Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in Bloomington, IL
A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is Dr. Tattini’s most common surgery in both Bloomington and Central Illinois, and one of the most commonly performed surgeries across the country. Whether it’s after significant weight loss, pregnancy, etc., many women who are interested in abdominoplasty surgery are present with excess skin and loose muscles. An abdominoplasty addresses both of these issues by excising skin and plicating (tightening) the abdominal muscles.
Who is an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck?
An ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is one who has is otherwise in good shape but has excess lower abdominal skin and lax lower abdominal muscles that are refractory to exercise. We address both of these issues with this surgery. These are issues that can’t be resolved except with surgery.
What to Expect During a Tummy Tuck
The tummy tuck procedure involves a long incision that can be well-concealed within the bikini line if appropriately planned. An abdominoplasty is a very gratifying procedure for most women and the scar is usually a small consolation. Abdominoplasty Surgery can be combined with liposuction of other areas or even a breast augmentation (i.e. “mommy makeover”).
What is the Recovery Period for an Abdominoplasty?
Recovery from an abdominoplasty is about 3-4 weeks. Many patients go back to work around 1 week depending on their occupation. Your daily life is restricted for about 3-4 weeks at which time lifting is not as concerning and light exercise is allowed.
What are the Risks Involved with a Tummy Tuck?
Risks of an abdominoplasty are low but standard risks such as infection and bleeding are the most common. Studies have shown that if you combine this surgery with liposuction or intrabdominal procedures, the risk can be slightly higher.
Dr. Tattini provides tummy tuck / abdominoplasty surgery to patients in Bloomington, Champaign, Springfield, Peoria, and Decatur, IL. To schedule an appointment call (309) 664-1007 or fill out our Contact Form here.