About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For adults, sagging skin and unwanted fat within the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to reduce it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the primary reasons why an individual may not be able to regain a slim and tight tummy. An abdominoplasty is a body contouring surgery that reshapes the abdominal region, producing amazing outcomes for patients. Cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams performs tummy tuck surgery that is tailored to your individual cosmetic goals. This cosmetic treatment at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge allows men and women the opportunity to have a redefined physique and restored confidence. Read more about how an abdominoplasty can eliminate excess fat and skin while it also tightens the ab muscles. Contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA today to schedule your consultation.
Tummy tuck surgery can be successful for both men and women. If you battle sagging skin in addition to unwanted fat in the abdominal region, this cosmetic surgery can help restore a slimming and more toned physique. Dr. Williams suggests you be at a stable weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a procedure to help you lose weight — it addresses loose skin. A form of liposuction is usually incorporated during the procedure to remove fat. If your tummy section has good skin tautness, but you still are not satisfied with the appearance of your midsection even though you have worked to lose weight, you may be a better candidate for liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to ensure the results are not affected.
Body contouring of the abdomen is performed with general anesthesia. There are various techniques that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Williams, which is tailored for the individual's specific goals. To start, the incision length is chosen based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with extensive sagging skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck makes the incision from hip bone to hip bone, just on top of the pubic line. Some individuals with minimal skin looseness may be better candidates for a mini tummy tuck. These individuals still benefit from skin tightening but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the method, all abdominoplasty procedures at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge involve the excision of sagging skin and liposuction.
What to Expect
Following this procedure, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to help control swelling. Walking upright will be difficult for a while so you should take it easy for a few days. Standing becomes less painful once the tightness subsides and the incision heals. You can resume everyday functions around two weeks. Workouts can begin around two months or earlier if you are given permission by Dr. Williams. The abdomen will feel tight and uncomfortable, but you will look and feel normal again once healed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Williams will develop your unique treatment plan to reach your unique concerns and goals before estimating costs. He will be able to better estimate your costs when the type of abdominoplasty is decided, which technique will be used, which anesthesia you will need, and other factors. To ensure you get great results from an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon, Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by taking several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three most common techniques for abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. During your initial consultation, Dr. Williams will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, he can help you decide the technique that will produce your best results. A full abdominoplasty is better if you would like to correct loose skin in both the lower and upper stomach, whereas a mini abdominoplasty is better for issues under your belly button, such as a "pooch." The extended technique can address issues in the stomach, plus your upper thighs and hips.
What will my scars look like?
Surgical incisions for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. During all tummy tucks, Dr. Williams uses the smallest incisions needed to minimize scarring. He also places incisions in areas that are less visible (through the belly button or in the pubic region) so they may be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar management instructions so your stitches heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Although you may get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will likely affect your results. Dr. Williams strongly encourages that you be finished building your family before you get an abdominoplasty. If you do become pregnant following your tummy tuck, another surgery may be done to refresh your stomach.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
A lot of patients add a second body surgery with an abdominoplasty to give them more dramatic results. At your initial consultation with Dr. Williams, talk to him about your desires so a unique surgical plan may be created to match your aesthetic goals. You might combine abdominoplasty with a thighplasty for a lower body lift or other areas for body contouring. If you want to rejuvenate your body after having children or losing a lot of weight, you might be a good candidate for after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $7,400
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Attain a Tighter Tummy
A variety of factors can result in a sagging abdomen that leaves behind loose folds of skin. We understand it can be a daily struggle — abdominoplasty is usually the primary way to overcome this. If you are embarrassed by the hanging skin in your abdominal region, no matter how minimal or severe, tummy tuck surgery by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams in Baton Rouge, LA can allow you to get the body you desire. We invite you to call the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge for more information.