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Tummy Tuck Surgery (Full, Mini, or Extended Abdominoplasty) – Orlando, FL

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About Tummy Tuck Surgery

For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat along the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the most common reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a slim and tight stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a body contouring treatment that redefines the abdominal region, achieving extraordinary outcomes for patients. Orlando, FL plastic surgeon Dr. F. Jorge Gonzalez performs tummy tuck surgery that is based on the patient's needs. This cosmetic treatment at Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery allows men and women the opportunity to have a new youthful shape and more confidence. Call our office in Orlando, FL to schedule your consultation.

Ideal Candidates

Tummy tuck surgery can be offered to both men and women. If you have loose or wrinkly skin in addition to pesky pockets of fat in the abdomen, this body contouring procedure can help you regain a slimming and more toned figure. Dr. Gonzalez advises you to be at a normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it focuses on loose skin. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to target fat. If your abdominal area has good skin laxity, but you are still not satisfied with how your tummy looks and feels even with diet and exercise, you could consider liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.

Surgical Technique

Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options to consider, which will be discussed in detail during your consultation with Dr. Gonzalez. To start, the incision type is determined based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of loose skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic zone. Some individuals who are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from an abdominoplasty but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the technique used, all abdominoplasty procedures at Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery involve the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.

What to Expect

When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to assist with swelling. Standing upright and walking will be challenging for a while so you should take it easy for several days. Walking becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine within two weeks. Workouts can begin around 6 – 8 weeks or earlier if you are given permission by Dr. Gonzalez. You may experience some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Gonzalez will customize your unique tummy tuck plan to reach your unique concerns and goals before estimating costs. He will be able to better estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty is decided, among other factors. To ensure you get beautiful results from an experienced plastic surgeon, Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by taking several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest financing.

What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three most common techniques for abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gonzalez will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, he can help you decide the technique that will produce your best results. A full abdominoplasty is better if you would like to fix loose skin in both the lower and upper stomach, whereas a mini abdominoplasty is better for concerns under your belly button, such as a "pooch." The extended technique can address issues in the stomach, plus your upper thighs and hips.

What will my scars look like?
Incisions for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. During all tummy tucks, Dr. Gonzalez uses the thinnest incisions needed to minimize scarring. He also places incisions in areas that are less visible (through the belly button or in the pubic region) so they may be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar management instructions so your sutures heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Although you may get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will likely affect your results. Dr. Gonzalez strongly encourages that you be finished building your family before you get an abdominoplasty. If you do become pregnant following your tummy tuck, another surgery may be done to refresh your stomach.

Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Many patients get a second body surgery with an abdominoplasty to attain more dramatic results. At your initial consultation with Dr. Gonzalez, talk to him about your desires so a personalized surgical plan may be created to match your aesthetic goals. You might combine abdominoplasty with a thighplasty for a lower body lift to rejuvenate your figure after having children or losing a lot of weight.

Attain a Tighter Tummy

A variety of factors can result in a sagging stomach that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be annoying and frustrating — tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcome these cosmetic imperfections. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, cosmetic surgery by Dr. Gonzalez in Orlando, FL can help you attain your best figure yet. We invite you to call Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery for more information.

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