Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar can help create a slimmer, more youthful-looking midsection through abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck. People from the Chicago suburbs including Naperville, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Schaumburg, and Barrington choose Dr. Jejurikar for this and many other cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.
To learn more about abdominoplasty, you can request a free cosmetic consultation online or call Dr. Jejurikar's office at (630) 960-0023 in Downers Grove or (847) 755-1000 in Hoffman Estates.
Pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and the natural aging process can alter the way a person looks. In the abdomen, this can result in excess fat, reduced skin elasticity, and weakened abdominal muscles. To address these concerns, many people decide to pursue cosmetic plastic surgery.
When excess fat in the abdominal area is their main concern, people may be unsure whether to choose liposuction or a tummy tuck. The general rule is that, if there is a great deal of excess sagging skin, abdominoplasty is the best option. Although liposuction is a highly effective way to remove unwanted fat deposits, it cannot tighten skin or restore separated abdominal muscles. Some patients also choose to combine their tummy tuck with breast enhancement procedures like breast augmentation in the Chicago area as part of a Mommy Makeover.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Jejurikar will design a treatment plan specifically for your needs, assessing the amount of correction needed and the location of the excess fat and skin. Although sedation with local anesthesia is an option, Dr. Jejurikar performs most tummy tuck procedures with the patient under general anesthesia.
During this surgery, an incision will be made below the navel (belly button), generally low enough so that it can be concealed underneath a bathing suit or underwear. If the upper abdomen needs to be addressed as well, Dr. Jejurikar may also make an incision around the navel. He will tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess fat using liposuction in his Chicago area practice. He will then remove any stretched out skin.
Meet Dr. Jejurikar
Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you look and feel your very best.
Recovery & Results
As with any surgical procedure, patients will need to allow time to rest and recover after surgery. Lying down and avoiding positions that would strain the treated area will ensure proper healing and reduce post-surgical discomfort. Some swelling should be expected, but this will be managed with a compression garment that will be worn for a period determined by Dr. Jejurikar. Within a week or two, patients should be able to return to work or other normal activities.
When recovery is complete, an abdominoplasty patient can see a slimmer, more toned abdominal area. Skin that formerly appeared loose and sagging will be tight and firm.
People in suburban Chicago can learn about tummy tuck surgery during a free cosmetic consultation or by calling Dr. Jejurikar's office at (630) 960-0023 in Downers Grove or (847) 755-1000 in Hoffman Estates.