The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck as 5 of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed each year. An abdominoplasty is also known as a tummy tuck reshapes and flattens the abdominal area. A tummy tuck also removes excess skin and fat as well as tightening of abdominal muscles. The abdominal muscles can stretch during pregnancies and do not come back together unless they are surgically brought back together. The results will give you a flatter and more contoured shape following an abdominoplasty.
The scar for a tummy tuck is typically low and hidden in bathing suits and underwear. Stitches are dissolvable, so there are no stitches to remove from the incision. With a tummy tuck, the pubic area fullness is reduced as well as lifted. The belly button scar is concealed inside the belly button so there are no visible scars on the outside that would be visible at the beach or pool. Liposuction is included with an abdominoplasty to the love handle or flank areas. This achieves a more defined and better contour to the abdominal and flank area.
You may resume full physical activities following an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck 3 weeks after surgery. Which means you can be back to running, jogging, yoga and taking care of your children after 3 weeks!
It is best to wait until after you are finished having children and/or have achieved your goal weight before proceeding with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. This will allow you to achieve your optimal results.
Dr. Chad Robbins is a Mayo trained and board-certified plastic surgeon in Nashville, TN. Check out Dr. Chad Robbins amazing before and after results of an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck at www.robbinsplasticsurgery.com . Dr. Chad Robbins was voted the best Nip and Tuck Surgeon in Nashville and he can help you achieve your desired results. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chad Robbins at (615) 401-9454 to determine if a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is right for you!