If you’re bothered by extra weight or a lower abdominal bulge, you may want to consider tummy tuck cosmetic surgery. If you’ve had one or more pregnancies, are embarrassed by your rounded midsection despite diet and exercise, or you’ve lost large amounts of weight after bariatric surgery, we encourage you to consult board certified plastic surgeon Dr. DeLozier at DeLozier Cosmetic Surgery Center. Through abdominoplasty, you will gain a flatter, more contoured and visually satisfying abdomen with tightened ab muscles.
Your Individual Goals for a Tummy Tuck
Your tummy tuck procedure goals will be discussed realistically with Nashville plastic surgeon Dr. DeLozier. Together you will decide which procedures he will perform to achieve your desired results.
About Tummy Tuck Cosmetic Surgery
For your comfort and safety, you will be asleep under general anesthesia during your abdominoplasty. Dr, DeLozier will perform one of two tummy tuck procedures: the full abdominoplasty or the mini-abdominoplasty. For a full abdominoplasty, Dr. DeLozier will make an incision along your lower waistline, removing excess fat and skin while tightening your abdominal muscles and he will also make an incision around the navel. A mini abdominoplasty is done primarily when just the lower abdomen, the (“mommy pouch”) is the area of concern. It is a smaller incision than the full abdominoplasty. Even though an abdominoplasty is a more extensive surgery, it is a more thorough and effective technique to reduce your abdomen size. Dr. DeLozier often performs liposuction in conjunction with your tummy tuck.
Recovery from Abdominoplasty
If you have a regular exercise plan, you will heal more quickly. An abdominoplasty is major surgery, so it is natural that getting back to normal may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Swelling usually takes at least 6 months to resolve completely. Scars can take six months to a year to flatten and fade. At that point, they will not show under you clothes or be visible when you wear most swimsuits.
Many women feel renewed after tummy tuck cosmetic surgery. They can once again enjoy the contours of a pre-pregnancy body. You won’t have to worry about the discomfort of pants around your middle or the embarrassing belly bulge underneath dresses and skirts. It can be fun and exciting to shop for clothes to show off your lean and shapely tummy. Having the belly of your youth or the belly of your dreams can give you lasting joy and confidence.