Tummy Tuck in Canton, OH

The abdomen is one of the toughest areas of the body to get toned and firm. Tremendous weight loss, pregnancy or abdominal surgery are some causes of sagging skin in the stomach area that may not conform to your new shape no matter how thin you’ve become. A tummy tuck performed by Dr. Steven Carp at his Green, OH, clinic could be the answer. Patients in Canton can contact the Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center to get any questions they may have answered about this procedure.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that entails the removal of fat and any extra skin in the stomach region to create a more visually pleasing and flatter stomach. This treatment can also restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is a very standard cosmetic procedure that people who lost quite a bit of weight have to remove the excess sagging and loose skin and reduce the size of their stomachs. It can also be done safely in conjunction with several other medical procedures including surgeries and hernias. Swiss researchers have also found evidence that bariatric patients who get an abdominoplasty have a much better chance of maintaining their weight loss more than those who didn’t have this procedure. Some other benefits of having a tummy tuck include:

  • A person will likely experience a boost in self-confidence.
  • The stomach area will have a tighter and more toned appearance.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Tummy tucks are typically an outpatient treatment done in our office unless it’s simultaneously done with another invasive cosmetic treatment. When more than one surgery is performed, patients will be treated in a hospital where they will be kept overnight for observation.

Our patients will generally receive local anesthesia. However, patients who get tummy tuck procedures in hospitals will be administered general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Carp will make a horizontal the belly button and pubic area. Dr. Carp will lift the skin, so the stomach muscles are obtainable, and all needed repairs can be made.

The skin is pulled down from the upper stomach area, trimmed and carefully and expertly stitched together, which makes it necessary to reposition the belly button. When that part of the surgery is done, the outer skin is sutured shut. Bandages and gauze will be used to cover and protect the wounds.

If you reside in or around Canton and are troubled about having an out-of-shape, flabby tummy area, contact Dr. Steven Carp to find out if a tummy tuck performed at his Green, OH, clinic would be the right solution for you.