Why is Tummy Tuck Done?

Pregnancy, age-related physiological changes, and dramatic weight loss can stretch your abdomen and sag. Regular exercise can help reduce excess fat deposits from the abdomen, but it can’t fix your damaged abdominal walls or tighten excess skin tissues. If you want to make your abdomen look smooth and firm, you need an abdominoplasty. This surgical procedure removes excess skin tissues and tightens the abdominal walls.

A tummy tuck is ideal for individuals with excess, sagging skin tissues on the abdomen. You may have sagging skin because of pregnancy, sudden weight loss, or the loss of collagen because of aging. You can also consider a tummy tuck in Herrin and Mount Vernon if your abdomen is distended by childbirth. A tummy tuck after bariatric surgery can also help you to better appreciate the results of weight loss.

Tummy Tuck After Bariatric Surgery

An abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure — not a weight loss procedure. This procedure involves physically removing excess skin tissues and a small volume of excess fat pockets in the region. The surgeon can remove a small volume of fat cells to improve the contours of your stomach, but not enough to count as weight loss. If you are clinically obese, you need to first undergo weight loss through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery can help you lose excess weight and reach your ideal weight goals. But it can’t remove or tighten your skin tissues. When you lose excess weight after bariatric surgery, you may have excess sagging skin tissues that prevent you from appreciating the results of weight loss. As such, patients often undergo a tummy tuck in Herrin and Mount Vernon after bariatric surgery to improve the contours of the abdomen.

woman after Tummy Tuck in Herrin & Mount Vernon

Benefits of Tummy Tuck:

  • Remove excess skin tissues from the abdomen
  • Reduce chafing and rashes from large volumes of sagging skin
  • Reverse the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and weight loss on your body
  • Remove excess fat deposits from the abdomen
  • Tighten the abdominal wall to improve abdominal definition
  • Make your abdominal muscles look more prominent
  • Allow you to appreciate the results of your weight-loss procedures
  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem

Types of Tummy Tuck Surgeries

A tummy tuck can be performed using numerous surgical techniques, such as the mini tuck, full tuck, and extended tuck. The mini tuck tightens the lower abdomen; the full tuck tightens the upper and lower abdomen; the extended tuck is for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery and have large amounts of sagging skin. Dr. Ahuja will select the ideal tummy tuck technique for you after a thorough evaluation of your body and requirements.

Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

Dr. Ahuja performs highly personalized tummy tuck surgeries after a thorough consultation and evaluation. He specializes in the advanced laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques for tummy tuck in Herrin and Mount Vernon. The laparoscopic technique involves making extremely small incisions in targeted areas to tighten the abdominal muscles and tighten skin tissues, and the robotic technique uses robotic arms to tighten the abdomen. The specific details will depend on your condition, goals, and medical history.

Recovery After Tummy Tuck

Dr. Ahuja performs outpatient abdominoplasty procedures, so you can return home the same day as the procedure. You will have to stay home to recover for at least one week, and you may experience mild soreness for a week. You should start walking soon after the procedure to improve recovery and minimize bruising. You can resume daily activities and low-intensity work after a week or two, but strenuous activities should be avoided for 4 to 6 months.

woman after tummy tuck in Herrin & Mount Vernon

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Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond is a state-of-the-art medical center specializing in bariatric surgeries, abdominoplasties, and general surgeries. We use laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques for all surgical procedures to ensure optimal precision with minimal risks. Dr. Ahuja is one of the leading fellowship-trained surgeons in Mount Vernon, with thousands of bariatric and GI procedures under his belt. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for a tummy tuck in Herrin and Mount Vernon.

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