Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?
If you’re bothered by extra weight or prominent stretch marks, a lower abdominal bulge or “spare tire”, you may want to consider tummy tuck plastic surgery. If you’ve had one or more pregnancies, are embarrassed because of a rounded midsection despite diet and exercise, or you’ve lost large amounts of weight after bariatric surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, to better understand your options.
During an abdominoplasty, Dr.Donaldson creates a flatter, more youthful contour with tightened abdominal muscles. “Love handles” will diminish as a curved, hour-glass shape emerges.
About the Procedure
Dr. Donaldson performs two types of tummy tuck procedures: the full abdominoplasty and the partial abdominoplasty/panniculectomy (mini-tummy tuck). The full procedure yields the most dramatic results, as it removes the unwanted bulge, tightens the abdominal muscles, draws in the sides of the waist above the hips and recontours the belly button. Dr. Donaldson prefers to add a bit of liposuction to the flanks to help create more feminine curves.
If you only want to reduce the size of your lower belly, Dr. Donaldson will perform a mini-abdominoplasty, or panniculectomy, to remove the unwanted area.
In either case, the operation involves an incision along the lower waistline just beneath the bikini line. In fact, many women wear bikinis after abdominoplasty surgery, and their scars are usually completely hidden!
Recovery after tummy tuck surgery usually requires a week off from work and other normal activities, and at least three weeks before resuming exercise. Scars can take several months to flatten and fade.
You will likely feel relieved and renewed after tummy tuck plastic surgery as you enjoy the contours of a restored, pre-pregnancy body. You won’t have to worry about the discomfort of pants around your middle, the embarrassing bulge underneath dresses and skirts or the obvious stretch marks. The results are predictable and long-lasting.
For a complete mommy makeover, tummy tuck may be considered in combination with liposuction and breast augmentation.
To schedule a personal consultation for tummy tuck, Columbus, OH, with plastic surgeon, Dr. Donaldson, call 614-442-7610 or simply send us your contact information on the form to the upper left.