Jacksonville Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck
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Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck
Are sit-ups not creating the taut abdomen you desire? Have you developed stretch marks as a result of pregnancy? Is there a little too much excess skin and fat for which diet and exercise does nothing for? If so, then a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, maybe a worthwhile procedure for you. A tummy tuck involves removal of the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. our doctors customized approach includes using your existing undergarments to create an ideal scar location and discussing the size and shape of your belly button. There are a number of different types of tummy tucks, but our doctors' technique (liposuction + abdominoplasty = lipoabdominoplasty) works on improving the entire abdomen. His approach does not simply address the lower half where skin and fat are removed because this leaves many with a fuller upper abdomen. To learn more about his technique, please schedule a consultation with our Jacksonville cosmetic surgery team or read below.
Find out if you may be a tummy tuck candidate.
At the Florida Institute of Plastic Surgery, we believe that patients, their desires, and anatomy are all unique. Therefore, Dr. Desai and Dr. Fallucco evaluate each patient and create a customized surgical plan for all of their patients to meet their expectations. our doctors use the latest techniques to create a natural, younger appearing you. To schedule a consultation, call us now at (904) 262-DESAI (3372) or complete the contact us form.
Mini-Abdominoplasty - Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery
A mini-abdominoplasty is ideally suited for patients with limited excess skin and who may have developed stretch marks below the belly button as a result pregnancy. A mini-abdominoplasty is performed by a small excision of the lower abdominal fat and skin followed with extensive liposuction of the upper abdomen and love handles to create a feminine contour. The abdominal wall is tightened via a minimally invasive approach, which will tighten your abdominal muscles and narrow your waist. The belly button is not transposed, and, therefore, the only scar is hidden below your existing undergarments.
Full Lipoabdominoplasty - Jacksonville Plastic Surgery
A full abdominoplasty is a more extensive sculpting of the abdominal wall. More skin up and lightly the above the belly button is removed along with the underlying fat. The remained of the abdomen and flanks (love handles) is liposuctioned, and the belly button is transposed on the abdominal flap created by the surgery.
Preparing for your Jacksonville Tummy Tuck
Who is a candidate for a tummy tuck / abdominoplasty?
Both men and women who desire improvement in the shape and appearance of their abdomen as well as their love handles are candidates. Men and women who have lost weight through bariatric surgery and have excess skin are also excellent candidates.
How do I prepare for my tummy tuck / abdominoplasty?
You should be nicotine free for at least 3 weeks prior to undergoing a tummy tuck. Good nutrition and ensuring you have nothing to eat the night before surgery are also important.
Recovering after your Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
Our Jacksonville abdominoplasty surgery team will help ensure a rapid recovery. Our doctors utilizes post-operative drains for 1 week to minimize fluid collection, but this can still occur after drain removal.
Risks associated with a tummy tuck include bruising, contour irregularities, and asymmetry. The procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia. Patients are encouraged to ambulate the same evening to decrease the risk of developing a blood clot. Please call our Jacksonville cosmetic surgery team at (904) 262-DESAI (3372) to schedule a consultation and to learn more about this procedure.
Financing for your Cosmetic Surgery in Jacksonville
Our cosmetic surgery team constantly evaluates multiple companies to find the most reliable financing options for our patients in Jacksonville, FL. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.
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