What Is A Tummy Tuck?
At Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa, a tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. George Solomon. This procedure is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the stomach. It is also known as an abdominoplasty. Everyone wants a flat, toned stomach, but sometimes, diet and exercise are not enough. That is why tummy tucks are so popular. Aging, pregnancy, heredity, extreme weight loss and prior surgery can cause a person to develop loose, sagging skin.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?
Healthy people with realistic expectations are considered good candidates for this procedure. People who are interested in getting this procedure should also be non-smokers. Furthermore, women who want to get this procedure should wait until they have finished having children. It is important to note that some patients may be required to get liposuction in concert with an abdominoplasty so that they can get the best results.
How Much Does An Abdominoplasty Cost?
There are a number of factors that affect the cost of this operation. The cost of this surgery may include a surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, medical tests and post-surgery garments. Dr. Solomon will discuss the price with you during your consultation.
Where Are The Incisions For Tummy Tucks?
Dr. Solomon will make a horizontal incision between the navel and pubic hairline. The length and shape of the incision will depend on the extent of the procedure. Dr. Solomon will be able to remove the excess skin, tissue and fat through this incision and repair any weakened abdominal muscles. Dr. Solomon may be required to make another incision around the navel so that excess skin and fat can be removed from the upper abdomen as well.
Recovery from a Tummy Tuck
Dr. Solomon will give you specific instructions on things that you will need to do to speed up the recovery process. You will be advised to avoid using nicotine products for at least one month after surgery. You will need to limit physical activity several for up to six weeks. Many patients may have to take several weeks up to a month off work. As recovery time can vary from patient to patient, Dr. Solomon will provide a individualized plan to help you recover quickly and completely.
*Every patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.