Tummy Tuck

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Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar gives people from Naperville, Oak Brook, and other Chicago suburbs slimmer, more youthful-looking midsections through tummy tuck surgery, technically called abdominoplasty. This popular procedure helps women and men renew their confidence after pregnancy and significant weight loss.

To learn more about tummy tuck surgery, you can request a free cosmetic consultation online or call Dr. Jejurikar's office at (630) 960-0023 in Downers Grove.

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Tummy Tuck Considerations

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, people from throughout suburban Chicago choose a tummy tuck from Dr. Jejurikar.

When excess fat in the abdominal area is their main concern, people wonder whether they need liposuction or a tummy tuck. Dr. Jejurikar tells them the general rule is that, if there is a great deal of excess sagging skin, a tummy tuck 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 as part of a Mommy Makeover. Visit Dr. Jejurikar's Tummy Tuck FAQs page for more information about this procedure.

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. 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.

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Dr. Jejurikar

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you look and feel your very best.

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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 taut and firm.

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