Tummy Tuck in Uniontown, OH
A flabby abdomen can adversely affect your overall appearance. In addition to being difficult to firm and tone, this area can be affected by other issues, including abdominal surgery, extreme weight loss and, in women, by one or more pregnancies. Even if you are able to reduce your weight, the sagging skin will not conform to the rest of your body. One solution to this problem is a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Steven Carp at his clinic in Green, Ohio. Men and women seeking a toned abdomen should consider a tummy tuck in Uniontown.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Known medically as an abdominoplasty, this surgical procedure involves the removal of both the fat and the overlying skin. The result is an abdomen that is flatter and healthier. A tummy tuck can even restore abdominal muscles that have separated or have over time lost their strength.
What are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty is a popular and relatively simple cosmetic procedure for those who want to reduce the size of their stomachs and rid themselves of sagging skin in their abdominal areas. A tummy tuck will give you an abdomen that is tighter and has a more youthful and toned appearance and, in the process, help improve your self-confidence.
It can also help you maintain your health. According to a Swiss study, patients who had undergone the procedure were more likely to keep their weight off than those who had not received an abdominoplasty.
How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
Unless it is done in conjunction with other surgical procedures, an abdominoplasty can be performed right in our office. Performed with other procedures, such as liposuction, the patient will be treated in a hospital and can expect to stay there overnight for observation. Patients treated on an outpatient basis can expect to receive a local anesthetic before undergoing the procedure, although those who undergo multiple procedures in a hospital will be placed under general anesthesia, which means they will be asleep during the surgery.
The procedure involves a horizontal incision between the belly button and pubic region. The skin will be raised to make the abdominal area more accessible to the surgeon, making the repair work more possible. Brought down from the upper abdomen, the skin will be attached to the lower area, and both sections surgically stitched together. The removal of skin will necessitate the repositioning of the belly button to its normal location on the lower abdomen. After completion of the procedure, the affected area will be bandaged. Full recovery may take a few weeks to a few months.
Those of you who live in and around Uniontown that have flabby bellies, you need not despair. You should instead consider a tummy tuck from Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center.