What is a Tummy Tuck?
Sagging skin and stubborn fat on the stomach can feel frustrating, especially when you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are common reasons why someone has difficulty regaining a slim and toned tummy. Producing amazing results for patients, an abdominoplasty is a body contouring surgery that reshapes the abdominal region. Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang can tailor a tummy tuck surgery to reduce excess skin and fat. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, this cosmetic treatment helps patients tighten their figure and feel more confident. Read more about how a tummy tuck can eliminate excess skin and fat and tighten the ab muscles. Please contact our office in Tampa, FL to schedule your consultation.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"I recently got a tummy tuck, upper eye lid surgery and some Botox and couldn’t be happier with my results!! I look 10 years younger and feel so much better about myself in so many ways. Throughout my recovery, Dr. Mang was always quick to respond when I had questions and was always a pleasure to speak to - he truly is an amazing doctor! His staff couldn’t be more accommodating, knowledgeable and always a pleasure to deal with. If you are considering any plastic surgery, Mang Plastic Surgery is the way to go, I definitely recommend them 100%!!"- R.9. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
Is A Tummy Tuck Right For me?
Abdominoplasty can help both men and women. If you feel frustrated with sagging skin and excess fat on the stomach, a tummy tuck can help you slim and tone your appearance. Dr. Mang recommends being at a good weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure — it treats loose skin. To eliminate pockets of fat, we may use a form of liposuction. If your abdominal area has good skin tautness, but you still feel unhappy with the appearance of your midsection, we may suggest liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to ensure their results are not affected.
What Techniques are used for a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty is performed with general anesthesia. Before your surgery, Dr. Mang will determine which technique works best for your needs. He will start by assessing the amount of excess skin, which determines the incision size. Some patients with an abundance of saggy skin may require a full tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic area. Patients who have minimal skin laxity may only need a smaller incision. These patients still benefit from an abdominoplasty, but they will simply have a smaller scar. No matter the technique, all tummy tuck procedures involve the excision of loose skin and liposuction.
What to Expect With a tummy tuck?
After your surgery is complete, we will monitor you in our recovery room and send you home in a compression device. The compression will help reduce swelling. Standing upright and walking is difficult at first so you should plan to rest for a few days. However, standing becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision heals. Most patients can resume their normal routine within two weeks. Workouts can restart in about 6 – 8 weeks. If Dr. Mang approves it, your workouts may start earlier. The midsection will feel tight and uncomfortable, but you will look and feel normal again once healed.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mang will create your unique treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals before estimating costs. He will be able to better estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty has been decided, which technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and other factors have been determined. To ensure you get beautiful results from an experienced doctor, Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by taking several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest medical financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three main types of tummy tucks: full, mini, and extended. In your initial consultation, Dr. Mang will listen to your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, he can help you decide the technique that will produce your best results. A full abdominoplasty is ideal if you would like to fix issues in both the upper and lower abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck is better if you only have concerns under your belly button, such as a "pooch." The extended technique is designed to address issues in the abdomen as well as the upper thighs and hips.
What will my scars look like?
The incisions needed for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. During all tummy tucks, Dr. Mang uses the thinnest incisions needed to minimize scarring. He also places incisions in areas that are less visible ( in the pubic region or belly button ) so they may be concealed by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar care instructions so your incisions heal flat and eventually blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While it is possible to get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will likely alter your results. Dr. Mang recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider a tummy tuck. If you do get pregnant following a tummy tuck, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
A lot of patients undergo complementary cosmetic surgeries in addition to their tummy tuck to give them more dramatic results. During your consultation with Dr. Mang, talk to him about your aesthetic goals so a comprehensive surgical plan can be developed to meet your needs. You might combine abdominoplasty with a thighplasty for a lower body lift or several areas for body contouring. If you are trying to improve your whole body after pregnancy or losing a significant amount of weight, you may be a candidate for a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery.
A variety of reasons can cause saggy skin on the stomach. We know you may struggle each day to reduce these cosmetic issues, and tummy tuck surgery is usually the only way to overcome this. If you want to remove the loose skin on your abdomen, no matter the severity, Dr. Mang can create a tailored treatment plan that meets your needs. During your consultation, we can discuss what techniques work best for you and outline the costs of your tummy tuck. To make your tummy tuck affordable, we offer payment plans or financing options. Please contact Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL to learn more.
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