and after photos of the many successful tummy tuck procedures administered by Look Great MD. To find out the cost of this procedure, and to get a free consultation, contact one of our offices today.
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