Whether it’s due to a pregnancy or sudden weight loss, loose skin and weak abdominal muscles can leave you feeling self-conscious. While exercise can help tighten the problem area, it’s often not enough. Suddenly, you have a muffin top, and it is affecting the type of clothes you feel comfortable wearing. At West End Plastic Surgery, Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV, Dr. Catherine Hannan, and Dr. Lauren Patrick specialize in body contouring procedures that include tummy tucks.
What to Expect During Your Tummy Tuck Procedure?
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is either an in or outpatient procedure, It often depends on if the tummy tuck is being combined with another treatment or part of a mommy makeover.
The procedure lasts anywhere from two to four hours and is performed under anesthesia. The physician makes an incision across your abdomen with care being taken to avoid your bikini line. West End Plastic Surgery will work with you to ensure the incision doesn’t interfere with the styles of clothing and swimsuits you prefer wearing.
Unwanted fat, tissue, and skin are removed from the areas around the incision. Your abdominal muscles are also tightened to prevent the appearance of a muffin top. Stitches close the incision, and a pain reliever helps to alleviate any discomfort. During the healing period, you will wear an elastic abdominal binder for several weeks.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?
How do you know if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck? Have you recently lost a significant amount of weight? Do you have a protruding stomach that refuses to go away even with diet and exercise? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck at West End Plastic Surgery.
Schedule A Consultation at West End Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC
You can have a smoother, more contoured appearance with a tummy tuck. Contact West End Plastic Surgery today, either online or call their Washington, DC office at 202-785-4187 for a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.