Receiving a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure can help you accomplish many of the aesthetic benefits that you may not be able to achieve without surgery. Although you may eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, excess skin and fat can line the abdominal region and interfere with that flat midsection you’re working hard to achieve.
At Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, you can receive an abdominoplasty that reduces the skin and fat surrounding your stomach. Rather than feel self-conscious about your body contour and be frustrated with the ineffectiveness of your exercise routine, improving your abdomen with plastic surgery can restore your youthful appearance, complement your lifestyle and improve your confidence.
Your Candidacy for Tummy Tuck Surgery
A tummy tuck is the best route if you have been unable to eliminate excess skin and fat from diet and exercise alone. You may have recently lost a significant amount of weight, experienced skin damaged by natural aging, or gone through one or more pregnancies that have left your abdominal region with stretched skin and weakened muscles. To help you regain a toned stomach with firm skin, Dr. Clayman may recommend a custom tummy tuck.
Ensuring that you receive the most individualized care starts with you coming in for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Clayman, who will examine your skin and determine whether you are healthy enough to receive surgery. There are several techniques that Dr. Clayman can use to create optimal results, and an evaluation of your skin laxity and fat content will provide him with the necessary instructions to design your comprehensive treatment plan.
Dr. Clayman’s goal is to improve your self-image with advanced surgical techniques to create results that are naturally beautiful. For this reason, we assure you that your tummy tuck procedure will be tailored to your unique needs so that you achieve your cosmetic goals. To enhance your patient care, comfort and safety even further, we perform surgeries in our onsite surgical suites.
Procedural Steps for Receiving Your Tummy Tuck
Your tummy tuck may involve one of several incisions, which Dr. Clayman will explain during your consultation; however, the majority of tummy tucks begin with an incision along the pubic hairline and around the belly button. The incision that Dr. Clayman recommends will depend on the amount of skin being removed and whether reshaping is required in the upper abdominal region.
An incision gives Dr. Clayman access to the underlying muscles and excess fat needing repair and removal. Based on the directions from your treatment plan, Dr. Clayman will restructure and tighten the muscles and remove fat to create a flatter stomach. Afterward, the skin is re-draped over the abdomen, trimmed and sutured together. Additionally, Dr. Clayman will create a new opening for your belly button and suture it into place.
Uncovering the Results of Your Abdominoplasty
An abdominoplasty does require some downtime before anticipated results start to show. You will have limited mobility for the first few days, and we encourage you to minimize your activity for one or two weeks after surgery.
Dr. Clayman will make sure that you have a thorough understanding of your recovery instructions once the healing process begins. Directions may include specific care for surgical drains, dosages for oral medications and best practices for preventing infection. You will also come in for follow-up appointments where we can assess the progress of your recovery and make any suggestions for quicker healing.
Because every individual receives surgery based on specific need, the time it takes to recover fully varies from person to person. You will also notice at this time that your profile looks and feels slimmer.
As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and stable weight, the results of your tummy tuck should be long-lasting, and overall you will be pleased with your new, more appealing body contour. To learn more about tummy tuck surgery, contact Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa at (904) 208-2727 and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to discuss your options with plastic surgery and determine whether a tummy tuck is right for you.