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Tummy Tuck

Lingering Fat Around Your Middle? A Tummy Tuck Might Be the Solution 

You work out, you eat right, you’ve crossed carbs off your grocery list – and yet, you still have persistent fat around your midsection. Or, perhaps you have shed the pounds, but now you’re dealing with unsightly loose skin that makes you self-conscious in a swim suit.

If this describes you, abdominoplasty might be the answer. Abdominoplasty, also known as a “tummy tuck,” can help to remove both excess fat and loose skin from around the abdominal area.

Who Should Consider Abdominoplasty?

Persons who have lost a significant amount of weight often experience muscle laxity, excess skin and pockets of residual fat. A tummy tuck can be an effective solution. The end result is a significantly tighter waist and firmer stomach, and a look that better reflects your healthy lifestyle choices. A tummy tuck can also bring benefits to mothers who are past the childbearing years.

What Can I Expect?

Tummy tuck procedures take between 2 and 5 hours and are performed under general anesthesia. The incision location is determined based upon each individual’s anatomy; however, the main incision is generally across the waist between the navel and the pubic hairline.

During the procedure, excess fat, tissue and skin are removed, lifted and/or tightened. Sutures are used to repair weakened abdominal muscles and to close the incisions.

Recovery Time and Outcomes

Most patients recover from a tummy tuck about 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. While a positive difference will be evident immediately, final results will require 4 to 6 months of healing time following the procedure.

After a tummy tuck, temporary swelling can occur in the abdomen, back, hips and even the legs and ankles. The abdomen will show puffiness for 4 to 6 weeks, but will improve daily.

The abdominoplasty procedure can help give patients a new, improved body image and enhanced sense of self-confidence. With the stubborn extra weight gone, you’ll feel lighter, freer and more youthful.


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- G.C.

My experience with Dr. Gelman and his staff has been great! Dr. Gelman has been very professional with a sense of humor making me feel at ease with the few complications I experienced. In the end I'm very happy with my Tummy Tuck and will highly recommend Dr. Gelman! Also you and Brittany have been a part of my positive experience you both were always there for me and I Thank You!

- D. G.

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