Tummy Tuck Operation

tummy-tuckAt the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we believe in providing a holistic approach to your medical treatment. Therefore when a patient arrives at our office inquiring about a tummy tuck operation, we usually recommend they see our physical trainer or advise them to try yoga therapy before we proceed. A tummy tuck procedure, or abdominoplasty, isn’t for people seeking a quick fix for the bulging in their abdomen. On the contrary, tummy tucks are for those who have tried to exercise away the excess fat and sagging skin around their midsection, but were unsuccessful.

Patients who typically want a tummy tuck operation are women who were pregnant or men who lost weight and now have excess skin around their abdomen. Weight gain can sometimes cause the skin and underlying muscles to stretch and not return to their former shape after the weight is lost. Tummy tucks, or body contouring, involve removing the excess skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscle to achieve a flatter, smoother midsection.

Men and women in Trinity, Palm Harbor, Tampa, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel, and other locations in Florida, can look to a tummy tuck operation to mend the following concerns: 

  • An overhanging abdomen that is not in balance with the rest of your body
  • Excess abdominal fat that exercise won’t remove Stretch-marked skin
  • Weakened muscle around the midsection due to aging or pregnancy

What to expect during and after your tummy tuck procedure

Dr. John Roach will begin your tummy tuck plastic surgery by creating a horizontal incision along your lower abdomen. He will then eliminate any excess fat you may have through this incision, and tighten your abdomen’s underlying muscles. The doctor will then remove your excess skin to achieve a smooth, flat midsection.

Patients who have undergone a tummy tuck operation will have a broad lower abdominal scar found just above the pubic area. A bathing suit bottom can usually hide any evidence of the scar. You are discouraged from performing any heavy lifting within 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure, and any bruising or swelling should decrease within 10 days.

Contact us for more information about abdominoplasty surgery or the tummy tuck recovery process. Dr. Roach also performs mini tummy tuck procedures, which target the lower abdomen and are less invasive than traditional tummy tuck plastic surgery procedures. We want to help bring out your natural, youthful beauty, whether you’re in Tampa, Trinity, Palm Harbor, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel, Florida, or beyond.