Many men who have lost significant weight find they are left with excess skin that no amount of exercise will eliminate. When you gain a lot of weight, the abdominal muscles separate, and the abdominal skin stretches. After the weight is lost, the skin is unable to shrink back to its former shape. Abdominoplasty repairs and tightens the muscles and removes the excess skin, leaving the patient with a firm, flat abdomen. Many men who have lost weight and worked hard to get back in shape find that abdominoplasty helps them look and feel physically fit. Dr. Houser, Dr. Kraft, and their staff at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus are here to polish the look you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft perform the procedure by making an incision in the lower bikini line that extends from hip to hip and removing all of the excess skin up to the belly button. Any scarring can often be camouflaged by locating the incision just at or above the pubic hair line. For most patients, tummy tuck scars are hidden by clothing and swimsuits. Abdominoplasty may also improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel. The surgery requires relocating the belly button once the extra skin is removed and the incision closed in order to maintain a natural appearance.
Some patients wonder if an abdominoplasty is like liposuction. If you have just a little excess fat, liposuction might be for you, but if you want a tighter, flatter stomach, abdominoplasty is the answer. Unlike liposuction, an abdominoplasty can tighten large amounts of skin, remove skin, and repair stretched muscles.
Your abdominoplasty procedure will be performed on site, in the same convenient location of all your prior appointments. Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus is proud to be an accredited surgical facility through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, which can only be accomplished by providing the highest level of patient care, safety, cleanliness, and emergency response procedures. Every individual’s recovery time is unique, but most patients return to work within 1-2 weeks depending on the physical requirements of the workplace.
If it’s finally time to really show off the muscles you’ve worked so hard to build, call Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus today. Dr. Houser, Dr. Kraft, and their staff will work just as hard as you have to give you the results you want most.
“Selecting a surgeon for plastic or cosmetic surgery is a very important task. Dr. Houser performed an abdominoplasty for me and I have been very pleased with the quality of his work and the care provided by his staff. To anyone looking to find a great plastic surgeon and an outstanding medical and administrative support staff in a single practice – I recommend Dr. Houser.”