TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery offered by Nashville plastic surgeon Dr. Michael R. Burgdorf to patients who are seeking to reduce the size of their midsection. A tummy tuck tightens muscles and removes excess fat and skin to achieve a smooth, flat, and youthful abdomen.
In a consultation at Music City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burgdorf can help candidates determine whether they are suited for a tummy tuck. You may be a good candidate if you meet the following criteria.
- Want your “pre-pregnancy stomach” back.
- Are embarrassed about your midsection despite diet and exercise.
- Desire removal of the stretch marks on your abdomen.
- Have had massive weight loss.
- Are a man who wants to trim down the “beer belly.”
ABOUT TUMMY TUCK SURGERY
For your safety and comfort, board certified Dr. Burgdorf performs the tummy tuck procedure under general anesthesia, as administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. This plastic surgery procedure generally takes between two and four hours. All operations are performed within fully credentialed state-of-the-art surgical facilities in Nashville or Franklin, Tennessee. Depending on the scope of your tummy tuck surgery you should be able to go home the same day.
TUMMY TUCK INCISIONS
During the procedure, Dr. Burgdorf will make a well concealed incision across the lower abdomen, beneath the bikini or bathing suit line. Often times, a previous Caesarian section incision can be utilized and/or improved upon. The naval is separated from the abdominal tissue by a second incision. The skin is then gently removed from the underlying muscle and tissue.
During tummy tuck surgery, the muscles are reshaped and tightened to narrow the waistline and flatten the abdomen. In some cases, our patients undergoing a tummy tuck may also benefit from liposuction. In our experience, one of the greatest benefits of liposuction that patients enjoy is the removal of stubborn excess fat in the abdominal area.
During the tummy tuck procedure, the skin is repositioned and the incisions are sutured. The procedure can also be performed as part of a comprehensive mommy makeover or body lift procedure.
TUMMY TUCK SURGERY RECOVERY
After tummy tuck surgery our patients usually return to work in about two weeks, though strenuous activity will need to be limited for four to six weeks or more. Scars can take six months to two years to fade and flatten. Since abdominoplasty is major surgery, swelling resolution and final results may take up to six months to become fully apparent.
To learn if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, please contact us at Music City Plastic Surgery for a private consultation with Dr. Burgdorf . During your visit, he can discuss other available plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, body contouring, and a Mommy Makeover. Call Us Today at 615.567.5716 or Click Here to send us an email.
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