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Different Types Of Tummy Tuck Procedures
There are many different body types and we all struggle with stubborn fat on different areas of our bodies. Dr Kreitzberg offers a personalized approach to a tummy tuck in Tulsa with a variety of modern techniques and options to achieve the best results for your figure.
Complete Or Full Abdominoplasty
Best option for patients with excess skin above and below the belly button as well as separation of the abdominal muscles know as a diastasis.
In a complete abdominoplasty, Dr. Kreitzberg performs liposuction and removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. He repairs any weak or separated abdominal muscles. He will lift and shape the mons. Then, he uses a specialized suturing technique to reduce the need for drainage tubes and improve the appearance of scars. Finally, he repositions and shapes around the belly button for a natural-looking appearance.
Liposuction has several benefits when added to an abdominoplasty
Liposuction will permanently remove fat and create more definition to the abdominal wall. Liposuction also allows for additional skin removal at the time of surgery for a more toned and tight appearance. Depending on individual needs, liposuction can be performed to the abdomen and sides alone or additional areas. With liposuction 360, Dr Kreitzberg will shape the abdomen, love handles, buttock, and bra line to achieve an hour glass silhouette.
Partial Or Mini-Abdominoplasty
Best option for patients with toned skin above the belly button and excess loose skin on the lower aspect of the belly.
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 shorter 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. In certain cases, a diastasis, or separation of abdominal muscles, can be repaired. Finally, liposuction is used to remove fatty tissue from targeted areas, which may include the abdomen, flanks, back, hips, and buttock for a slimmer sculpted appearance.
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, liposuction contouring, 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 experience some discomfort for 4-5 days and typically are able to return to work and normal activities 2-4 weeks after surgery. You will wear an abdominal binder or compressive garments for 6 weeks after surgery. 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 lasting results and 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.