Hampton Roads Tummy Tuck
Tired of constantly wearing Spanx or covering up your tummy? For many women, pregnancy, aging, and weight loss can take a toll on the abdomen, resulting in loose, excess skin, bulges of fat, and the painful separation of abdominal muscles. If diet and exercise just aren’t giving you the results you want, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck.
Who is a Candidate for Tummy Tuck?
If you have loose or sagging skin on your abdomen or a separation of your abdominal muscles (frequently secondary to multiple pregnancies or prior surgery), you may be a candidate for tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). You may also be a candidate if you are unable to tighten abdominal wall skin with exercise. The procedure is intended to give the patient a smoother, flatter abdomen.
Our board certified plastic surgeons are the premier Hampton Roads tummy tuck experts, and we will be happy to address all of your questions and discern if you are a good candidate for the procedure during a personalized consultation.
About Tummy Tuck Surgery
Your tummy tuck will be performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Depending on your needs, your surgeon may recommend one of the following:
- Mini abdominoplasty to address skin on the lower abdominal wall only (results in the shortest scar)
- Modified abdominoplasty, which corrects either just the abdominal muscles or just the abdominal skin
- A standard abdominoplasty, the most common, which tightens all of the abdominal wall skin and muscles
- Lipo Abdominoplasty, an abdominoplasty that involves liposuction of the abdomen, hips and mons
All of these procedures have been met with great approval from patients who have journeyed to visit our facility and those from right here in Hampton Roads. Tummy tuck surgery is an ideal way to eliminate the signs of pregnancy or restore firmness to a sagging abdomen after weight loss.
Abdominoplasty can be one of the more uncomfortable plastic surgery procedures and probably requires a more time-consuming and limiting recovery. You will be encouraged to be moving and walking within 1 to 2 days. Light activity is comfortable in 10 to 20 days. Sports will not be comfortable for about 6 weeks.
Payment for Plastic Surgery
This procedure is now considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
This procedure has changed the lives of countless patients who were dissatisfied with their bodies’ conditions, rejuvenating both their appearance and their self-confidence. Don’t wait any longer to talk to the Hampton Roads tummy tuck experts today!