Different Types Of Tummy Tuck Procedures
There are two main types of tummy tuck procedures offered at our clinic: complete and partial abdominoplasty. Both of these surgeries aim to remove stomach fat and excess skin while correcting abdominal muscles.
Complete Or Full Abdominoplasty
In a complete abdominoplasty, Dr. Kreitzberg removes excess fat and skin from the entire abdomen. This includes areas above and below the belly button. He repairs any weak or separated abdominal muscles. Additionally, he performs liposuction to the back, flanks (sides), and abdomen (tummy tuck 360) to achieve an enhanced hour glass silhouette. Then, he uses a specialized suturing technique to eliminate or reduce the need for drainage tubes. Finally, he repositions the belly button for a natural-looking appearance.
Partial Or Mini-Abdominoplasty
If you only wish to target the area below your belly button, a partial or mini-abdominoplasty may be a better option for you. This procedure allows for smaller incisions than a complete tummy tuck, resulting in less scarring afterward. Further, because the surgery targets the lower abdomen, the belly button does not need to be repositioned with this procedure. Finally, liposuction is used to remove fatty tissue from the entire abdomen, flanks, and back yielding definition to hips, buttock, and abdominal muscles.
Benefits Of Doing A Tummy Tuck
After receiving your tummy tuck, your waistline should appear slimmer. Additionally, your stomach may appear firmer, smoother, and more toned. This is a result of the repositioning of the abdominal muscles and skin removal. The surgery could also help you remove stretch marks on your abdomen from weight gain or pregnancy.
Recovering From Abdominoplasty
While recovering from a tummy tuck, most patients should wait a month before returning to normal activities. You may resume high-impact and vigorous activities, such as exercise, six weeks after the operation.
The Importance Of Maintaining Results
Though a tummy tuck can remove fat cells, skin, and stretch marks. As such, it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly to maintain your results after the surgery. Following the recommended recovery plan could help you achieve a significantly slimmer, smoother, and firmer stomach.
Dr. Kreitzberg did an amazing job on my tummy tuck! He made me the best new belly button! He also was very kind and caring and attentive throughout the whole process!”
– Jessica S.
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A Tummy Tuck Operation In Tulsa Can Slim Your Waistline
Though diets and exercise are a great way to lose weight, you may struggle with stomach, side, bra line, or lower back fat that seems to never go away. The tummy tuck in Tulsa is a surgical option for permanently eliminating excess fat and skin that negatively impacts your confidence. Further, the operation repairs weak and separated abdominal muscles to improve physical functioning.
There are many different types of tummy tucks, Dr. Kreitzberg can tailor the operation to fit your individual needs including procedures that address your stomach or all 360 degrees of the waistline to give an hourglass appearance. If you are ready for a slimmer, firmer waistline that brings back your confidence, call our clinic today. In your initial consultation with Dr. Kreitzberg, he could help you determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.