Tummy tuck surgery is an ideal solution for some patients who’d like to achieve a slimmer profile with smoother contours in the midsection. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald has had success with this surgery in Tampa on patients who couldn’t reduce abdominal sagging with exercise, as well as on women who experienced muscular laxity in the abdominal wall post-pregnancy. Men with an excess of loose abdominal skin have also benefitted from this procedure.
A tummy tuck operation involves removing excess skin and fat, as well as tightening the abdominal wall musculature in order to flatten and smooth the midsection. Tummy tuck surgery from Bayshore Plastic Surgery can help men and women in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples, and throughout Florida, correct the following issues:
- Excess or loose sagging abdominal skin
- A protruding abdomen that is not in proportion to the body
- Weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy or aging
- Excess fat concentrated beneath the abdominal skin
- Stretch-marked skin
What happens during a tummy tuck procedure?
Dr. Greenwald in Tampa, Florida, begins this surgery by creating a horizontal incision between the hipbones, just above the pelvic area. He then pulls down and removes excess skin. Sometimes, a second incision around the belly button is created to remove even more skin. This plastic surgery allows your underlying muscles to tighten, creating a flatter abdomen and narrower waistline. Depending on your desired outcome, other procedures such as liposuction can be performed along with your tummy tuck operation for additional contouring.
This procedure could potentially leave a broad lower abdominal scar, usually located just above the pubic area. A bathing suit typically covers this scar. Although rare, you can also have complications such as contour irregularity and wound healing problems.
Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery today at 888-840-3199 for more information on whether tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck is right for you. In the meantime you can also view before and after photos of the procedure in our gallery and read about them by clicking here. We also offer plastic surgery for a new mom with our Mommy Makeover packages and other procedures including fat transfer. We are here to help you become a better version of you, whether you’re in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Naples, Sarasota, Florida, or elsewhere.