Tummy Tuck Specialist

Plastic Surgery Associates of Southern Indiana

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons & Reconstructive Surgeons located in Bloomington, IN

You don’t have to feel ashamed if you have excess skin and fat on your abdomen after significant weight loss or pregnancy. Dr. Alan Wise and Dr. William Weber perform abdominoplasty, or “tummy tucks,” to help you achieve a flatter, stronger abdomen. Book online or call now to schedule a visit to Plastic Surgery Associates of Southern Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana to decide if getting a tummy tuck is right for you.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

Plastic Surgery Associates of Southern Indiana

What is an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes extra fat and tissue from the abdomen. The procedure is especially effective for men who retain excess weight in their mid-sections and for women who have been pregnant multiple times.

Following abdominoplasty surgery, patients can expect a flatter, more contoured abdominal region. A tummy tuck isn't a replacement for a diet and exercise regimen and can't help you lose weight. Dr. Wise and Dr. Weber can help you determine if a tummy tuck procedure is appropriate for your needs.

How does a tummy tuck work?

When you undergo a tummy tuck, first you will receive general anesthesia, so you don’t feel discomfort during the procedure. Then, Dr. Wise or Dr. Weber makes an incision across your pelvis, between your hipbones. The size of the incision depends on how much skin and tissue they're removing.

Once Dr. Wise or Dr. Weber makes the incision, they lift the abdominal skin and repair the muscles underneath to make them smoother and firmer. They trim excess skin and tissue and then suture the remaining skin together to give it a natural look.

What results can I expect from a tummy tuck procedure?

It will take around 1-2 weeks following the procedure for swelling to fully subside and for the results to become apparent. During your recovery period, it's essential to protect the incision site from further irritation or injury.

Once you have fully healed, you can enjoy a smoother, flatter stomach area for years to come. Dr. Wise and Dr. Weber advise on how to maintain the results from your tummy tuck.

If you plan to lose a significant amount of weight or get pregnant again, you should refrain from getting a tummy tuck procedure done at this time.

When diet and exercise efforts fail to reduce your abdominal concerns, a tummy tuck can help you achieve the smooth, contoured abdomen you desire. Dr. Alan Wise and Dr. William Weber help many patients regain confidence in Bloomington, Indiana. Schedule an appointment online or call now to visit Plastic Surgery Associates of Southern Indiana.

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