The Tummy Tuck Procedure - Step-by-step By Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons on May 06, 2011

Many people who have lost a substantial amount of weight will notice that their bodies have changed quite a bit. Many changes will be positive, but there may also be sagging or loose abdominal skin following significant weight loss. In order to help you achieve your goal of a firmer, tighter abdomen, it is important to consult with an experienced, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.  Indianapolis plastic surgeons, Dr Grasee and Dr Bergman, can use various body contouring procedures to help you enhance your figure.

Whether you lose a lot of weight as a result of pregnancy, through diet and exercise, or through weight loss surgery, you will no doubt notice a certain amount of skin that has lost its elasticity and its ability to contract around your slimmer frame. Unfortunately, once the skin loses its elasticity much of this is irreversible  The only way to eliminate this excess skin is surgery. Diet and exercise will have no effect.  One of the most important procedures to consider to achieve a firmer, tighter abdomen is the tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty. Let’s give this particular procedure a look right now.

The Indianapolis tummy tuck procedure begins with administration of general anesthesia by an anesthesiologist. This will ensure no undue discomfort or distress for the patient. The surgeon will then make a horizontal incision along the lower abdominal region. In a traditional tummy tuck, this incision will span from one hipbone to the other just above the pubis. An additional incision is then made around the belly button. Next, the skin is elevated all the way up to the level of the xiphoid process.  The abdominal muscles are then tightened to help provide a firmer abdomen.  A new opening is then made for the belly button once the skin has been pulled tight and repositioned.  Finally, the excess skin is removed prior to closing. While there will be a scar after tummy tuck, this can be concealed by most garments and even most bathing suits.

To learn more about tummy tuck surgery as well as other options for body contouring, it is important that you contact our Carmel, Indiana cosmetic surgery office for an appointment.

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