An abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck,” is one of the most popular surgeries today. The procedure shapes, flatten, and contours the tummy, so you can show a shapely belly. The procedure consists of reducing the amount of fat in the area, tightening the abdominal muscles, and removing any excess skin.
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In some women, pregnancy causes “rectus diastasis” or the separation of the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck can correct this. Get the best tummy tuck Fishers can offer at our med spa. All our patients have one thing in common – a deep appreciation for Dr. Stanley Harper’s adept skills and care. Plus, they have all told us how much they love their new flat and taut stomachs.
Weight Loss and Tummy Tucks
If you are losing weight, we encourage and recommend that your weight stabilizes for at least three months before undergoing an abdominoplasty. Any fluctuations in weight over shorter periods can yield suboptimal results from the tummy tuck surgery.
The best and most ideal patients for a tummy tuck in Fishers, Indiana, are those who do not use nicotine or are nicotine-free and are within ten pounds of their ideal body weight. Those patients who are not within their ideal body weight can still benefit from a tummy tuck surgery, but they must understand that the results will be diminished and not be as prominent.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure & Recovery
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 2.5 hours. Dr. Stanley Harper conducts all tummy tuck procedures at SHarper Surgery, Spa & Salt Lounge. He will make low incisions along the waistline. One incision will be made from one side of the hip to the next, and another around the belly button or umbilicus. Next, he will lift the fat and skin together from the abdominal muscles and stitch them into place. That will result in a firm abdomen and flanks. Dr. Harper will then stretch the skin flap down over the tightened muscles, remove the excess skin, and reattach the navel in a much more natural-looking position.
Finally, the abdomen is closed with hidden/buried sutures. Drains are placed to minimize any swelling.
The patient is encouraged to move around by the afternoon, and once every hour after that. That will help the healing process and also ensure maximum circulation.
Tummy Tuck Results
A tummy tuck leaves a scar that spans the lower abdomen from hip to hip, as well as a scar around the belly button. However, the lower incision can be concealed by underwear or conservative bathing suit bottoms. When the procedure is followed up with a balanced diet and regular exercise, you can ensure you maintain striking and long-lasting results.
The Cost of Abdominoplasty in Fishers, Indiana
Every patient’s needs are different, and so costs will vary from one patient to the next. You also don’t want to be looking for the cheapest plastic surgeon but one who has the best record and who can deliver the results you desire – like Dr. S. Harper. We suggest you come into our clinic for a personalized consultation with Dr. Harper himself and get an estimation of how much the procedure for a tummy tuck in Fishers will cost you.