A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is an operation that is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen as well as tighten the abdominal muscles.
A tummy tuck is an operation that is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and, at the same time, tighten the abdominal muscles.
The surgery is particularly helpful for men and women who, through episodes of weight gain and loss or pregnancy, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin.
A tummy tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen and can narrow the waistline. It does, however, produce a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip. In some patients with excess skin and fat of the buttocks and back, this operation can be combined with a buttock lift in a procedure called a belt abdominoplasty or lower body lift.
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Prior to an abdominoplasty, the amount of skin that is to be removed is carefully marked. The operation is usually carried out under general anesthesia and takes about 3 hours.
Following surgery, the patient is fitted in a snug abdominal binder to minimize bruising and swelling and to help support the area during healing. Drains are left in place for 1-2 weeks to help prevent fluid from accumulating under the skin. Most patients go home the same day of surgery, but some prefer to spend a night or two in the hospital. Patients usually take 1-2 weeks off work to recover from surgery. The scar fades over the 12 months following surgery and, although it will not disappear completely, it will be covered by most clothing and bathing suits.
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Slim Down with a Tummy Tuck
Do you have excess skin in your abdominal area, causing you to feel self-conscious about the way you look? Lisa J. Peters, MD offers a tummy tuck procedure that removes excess skin and gives you the slimmer body you’ve always wanted. An abdominoplasty is often completed in conjunction with liposuction or another fat removal procedure, helping you to sculpt your body and achieve your self-image goals.
We Help with Various Severities
When you consult with Dr. Peters about a tummy tuck, she will discuss the entire procedure, explore your options, and help you to make an informed decision. She will also evaluate the current state of your abdomen to determine the extent of your surgery. An abdominoplasty can remedy minor pouches, significant excess skin due to weight loss, and everything in between. Her goal is to help individuals get the slimmer stomach they need to boost their self-confidence.
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If you’ve been considering a tummy tuck procedure in Forest Park, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, or the Chicagoland area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisa Peters. She works closely with her patients to give them the advice and guidance they need to decide if abdominoplasty is the right solution. She strives to ensure her patients have realistic expectations for the procedure so they will be satisfied with the results.
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