Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Even with diligent exercise and healthy eating habits, the abdominal area can retain isolated pockets of fat and accumulate loose, inelastic skin. This is very normal, and can often result from the natural aging process, weight loss, pregnancy, or even genetics. With an abdominoplasty (commonly referred to as a tummy tuck), Dr. Kevin Cook can eliminate excess skin and give the abdomen a flatter, more athletic appearance.
Benefits of Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck surgery offers both men and women a number of benefits, including:
- Elimination of excess skin in the abdomen
- Tightened abdominal muscles
- A smoother, flatter, and more fit appearance to the stomach area
Tummy tuck surgery will be custom-tailored to address your unique concerns and to provide you with the best possible results. This procedure can also be combined with liposuction or other surgical/non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures to give you a more comprehensive aesthetic makeover. Tummy tuck surgery can also be part of a mommy makeover procedure to help reverse some of the physical changes caused by pregnancy. If you would like to discuss your personal cosmetic goals with Dr. Cook, please schedule a consultation today.
During the consultation process, Dr. Cook will review your medical history, conduct a physical exam, and determine your candidacy for abdominoplasty. Dr. Cook will carefully listen to your individual concerns and design a surgical plan that can meet your needs and expectations. He aims to fully inform each of his patients about the potential risks and benefits of tummy tuck surgery, enabling you to make well-educated decisions about your health and your body.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
During tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Cook will carefully remove excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles in the abdomen. He will then redrape the remaining skin, pulling it taut to create a smoother, more fit appearance. Dr. Cook is skilled with this procedure and will utilize techniques that allow for the lightest, most inconspicuous scars possible.
Recovery And Results
Patients will see the results of their abdominoplasty immediately, though temporary swelling and bruising can be expected during recovery. Oral pain medication can easily manage most post-operative discomfort. Patients are often able to return to normal daily activities in about one week, though it may take longer for some individuals. Though Dr. Cook recommends patients avoid strenuous exercise and undue strain to the abdominal region for six weeks following surgery, moving around shortly after your procedure and taking short walks can reduce the risk of blood clots.
With tummy tuck surgery, you can eliminate loose, exercise-resistant skin in the abdominal area and feel great about your appearance!
To learn more about how abdominoplasty can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook, please contact us today.