Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck / Mommy Makeover

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is an extremely popular procedure used to flatten and shape the abdomen, creating a smoother and firmer profile. Factors such as multiple pregnancies, weight gain or loss, aging, prior surgeries or inherited traits can contribute to loose sagging skin, fat deposits or stretch marks on the abdomen.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many individuals strive for through exercise and weight control, however these methods don’t always achieve the desired results. Unfortunately, no amount of time in the gym or restriction of caloric intake can work off loose redundant skin that doesn’t want to snap back. Even individuals of normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging.

During abdominoplasty the excess skin and fat is removed. In cases where the abdominal muscles are weakened or separated, they are repaired and tightened (rectus plication). The results are a flatter more toned abdominal area that fits the natural contours of your body. Tummy Tuck will improve your appearance, increase self confidence and help you to look and feel younger and slimmer. Various methods of abdominoplasty are used and Dr. Turner will review these options and procedures with you, as well as your expectations, to determine which method is best to achieve your desired outcome.

Goals of Procedure Flatten and tighten the abdomen by removing excess abdominal skin, fat, stretch marks, and also tightening of the abdominal muscles as necessary.
Length of Surgery 2 – 3 hours
Type of Anesthetic used General Anesthesia
Recovery Time to Light Activity 2 weeks
Recovery Time to Heavy Activity 4 – 6 weeks