Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a Tummy Tuck, is often the perfect body contouring solution for our cosmetic surgery patients who have loose skin and/or excess abdominal fat in the stomach region. The ideal candidates for Tummy Tuck surgery include women who have given birth, as well as individuals whose skin has become stretched after major weight loss either due to weight loss surgery, or diet and exercise.

During the Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck surgery, the surgeons at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal area and lift the remaining skin for a taut, trim look. Your plastic surgeon may also combine a Liposuction (Lipo) procedure with the Tummy Tuck surgery to achieve the best possible outcome. Abdominoplasty surgery, performed at our central Ohio surgical center, can be used to tighten muscles that have been damaged by pregnancy or age.

FAQs

Who would be an ideal candidate?

An ideal candidate for a tummy tuck procedure would be:

  • Someone who is physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • Non-smoker
  • If you are bothered by your appearance of your abdomen
  • You have stubborn belly fat or loose skin that has not responded to diet and exercise
  • Healthy women who do not plan to have more children and may have stretch marks and loose skin in the abdominal area they want to get rid of.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery time is different for each patient, the patient should schedule at least two full weeks of downtime during surgery. The patient should avoid lifting and intense physical activity during that time. Normal physical activity can begin typically between 4-6 weeks after the procedure as long as they are cleared to do so by their doctor.

When will I be able to see the results?

You will start to see the results after the swelling subsides and the drains are taken out. Give your body time to heal and you will reap the many benefits of this procedure.

How long will the results last?

If the patient does not have any large weight gain or pregnancies after the procedure, the changes will be relatively permanent. Over time, the muscles will begin to relax, but not to the extent prior to surgery.