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A tummy tuck procedure, also called an abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from your abdominal area. It also helps you regain support in muscles that are weak from age or from separation from the abdominal wall.
When you undergo this type of plastic surgery, you gain a slimmer profile around your stomach that’s firm and youthful-looking. Tummy tucks come in at number five in the top five cosmetic surgeries performed in 2015.
For many people, no matter how much exercise or dieting they do, they can’t achieve a flat and toned midsection. Even if you’re thin, you can have a “pooch” in the front that sticks out, is loose, or sags. It’s not a flattering look, especially when the rest of your body is toned and tight. There are common causes of this type of protrusion including:
You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck when:
You want to have a tighter and firmer abdominal area.
First, you are given either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. You and your doctor will discuss both options, and decide what’s best for you with this type of surgery.
Once you are comfortably sedated, the surgeon will make an incision that runs from your hip, down to the pubic hairline, and up to your opposite hip. The exact shape of the incision depends on how much excess skin is in this area.
The flap of skin is pulled back and underlying muscles are repaired. For some, another incision around the belly button is made to remove skin from the upper belly area.
Next, the upper abdominal skin is pulled down and any excess skin at the bottom is trimmed away. Then, the bottom of the flap is sutured together with the adjoining skin. An opening for the belly button is made, and the navel is then popped through the opening and sutured to hold it in place.
Your doctor may use sutures, skin adhesives, surgical tape or clips to close the skin incisions. Your doctor will discuss your options beforehand, so you’ll know what to expect.
When you choose a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, you can be certain your choice is a qualified, extensively trained plastic surgeon who is board certified.
Dr. Trupiano is a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly qualified, experienced and reputable. The doctor has a solo, private practice in plastic and reconstructive surgery located in the Troy and Detroit, Michigan area. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
When you choose a physician from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), you know your doctor has met the following precise and stringent criteria:
It’s easy to be misled by boards and certifications that sound authentic, but the ABPS and ASPS are the only ones to consider. The American Board of Plastic Surgeons is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which approves all medical specialty boards in the United States.
The ABMS does not recognize any certifications by boards that have “cosmetic surgery” in their title, so steer clear of any clinic or physician who advertises as a “board-certified cosmetic surgeon”.
You will have bandages and dressings applied right after your abdominoplasty surgery. Your doctor may also ask you to wear a compression bandage or garment to keep down any swelling, and to support your abdomen as it heals after the procedure. It’s possible small and thin drainage tubes may be temporarily inserted to drain fluid.
You’ll take it easy the first few days after your surgery. Approximately 14 days after the procedure, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities with a few restrictions. Be sure to follow all of the instructions given by your doctor. It’s important to follow all directions for a successful recovery, and to maximize the results of your abdominoplasty procedure.
Your tummy tuck will give you a flatter and firmer abdomen that matches your body type. Take a look at before and after photos of the many satisfied clients who have had an abdominoplasty procedure performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Trupiano.
The cost range for tummy tuck surgery varies. Your doctor’s fees will depend on his experience, the type of anesthesia, the amount of skin and fat that needs removal, and the geographic area.
Tummy tuck procedure costs will include:
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your local area for a tummy tuck, remember that the plastic surgeon’s credentials and experience, and how comfortable you feel with the doctor, are as important as what the procedure will cost.
If you are ready to discuss a tummy tuck with a board-certified plastic surgeon, please contact the offices of Dr. Trupiano in Troy, Michigan. We are located at 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 1130. Call (248) 220-3310, or send us an email using the online contact form.
We look forward to talking with you soon about how a tummy tuck procedure helps you achieve a youthful and slimmed-down silhouette, flattens your abdominal area, making you look thin and beautiful.