Many of our patients struggle with excess, sagging stomach skin. A number of factors can cause this cosmetic concern, often simultaneously—including age, genetics, cultural factors, diet, lifestyle, pregnancy, and certain health conditions. What is even more challenging for these patients is the fact that the cosmetic appearance of their stomach and midsection region does not improve, even with a healthy diet and exercise.

Our patients approach us because they are concerned about the appearance of sagging skin and stomach tissue, along with unsightly markings. These issues can seriously impact your self-confidence. Our experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte can treat all these issues and more with a tummy tuck in Alexandria. Call today to learn more about this popular body contouring procedure and whether it is right for you.

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a complex surgical procedure that permanently removes excess, unwanted skin, fat, and tissue from the abdomen. The tummy tuck is medically known as an abdominoplasty and can be cosmetically advantageous for many of our patients in Alexandria. The abdominoplasty procedure can help enhance and improve areas of the abdomen that cannot be addressed with diet and exercise alone.

For patients who desire a flatter, smoother, and trim stomach, this procedure is not only ideal—it is life-changing.

How Can a Tummy Tuck Help Me?

A tummy tuck is one of the best surgical procedures for our Alexandria patients who seek to permanently improve or enhance the appearance of their abdominal region. The abdominoplasty procedure is designed for patients who have excess skin, fat, or flab on their stomach or who otherwise feel unhappy with its appearance. This procedure is also ideal for patients whose stomach region has been permanently affected by pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, or age.

A tummy tuck, performed by our top plastic surgeon, can help address the following cosmetic issues:

  • Stretch marks and other markings
  • Loose, sagging skin on or around the stomach area
  • Loss of muscular tone and definition in the midsection
  • Excess and stubborn fat in the tummy tuck treatment area

If you experience any of these cosmetic concerns, you may be a good candidate for the tummy tuck procedure.

Your Alexandria Tummy Tuck Procedure

For the majority of our patients, a full abdominoplasty takes about three hours. The exact time of your surgery will depend on the nature of your procedure and your specific needs. Our expert medical team, led by one of our highly trained plastic surgeons, performs this procedure in our clinic under anesthesia.

Your tummy tuck will be performed per the strategic surgical design outlined by your plastic surgeon. This strategy will be designed with your safety and wellness in mind, as well as based on your specific needs and treatment goals. Generally, the abdominoplasty procedure will look something like this:

  • Your plastic surgeon will create incisions near your hips and belly button
  • Through these incisions, the excess skin, fat, and tissue are removed as needed
  • Following this step, the abdominal muscles are brought together, and the remaining skin is tightened and stitched together

You can rest assured that our skilled plastic surgeon will perform incisions discreetly and conceal any resulting scars as much as possible.

Recovery From Your Tummy Tuck Surgery

During your initial consultation, our knowledgeable medical staff will provide you with all the details you need to know about your recovery. These directions will be personalized to your needs, health, and body type, so it is important that you carefully follow them.

There are some standard guidelines we expect our Alexandria patients to follow as they recover from their tummy tuck surgery, including:

  • Wearing any provided compression garments as directed
  • Caring for your post-surgery body with a healthy diet and exercise
  • Attending all of your follow-up appointments, including any drain removal appointments
  • Avoiding driving, vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, or other strenuous activities for at least four weeks

Following these general tips and any personalized direction from our medical team can help you achieve an optimal recovery and enjoy long-lasting results following your tummy tuck procedure.

Will My Tummy Tuck Results Be Permanent?

As long as you take good care of your body during your recovery and after (ensuring that you do not gain any excessive weight) and follow the directions provided to you by our medical staff closely, you can expect permanent results from your tummy tuck surgery in Alexandria.

Transform Your Stomach With a Tummy Tuck Procedure in Alexandria

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, you can expect that we will take care of you from start to finish, from your initial consultation all the way to your very last follow-up appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons for a tummy tuck in Alexandria.

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