It takes dedication and determination to lose a large amount of weight. However, people who have lost a lot of weight either through strict diet and exercise, pregnancy, or bariatric surgery are left with sagging skin and loose abdominal muscles. To correct these issues, I often recommend a tummy tuck to my Downer’s Grove, IL patients.
How It Helps
Tummy tuck surgery (clinically called an abdominoplasty) is extremely effective in restoring a flat, firm abdomen after pregnancy or weight loss. The procedure can be modified to achieve various levels of improvement so that many types of patients can benefit. I typically suggest a tummy tuck for my patients who want to accomplish the following:
- Restore abdominal tone
- Improve body contour
- Flatten and firm the abdomen
- Slim the waistline
- Remove extra fat, skin or tissue from around the belly button
- Repair stretched or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
To see more examples of the results you can expect, please visit our tummy tuck before-and-after photo gallery.
What To Expect
I perform tummy tuck surgery using either general or regional anesthesia, so my patients are completely comfortable throughout their procedure. The incision is made very low on the abdominal wall, so the scar can be concealed by undergarments or bikinis.
In addition to removing all excess skin and subcutaneous tissue, any post-pregnancy or post-weight loss looseness in the abdominal muscles is corrected. I can also pair your procedure with liposuction for additional body contouring.
You should expect to be back to work within 2 weeks following surgery, but heavy exercise should be avoided for up to 6 weeks. Once your body has healed, you’ll see that your abdomen is flatter and smoother without sagging skin. Your results should last as long as you maintain your weight and keep your activity level up. Learn more about how to prepare for your tummy tuck in this blog post.
If you would like to put the finishing touch on your weight loss results with a tummy tuck here in Downer’s Grove, IL, please contact us online or call (630) 960-0023 to request a consultation.