We’ll help you remove unwanted fat around your tummy so that you can love the way you look and live more confidently.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
This operation is ideal for patients with:
- Excess skin and fat above and below the belly button (umbilicus)
- Changes related to pregnancy and the post-partum period
- Substantial weight changes through life, including after substantial weight loss
Abdominoplasty is an operation that is used to create a flat upper and lower abdomen, establish a narrower waist line, correct a rectus diastasis and remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall. Typically there is a scar that rests very low on the abdominal wall so that it is hidden when wearing most types of bathing suits or under garments. There is also a scar centrally where the belly button is re-established. Most commonly liposuction is also performed during the procedure to the flanks. Surgical drains are typically used during this operation. Some patients will have same-day surgery, meaning they will be discharged home the same day as the operation. Other patients, such as those patients who combine abdominoplasty with another operation, may be required to have an overnight stay in the hospital. Dr. Platt will discuss the recovery process and establish a follow-up schedule with you.
After pregnancy or dramatic weight loss sometimes there’s no amount of exercise or dieting able to rid you of that excess fat. We have the solution to getting your body to bounce back.
Tummy tuck procedures remove excess skin and fat through precise and controlled excision. Our tummy tuck surgeries fuse your standard of aesthetic beauty with a comprehensive anatomy assessment to produce a natural-looking outcome. We understand the fundamental elements of an attractive waistline and how much it means to you to restore your once youthful and tight figure. Our mission is to ensure you feel amazing in your own body.
Our experts blend artistry, safety and technical savviness for a meticulous and thoughtful procedure. We truly appreciate proportional body shapes and restoring your natural physique for your personal, physical and emotional benefit.
Who is it for?
Individuals who are close to their ideal weight. We want to assure the best possible cosmetic outcome and maximize safety. Since no one’s anatomy is the same, nor are their desired results the same, we perform a comprehensive analysis of your body and personal goals. The best tummy tuck results are achieved when you are close to your ideal body weight which can be achieved through a balanced died and regular exercise. If you have excess skin, localized fat, bulging sides or a body mass index near 25 – a tummy tuck is a great option.
Step 1: Consultation with Dr. Platt. We want to understand your goals for the procedure and your desired results. We will offer guidance and expert opinions on the best course of action. We will also take any necessary measurements at this time. If you have any questions or hesitations, now is the time to ask!
Step 2: Book an appointment.
Step 3: Prepare yourself by reading the educational material provided and following pre-surgical advice.
Step 4: Procedure day!
Step 5: First look at the outcome. Keep in mind there may be swelling and redness, depending on the procedure. Therefore the best approximation of final look will be after adequate recovery time.
Step 6: Recover. For best results, please follow all post-surgery advice and enhance healing with appropriate sleep, nutrition and hydration.
Step 7: Come back in for a follow-up appointment to ensure proper healing and optimal results.
How it Works
Our tummy tuck surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and follow the safest and most up to date requirements. The duration of a tummy tuck is approximately three hours. Following the procedure you will be cared for by our attentive nursing staff and discharged the next day. We suggest taking two weeks off from work and any rigorous activity. Most people can return to light activity within one week.