About Tummy Tucks
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that gives a you a tighter and smoother abdomen. If you are having trouble getting rid of excess belly fat despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, a tummy tuck may help you achieve the body you desire. A tummy tuck can also be used to tighten loose skin and add contour to the midsection of the body. You may need a full abdominoplasty to get your best results. If you only have trouble in your lower stomach or you have a "pooch," a mini or modified tummy tuck may be all you need. During your consultation, we will discuss your body concerns and what you hope to achieve from tummy tuck surgery before creating your best treatment plan.
Delray Beach, FL board-certified plastic surgeons at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa provide many patients each year with tummy tuck procedures. This popular cosmetic surgery will slim a tummy with stubborn fatty deposits and redundant skin that won't bounce back after weight loss. Men and women alike seek modifications to their abdomen fat and skin.
- A partial abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck: This technique is selected if the amount of loose skin is minimal and the excess fat deposits are located below the navel. A short horizontal incision is all that is necessary for a partial tuck.
- Endoscopic abdominoplasty: This surgical technique minimizes scars and may be useful when patients have only a mild degree of excess fat and muscle laxity in the abdominal area.
- A circumferential tummy tuck: If you have lost a significant amount of weight and fat (usually after gastric bypass surgery), you may have loose, overhanging skin all around the body. In order to create a nice contour, our plastic surgeons can extend the scar all around the waist line to lift the outer thigh and buttocks for a smoother look with the muscles tightened and create a new belly button.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Post Gastric Bypass - Body Reconstruction - Tummy Tuck - Boca Raton, FL - Dr. Megan Jack and Dr. Jason PoznerI have been through 2 previous plastic surgeons before Dr. Megan Jack and Dr. Jason Pozner. I have had 8 previous surgeries with some being reconstructions of the first two doctors mistakes. My story is complicated and long but the bottom line is, I found Dr. Megan Jack to be absolutely amazing. The entire staff and nurses etc. at Sanctuary Medical have been fantastic. Not only does she listen and truly address your concerns but she is realistic and honest with her answers. She doesn't promise things that are unrealistic and she tells you upfront what she thinks is possible. I can't say that for many surgeons or any of the others I went to. Her team, to this day with my follow-ups for laser for post surgery scar and previous stretch marks, treat me like family. I have truly never experienced this type of professionalism and caring before with any doctor. As I said, I have been though MANY botched surgeries and was desperate to find someone whom I could truly trust. I can not recommend anyone more than I do Dr. Megan Jack. She is truly rare."- A. / RealSelf / Jan 22, 2015
"Lipo, Tummy Tuck & Scar Removal - Boca Raton, FL - Dr. Jack is AMAZING!!! Each procedure was thoroughly explained with care and all my questions were addressed. Dr. Jack is an artist and a very compassionate person. I was most impressed when she asked me.... "are you exercising?" She cares that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. I must say, I've had EXCELLENT results with the SCAR REMOVAL process, I had stretch marks on my tummy, from..."- F. / RealSelf / Jan 14, 2015
The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those in good health and who are at or near their desired weight. Tummy tuck surgery should not be used as a form of weight loss, but as a means to tone the midsection after having already met your weight loss goals. Good candidates for tummy tucks are men or women who experience:
- Excessive skin around the belly button.
- A weakened abdominal wall.
- Sagging or loosened skin on the abdomen.
What to Expect
During the procedure, the surgeon will usually make a horizontal incision, typically between the belly button and pubic area to remove excess fat and tissue from the abdomen. The fascia, tissue beneath the skin, will be tightened and should the belly button require moving, it will be brought out through a small incision and repositioned. Excess skin will also be removed and the incision along the pubic area will be stitched. The result of this procedure is a minor scar that falls along the bikini line for easy coverage. Patients can expect the procedure to take approximately 3 hours, depending on their aesthetic goals.
Following abdominoplasty, there will be some swelling and bruising around the abdomen and belly button. For the first few days following the procedure, tubes may be used to drain the incision site of any blood and fluid. Some patients may be issued an antibiotic to help prevent infection. Patients will experience some abdominal pain, which is normal, and the swelling can take 6 weeks or more to subside. It is very important that patients are careful moving around following the first few months of surgery and they will need to schedule follow-up appointments at our office periodically for progress checks.
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Flat, Toned Abs
If you want to attain a flatter, more attractive stomach and have tried a healthy diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may help get you to your desired results. Tummy tuck surgery can help you with the confidence you need to walk the beach without a cover-up and show off the body that you’ve worked so hard to attain. Schedule a consultation with Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa today and learn how a tummy tuck can transform you.