How is a Tummy Tuck Done?
Abdominoplasty is performed in our accredited surgical suite under general anesthesia. Your LPS surgeon will make an incision across the lower part of your abdomen. You will be able to cover this incision with most undergarments and swimwear. Your surgeon will remove skin and fat, then repair separated muscles in your abdomen.
Depending on the amount of skin removed, they may create a new location for your belly button. The overall size of your incision will depend on the amount of loose skin that needs to be removed.
Do I Need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
Not everyone with an abdominal “pooch” needs a tummy tuck to achieve their desired results. While abdominoplasty is the most effective way to remove loose skin, you may have more concerns about stubborn abdominal fat. You might be a good candidate for liposuction, a less invasive procedure that removes fat. Liposuction cannot tighten skin, so we recommend liposuction for people without sagging or laxity.
Am I a Good Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
Good candidates for a tummy tuck want to address loose skin and excess fat in the abdominal area. We recommend a tummy tuck for people in overall good health and with reasonable expectations. If you plan to become pregnant in the future, we recommend waiting to have a tummy tuck, since pregnancy can undo your results.