Tummy Tuck in Portage Lakes, OH

Having trouble firming and toning your abdomen? You’re not alone. It’s an extremely difficult part of the body to firm and tone, and it can be exacerbated by pregnancy, extreme weight loss or abdominal surgery, leaving you with stubborn, sagging skin. This skin may stick around no matter how much weight you lose, creating a very frustrating situation all around. Dr. Steven Carp and the staff at his Green, OH, clinic are proud to offer tummy tuck procedures, which could very well be the solution for you. Patients in Portage Lakes are encouraged to get in touch with Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center for more information.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat in your abdomen, resulting in a flatter and more aesthetically pleasing stomach. It can also restore weak or separated abdominal muscles, helping some of your strength and flexibility along the way.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is a common treatment for people who have lost large amounts of weight – it helps them remove loose, sagging skin and reduces their stomach sizes. Various studies, including some performed by Swiss scientists, also show that bariatric patients who receive abdominoplasty tend to maintain their reduced weight much more than those who do not have the procedure done. Additionally, a tummy tuck procedure:

  • Is safe in combination with many other procedures, such as repairs for hernias
  • Improves one’s self-confidence
  • Creates a tighter and more toned abdomen overall

How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Tummy tucks tend to be among the less invasive cosmetic procedures – they are performed in our office usually as outpatient procedures unless performed with more invasive procedures. In that case, patients are usually treated in a hospital and stay overnight for observation.

Tummy tuck patients receive general anesthesia rather than the local anesthesia more typical to our patients. After the general anesthesia is administered, Dr. Carp will make a horizontal incision just beneath the belly button extending toward the pubic region. From there, Dr. Carp will lift the skin to access abdominal muscles and begin the required work.

Dr. Carp and the team will pull down skin from the upper abdomen in order to trim and stitch it together, repositioning the belly button to match the new body shape. After this is complete, they will suture the skin closed, applying bandages and gauze to begin the healing process.

If you live in or around Portage Lakes, don’t let a flabby tummy and sagging skin control your life. Instead, get in touch with Dr. Steven Carp to find out if a tummy tuck performed at his Green, OH, clinic is right for you. We’re looking forward to helping you look and feel the best you can with this straightforward, simple procedure, and you can rest assured in our expertise and experience.