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Tummy Tuck

Are you considering a Tummy Tuck procedure? We can help you achieve a toned midsection and give you the confidence to wear whatever you want.

Thinking of Trimming Your Look?

A Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin and fat from around your belly button and the abdominal area. It is often used as body contouring to improve the appearance of your abdomen after pregnancy or significant weight loss.

A Tummy Tuck is often paired with other cosmetic procedures, such as breast surgery, which is referred to as a Mommy Makeover.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

  • A Tummy Tuck has many benefits:
  • Flattens the abdominal area by removing extra fat and skin
  • Tightens the abdominal muscles in your abdominal wall for a flatter abdomen
  • Repairs rectus diastasis
  • Reduces any discomfort caused by excess fat or skin in the abdominal area
  • Improves skin laxity
  • Excises stretch marks

What Should You Expect From Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck is typically done in our AAAASF-certified operating room right in our office under general anesthesia. On the day of your surgery, you will be met by the OR team. They will get you ready for surgery by getting you comfortable and relaxed with a cozy robe and medication if needed. You will meet with the anesthesia provider and Dr. Bashore to review all the final details of your procedure and answer any remaining questions. During the procedure, Dr. Bashore will make an incision at the lower abdomen and remove any excess skin and fat. The remaining skin will then be tightened and secured with sutures. Following surgery, you will be cared for by our highly experienced nursing team. Your post-operative pain will be addressed and you will go home with your family member or friend.

What Types of Tummy Tuck Are Available?

There are several types of Tummy Tuck treatments available, including:

  • Mini Tummy Tuck

    The Mini Tummy Tuck, otherwise known as a mini-abdominoplasty, is a less invasive procedure that focuses on removing only the excess skin in the lower abdomen. It’s a great option for women who have undergone a C-section.

  • Full Tummy Tuck

    A Full Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a more extensive procedure that can be used to address more severe cases of sagging or loose abdominal skin. This type of Tummy Tuck involves making incisions at the lower abdomen and may also require repositioning or tightening of muscles in the abdominal wall.

  • Low Cut Tummy Tuck

    The Low Cut Tummy Tuck is a less invasive procedure that uses a very small incision near the mons and pubic area. This type of Tummy Tuck is mostly used for addressing mild sagging or loose skin in the lower abdominal area.

Everything You Need to Know About Recovery

You should expect discomfort along your incision line and in your abdominal musculature. Walking and getting around will be uncomfortable but manageable for the first few days after surgery and will steadily improve daily. You may want to sleep upright in a recliner for the first several days instead of your bed. It is important to be up and moving around several times a day, but you will want to allow yourself plenty of time to rest and recover. It is important to follow all of your physician’s instructions post-surgery such as avoiding strenuous activities and wearing a compression garment. This will help ensure a smooth recovery and optimal Tummy Tuck results.

Who Makes a Good Candidate?

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your abdominal area and have tried diet and exercise without success, a Tummy Tuck may be an option for you. It is important to discuss your goals with your surgeon prior to undergoing the procedure in order to determine if it is the right treatment for you.

Why Choose Brevard Cosmetic Surgery Group for a Tummy Tuck?

At BCSG, we understand the importance of achieving natural-looking results. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is highly experienced and will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan that best meets your needs and goals.

Commonly Asked Questions
About a Tummy Tuck

  • As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated. These may include scarring, pain, infection, fluid accumulation, and blood clots.

  • The results of a Tummy Tuck are long-lasting, although they may not be permanent. They may begin to diminish over time due to natural aging, weight gain, or weight loss. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to help preserve the results of your treatment.

  • The ideal age for a Tummy Tuck varies depending on your lifestyle. It is best to wait until after you are done having children before undergoing a Tummy Tuck. Additionally, if you plan to lose a significant amount of weight in the future, it may be best to postpone your treatment.

  • The amount of pain experienced after a Tummy Tuck will vary from person to person. Your doctor will provide you with medications to help manage any discomfort. Most patients report that the pain is manageable.

  • The amount of weight you lose with a Tummy Tuck depends on the individual, as different patients may have different amounts of excess skin. Typically, patients report losing one or two clothing sizes after their treatment.

  • The fat removed during a Tummy Tuck will not come back if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight in the future, additional fat may accumulate in the treated area.

  • While a Mommy Makeover can make your body look thinner by removing extra skin, tightening the abdominal muscles, and body sculpting, it is not a weight loss operation because it normally only removes 2-5 pounds of tissue.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

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Tummy Tuck Consultation Today

with Brevard Cosmetic Surgery Group

If you’re interested in learning more about Tummy Tuck treatments or our other surgical body procedures, contact BCSG to schedule a consultation. Our staff is dedicated to helping you reach your aesthetic goals safely and effectively.

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