Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Serving Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, & Estero, Florida Plastic Surgery
The stomach area is one of the most problematic regions of the body that men and women struggle to keep in shape. Excess fat forms easily here, and even with diet and exercise, the belly can be highly resistant to weight loss. After pregnancy the muscles and skin may be stretched beyond their ability to snap back. If you’ve always wanted a firm, toned abdomen, the abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” procedure is a cosmetic solution that can improve stomach appearance and help you sculpt your core.
At the office of Ft Myers cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Manuel Peña, our Naples abdominoplasty team leads patients through the tummy tuck surgery process, so you can fully understand how the procedure works before deciding if it’s right for you. The goal of abdominoplasty is to remove excess fat and tighten the stomach muscles to create a leaner look. Excess skin can also be removed, a benefit that is especially helpful for patients who have sagging skin due to pregnancy or high volume weight loss.
- Dr. Peña will use IV sedation to prepare you for the procedure.
- Dr. Peña then makes a horizontal or bicycle handlebar-shaped incision between the navel and pubic hairline.
- Stretched abdominal muscles are repaired/tightened and then repositioned for a smaller waistline.
- Excess skin is removed, and the area is sutured.
- Liposuction can be used to “perfect” the look by treating areas like the hip rolls.
Surgery lasts between two and five hours, and recovery time may take a few weeks to a few months; each patient’s recovery time varies. The result is a flatter abdomen and a smoother stomach. Remember that the effects of a tummy tuck can be sustained, but a commitment to a healthy diet and regular exercise is essential to keep a toned appearance.
If you are interested in finding out more about how abdominoplasty can enhance your appearance and you are in the Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita, or Estero, Florida, please contact plastic surgeon, Dr. Manuel Peña today for an initial tummy tuck consultation.
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