An Abdominoplasty(Tummy Tuck) is a surgical procedure is performed with the goal of removing excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
There are several different types of Tummy Tucks:
•A Brazilian Abdominoplasty(Tummy Tuck) involves performing liposuction followed by removing just the skin of the lower abdomen.
•A mini-tummy tuck is when a small area of skin and fat of the lower abdomen is removed and the muscles of the lower abdominal wall are brought closer together. It results in an incision in the lower abdomen just above the pubic area about the size of a typical c-section scar.
•A traditional Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) procedure involves removing all the skin between the navel and the pubic area from hip to hip. The muscles of the upper and lower abdominal wall are then tightened resulting in a flat abdomen.
During your initial consult, we will discuss all things Tummy Tuck with you. We'll want to know what you are hoping to gain from this procedure and answer any questions that you might have about the surgery, pricing, and recovery. We'll also decide if you will be a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck, what type of Tummy Tuck would be better for you, or if there is an alternative procedure better suited for your needs.
We will next determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. If you are, we will then have you come in for your pre-ops to make sure that you are healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Once that has been confirmed, it is surgery time! Once your surgery is complete we will follow up with you according to the Tummy tuck post-op schedule to make sure that your recovery is going as it should.
Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Owens, founders of Acadia Women's Health have assisted many patients with their Tummy Tuck journeys. In addition to having your surgery performed by one of these two highly skilled surgeons, we also have two accredited surgical suites where our Tummy Tuck procedures take place, at our clinic. This allows you the convenience of having your entire Tummy Tuck journey start and end right here with us.
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