Many of us desire a stomach that we do not have to camouflage through loose clothing or a slumped posture. Aging, heredity, pregnancy, surgery, and weight fluctuations can significantly impact the appearance of your abdominal region. Even if you are committed to exercise and a balanced diet, you might experience abdominal wall laxity that an exercise regimen alone can not address.
We can help you achieve your goal of a flatter and tighter abdomen with a tummy tuck. We invite you to visit us to discuss this at our Carmel practice located just north of Indianapolis.
What Is an Abdominoplasty?
An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen to help you achieve the flat and toned stomach you desire. Additionally, the procedure actually tightens the abdominal wall musculature. The procedure can correct one or more of the following conditions:
- Localized fat
- Loose skin and tissue
- Weakened abdominal muscles
A tummy tuck can focus on the center of the abdomen or address the abdominal region between the ribs and hips, through the sides, and to the back.
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Post Surgery Details
After surgery, a compression garment will be applied to decrease swelling. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess blood/fluid. The recovery period from a tummy tuck varies according to the degree of the procedure. Initial wound healing will take approximately 5-10 days. You may return to work and normal activities in a few weeks, so long as you do not engage in any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise. After the initial swelling subsides, you can expect a flatter abdomen that better supports your core and leaves you feeling confident in your body image.
Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for You?
We do not recommend a tummy tuck as a substitute for weight loss or exercise. We also do not recommend a tummy tuck for individuals planning significant future weight loss, or women planning any future pregnancies.
Learn More about Tummy Tuck Surgery
To learn more about tummy tuck surgery, please contact Carmel Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons today.
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- Discover if this procedure is right for you
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