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Tummy Tuck in Fort Wayne, IN from Plastic Surgery Innovations
Tummy tuck plastic surgery helps alleviate the physical discomforts and troubling aesthetics of loose skin in the midsection and separated lax abdominal muscles. With abdominoplasty in Fort Wayne with Dr. Joe, patients achieve smoother, leaner stomachs that provide a boost of confidence and create a sleeker physique.
When to Consider a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is typically recommended when patients have gone through a life change that has altered their appearance in ways that creates loose and excess skin or changes the arrangement of muscles so that the midsection seems flabby or protruded. These issues cannot necessarily be corrected with topical treatments or even healthy habits like routine exercise. The loss of significant amounts of weight and pregnancy are often the catalysts for seeking a tummy tuck, as both can create excess skin and loosen abdominal muscles.
While these issues do not pose a problem for total health, they can affect an individual’s well-being. Many patients who opt for a tummy tuck do so because they feel uncomfortable concealing flaws with clothing or do not feel confident showing off their figures. A tummy tuck helps patients achieve their goals of a slimmer stomach.
What to Expect with Tummy Tuck Surgery in Fort Wayne
During your tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Joe will surgically remove excess skin and tighten existing skin. This process can also involve the removal of a small amount of fat, however it’s important to keep in mind that a tummy tuck itself is not considered a fat removal surgery. Patients struggling with stubborn belly fat may need to consider our ultrasonic liposuction treatment to correct that particular issue. Dr. Joe can also reposition out of shape muscles to create a leaner final result.
During the recovery process, patients may be required to wear a compression garment to promote best results and will typically be required to rest and limit activity for several days. After the one week mark, patients typically begin to feel more comfortable and can resume less strenuous everyday activities, like driving. After several weeks, patients are given approval to stop wearing compression garments and will see a reduction in swelling.
Seeing Results after your Abdominoplasty
It’s important to note that best results are achieved as your skin continues to heal and tighten. As you hit recovery milestones, including elevated levels of activity, less need for pain management medication, and scar fading treatments, you will see your results mature and develop into your expectations for final results. Patients should take care to be gentle with themselves in the healing process, to not overextend themselves physically as they become excited with the recovery process and developing results.
Learn More about your Tummy Tuck Options -- Contact Dr. Joe
Dr. Joe and his team are here to help you realize your aesthetic goals and to support best results for patients who are interested in tummy tuck surgery. For more information about abdominoplasty in Fort Wayne, contact Plastic Surgery Innovations for your consultation.