A Tummy Tuck Can Help You Achieve a Flatter, Toned Stomach
Oftentimes weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can result in loose, sagging skin around your middle. This skin and surrounding fat can persist despite regular diet and exercise. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your abdomen and achieve smoother, thinner contours, Dr. James B. Lowe performs tummy tuck procedures at his Oklahoma City, OK, practice. With a flatter, toned abdomen you can experience a boost in confidence, and finally achieve your desired silhouette. To learn more about tummy tucks and other body contouring procedures, please contact our office today.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tummy tuck procedure consists of removing excess fat, and lifting and tightening the skin and underlying muscle of the abdomen. Through an incision made along the lower part of the abdomen, Dr. Lowe will tighten the muscles to make your stomach appear smoother. He will also eliminate fat deposits either directly or with liposuction. Next, he will trim away excess skin, and tighten the remaining tissues to create a toned, natural-looking appearance. The incision will then be carefully sutured closed to minimize scarring.
After surgery, you will be required to wear compression garments to help the healing process. Recovery typically takes about two to four weeks, but the timeline depends on the extent of your surgery. Dr. Lowe will consult with you to discuss your options and what to expect.
If diet and exercise have been unable to help you reach your aesthetic goals, a tummy tuck can help you achieve a tighter, toned stomach.
Types of Tummy Tuck Techniques
There are three typical types of tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, procedures we can perform:
Traditional Tummy Tuck: Traditional tummy tucks are the most commonly used technique. This method is generally recommended for patients with excess fatty tissue above and below the navel area.
Mini Tummy Tuck: A mini tummy tuck is recommended for patients who are within 10 percent of their ideal body weight, and for those with more limited goals. The procedure requires a smaller incision than a traditional tummy tuck, and focuses primarily on the area below the navel.
Extended Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction or additional procedures to target thighs, buttocks, and hips. This treatment involves the removal of more fatty tissue and skin than a traditional tummy tuck.
Dr. Lowe can work with you to create a treatment plan that will meet your goals. You may choose to complement your abdominoplasty with liposuction to address the love handles, thighs, and buttocks. Patients who receive a tummy tuck may also be interested in further contouring through procedures such as an arm lift, thigh lift, or full body lift. These treatment combinations are common for patients who have achieved extreme weight loss.
Schedule Your Own Tummy Tuck
If diet and exercise have been unable to help you reach your aesthetic goals, a tummy tuck can help you achieve a tighter, toned stomach. To learn more about how this procedure can improve your overall appearance and boost your confidence, schedule a consultation today.