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Are you tired of struggling with that stubborn belly pooch that just won’t budge no matter how much you diet and exercise? A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, might be the solution. At the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, we help you eliminate unwanted belly fat and achieve the flat and toned tummy you desire. Our expert surgeons offer a tummy tuck in Newport News & Williamsburg – schedule a consultation today!

Achieve a Flatter,
More Toned Midsection

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that sculpts and contours your abdomen. It’s a popular choice for individuals who struggle with excess abdominal skin and stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. This procedure can provide remarkable results, helping you achieve a flatter and more toned midsection.

During a tummy tuck, a skilled plastic surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads will make incisions to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. The underlying muscles may also be tightened to create a firmer and more defined waistline. The result is a smoother, more youthful abdominal profile that enhances your overall body contours. Whether it’s post-pregnancy changes, significant weight loss, or aging-related concerns, a tummy tuck can elevate your contours and restore your body’s natural beauty.

plastic surgeon discussing a tummy tuck with a patient in Newport News & Williamsburg, VA

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Treats:

  • Excess abdominal skin
  • Stubborn belly fat
  • Weakened abdominal muscles
  • Sagging or stretched abdominal appearance
  • Diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles)
  • Unwanted stretch marks on the abdomen

The Types of Tummy Tuck Include:

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is a less extensive version of the traditional tummy tuck. It is typically performed on individuals with minor concerns in the lower abdominal area. Unlike a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck involves a smaller incision and focuses on addressing excess skin and fat below the navel. This procedure is ideal for those who need minimal correction in their abdominal region, resulting in a firmer and flatter lower abdomen.

Standard Tummy Tuck

Our standard tummy tuck in Newport News & Williamsburg addresses extensive concerns in the abdominal area. During this procedure, an incision is made horizontally along the lower abdomen, typically from hip bone to hip bone, allowing access to the underlying muscles and tissues. Additionally, a second incision can be made around the navel to reposition it for a natural appearance. It is ideal for individuals with significant excess skin, fat, and muscle laxity above and below the navel.

Tummy Tuck With Liposuction

A tummy tuck with liposuction is a combined surgical procedure for a more comprehensive and sculpted appearance. During this surgery, a plastic surgeon first performs liposuction to remove excess fat deposits from the abdominal region. Subsequently, a tummy tuck is performed to address excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. This dual approach ensures both fat reduction and improved abdominal shape, resulting in a flatter, more toned appearance.

Patient Testimonial

Took me 3 consults over the years, all with Dr. Blanchard, before I pulled the trigger on my tummy tuck. So very happy with the results. There was nothing more defeating than working out so very hard but looking in the mirror and seeing all of the loose/hanging skin, or to feel it jiggle when you walk. I worked hard over the years to lose the weight and keep it off. So when I did get my tummy tuck, I am very glad I chose Dr. Blanchard and his team. Thank you all so much. What a life changer.


Advantages of Tummy Tuck:

  • Dramatically improves abdominal contours
  • Tightens and firms the abdominal muscles
  • Removes excess skin and fat for a flatter abdomen
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks on the abdomen
  • Enhances overall body proportions and silhouette
  • Boosts self-confidence and body image
  • Provides long-lasting results with proper post-operative care
  • Helps achieve a more youthful and toned abdominal appearance
  • Can be combined with other procedures for comprehensive body contouring
Doctor examining patient before tummy tuck in Newport News & Williamsburg, VA

Am I a Candidate for Abdominoplasty?

Tummy tuck surgery is an excellent option for those who struggle with concerns related to the abdomen. While eligibility for this procedure may vary depending on individual circumstances, here are some general criteria that might indicate you are a candidate for a tummy tuck:

  • You have excess abdominal skin that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise.
  • You have stubborn fat deposits in the abdominal region.
  • You experience a protruding or sagging abdomen.
  • You have weakened or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti).
  • You are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome.
  • You have reached a stable weight, as significant weight fluctuations can affect the results.

The best way to determine your suitability for a tummy tuck in Newport News & Williamsburg is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads. We evaluate your unique situation and discuss your goals to help you make an informed decision about whether abdominoplasty is right for you.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Before & After

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Tummy Tuck Surgery in Hampton Roads

Your tummy tuck typically begins with you lying on the operating table under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision, usually along the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area. This incision allows them access to the underlying tissues. For a more comprehensive procedure, a second incision may be made around your navel to reposition it later. Through these incisions, your surgeon will separate the skin from the abdominal muscles.

Next, the surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles if needed, addressing any muscle separation or weakness. This creates a firmer core and contributes to a flatter appearance. Excess skin and fat are then removed, and the remaining skin is stretched down and re-draped over the newly contoured abdomen. The navel is repositioned and sutured into place. Once the surgical work is complete, the incisions are closed with sutures and dressed.

You’ll be carefully monitored as you awaken from anesthesia, ensuring your comfort during the initial stages of recovery. A compression garment may be applied to minimize swelling and support the healing process. As you heal, you’ll begin to see the transformation in your abdominal contours, revealing a more toned and youthful appearance.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Recovery Guidelines:

  • Allow your body to heal by getting plenty of rest and avoiding strenuous activities.
  • Start walking around 1 or 2 days after surgery to improve circulation.
  • Gradually resume light activities within 10 to 20 days.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed for pain management and to prevent infection.
  • Keep a close eye on your incisions for signs of infection or complications.
  • Use compression garments to minimize swelling and support your healing process.
  • Drink plenty of water to aid in healing and maintain overall health.
  • Eat a balanced diet to promote tissue repair and recovery.
  • Refrain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption to support optimal healing.

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Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads is your trusted destination for personalized tummy tuck procedures. Our team, led by board-certified plastic surgeons, is ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. We take pride in treating our patients like family, ensuring the results are not just beautiful but also natural-looking. If you want to enhance your best features and address areas that concern you, schedule your consultation for a tummy tuck in Newport News & Williamsburg today.

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