Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Charlotte, NC
One of the areas of the body that gets a great deal of attention is the abdomen. Men and women alike work hard to tone and tighten the midsection to have an ideal flat stomach. Stubborn pockets of fat and excess skin can ruin those plans, though, so, fortunately, there’s tummy tuck surgery at Renaissance Plastic Surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, specializes in abdominoplasty for men and women in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery that addresses the most common reasons why people are unhappy with their midsections. Aging, pregnancy, massive weight loss, and many other circumstances can leave your abdomen looking flabby, no matter how much you exercise and eat right. With abdominoplasty, all those problems are addressed, and you finally have the stomach that you have always wanted.
Benefits of Abdominoplasty
Dr. Klein recommends tummy tuck surgery to:
- Remove excess skin and fat
- Tighten lax abdominal muscles
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
You should be near your ideal weight before considering abdominoplasty as this is not intended to be a weight loss solution. Women should wait until they have their last child because pregnancy can affect the abdominal muscles and skin, so a second surgery would be needed. The fat on your abdomen should be located above and below your belly button. If you only have fat below your belly button, you might be a better candidate for a mini tummy tuck.
What Do I Need to Do Before Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is an intensive surgery, so you should only work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in the various techniques used during the procedure. We recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Klein, so you feel confident that you are receiving the utmost care in plastic surgery.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck takes two to five hours.
Skin Removal Surgery
One of the benefits of a tummy tuck is that Dr. Klein removes excess skin from the midsection. This is an important aspect of the surgery for those who have lost a massive amount of weight. When you carry a large amount of excess fat on your body for a prolonged period, the skin will stretch, and it may not conform to your body after you lose the weight. Women who are small-framed may also experience this problem after being pregnant.
What to Expect After Abdominoplasty
Your first priority after your tummy tuck needs to be rest. It could be several weeks before you feel like your normal self. You will need to stay home from work for two to four weeks. Light exercise can help with the healing, but always stay mindful about what your body is telling you. High-energy and strenuous activities will need to be avoided until Dr. Klein releases you.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Tummy Tuck?
You will have an extensive scar from your abdominoplasty. The scar will extend from hip bone to hip bone following a line above your pelvic region. The scar is positioned such that it is hidden by your underwear and swimsuit.
When Will I See the Results?
Expect the healing to take several months. Although you will be able to see your new abdomen right after the surgery, the swelling can mask the results somewhat.
How Long Will the Results of Abdominoplasty Last?
If you continue to eat right and take care of your body, you will enjoy the benefits of your tummy tuck for many years.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Charlotte?
Tummy tuck surgery is not covered by medical insurance. After your consultation, we will provide a cost based on your personal treatment plan. We accept payment by cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Are you tired of getting nowhere with your efforts to achieve a flat, toned abdomen? It might be time to consider a tummy tuck at Renaissance Plastic Surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, specializes in abdominoplasty for men and women in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.