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Lake County Plastic Surgery

Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck Procedure Available from Dr. Aras Tijunelis

Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems. In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).  A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin and the repositioning of abdominal muscles into a tighter formation. This bodily enhancement procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach. It will repair the vertical separation of abdominal muscles known as diastasis.

Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:

  • Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdomen area
  • Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss
  • Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdominal muscles)
  • The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more flattering look

General Procedure

To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area.  This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen, an additional incision is made around the navel in order to provide the best results. The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed. The abdomen muscle tissue is tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline. Finally, the incision is closed; and the skin is stitched back into place. 

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement .  As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort.  Medication can be prescribed to relieve pain caused by the procedure.  The stitches will be removed about 10 days after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved.  Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks.  It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration.  With proper diet and exercise, the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.

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