Achieving and maintaining a firm and slender waistline is a challenge for almost everybody. Diet and exercise alone are often insufficient. Tummy Tuck surgery, combined with an ongoing effort to avoid weight gain, can boost your appearance and self-confidence.
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Creating a flatter, tighter tummy is the goal in plastic surgery of the abdomen. Abdominal contouring can be performed using various techniques depending on the quality of your skin, the amount and location of abdominal fat, and the looseness of your abdominal wall muscles.
When localized fat is the cause of the abdominal bulge, and the skin and muscles are not loose, liposuction is the solution, and the incisions of a tummy tuck are not needed. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty involves the surgical removal of excess fat and the abdomen’s stretched, loose, and sagging skin. The rectus abdominus muscles weakened and separated by pregnancy or weight gain are tightened, restoring the body profile to a more youthful and fit appearance.
Selecting the right plastic surgeon for your Tummy Tuck procedure is the most important decision you will make in pursuing safe, effective, and satisfying results from your Tummy Tuck. Dr. Wesley G. Wilson possesses the training, the technical surgical precision, and an eye for aesthetics that have made him an elite-level plastic surgeon.
Your procedure may be performed in a hospital or an ambulatory surgical facility.
Typically, tummy tuck surgery takes between two and four hours. You will be administered general anesthesia. After your procedure, you will be taken to a post-operative recovery area. Drains are usually placed to remove fluid from the surgery area and speed up healing. Pain medication will be prescribed as appropriate. In many cases, you can go home the day of your surgery, but your doctor may recommend an overnight hospital stay.
A full tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision in the area at the pubic hairline as low as possible on the tummy extending laterally. Incision length is mainly dependent on the amount of excess skin to be removed. The angle of the incision is placed to be hidden behind the type of fashions that the patient desires to wear.
A small incision is then made to bring the navel back out into the correct position and the lower abdominal incision closed. A mini tummy tuck utilizes a smaller incision, removes less skin, and tightens only the skin and muscle from the navel inferiorly. During your consultation with Dr. Wesley G. Wilson in the Scottsdale or Mesa, Arizona offices, these techniques will be explored, the best option for you will be selected. Your new tummy waits.
Most adults are excellent candidates. But a tummy tuck might not be for you if you plan to lose a lot of weight or are thinking about a future pregnancy.
Chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes can be disqualifying, as can a body mass index (BMI) greater than thirty. Smoking is discouraged if you are considering a tummy tuck. Your doctor may order lab tests to further assess your fitness for surgery.
If you smoke, you will be directed to stop. Avoid the use of aspirin or any other drug or supplement that may elevate bleeding. You’ll need to abstain from food and drink after midnight before your surgery. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure and stay with you for at least the first night of your recovery at home.
You’ll need to take it easy for a few weeks. You’ll be shown how to empty and care for your wound drains until they are removed. Be prepared to wear a support garment for up to six weeks following your surgery. While many patients can safely and comfortably go back to a desk job within two weeks, more strenuous jobs may require additional “downtime.”
Remember, the success of your tummy tuck greatly depends on the quality of surgeon you select. Dr. Wesley G. Wilson at Wilson Plastic Surgery serving the Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Chandler communities invites you to schedule a consultation to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you
Remember, the success of your tummy tuck greatly depends on the quality of surgeon you select. Dr. Wesley G. Wilson at Wilson Plastic Surgery serving the Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Chandler communities invites you to schedule a consultation to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.
The cost of your tummy tuck will vary according to the extent of your procedure. Since a tummy tuck is regarded as a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not pay for it.
All surgeries come with varying degrees of risk, including infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, excessive scarring, tissue damage, complications from anesthesia, and allergic reactions to medications and materials used in surgery.
The selection of your surgeon is important in having aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and obtaining the best results. When you choose Dr. Wilson at Wilson Plastic Surgery Center in Mesa and Scottsdale, you are choosing a dedicated, experienced professional who believes in giving you the results you want.
Callfor any specific questions or to get the conversation started. This process is all about you, and we want to make sure you feel that way.