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Thankful for Our Bodies: Tummy Tucks

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Our bodies go through many changes over the years. From pregnancy and aging to weight fluctuations and living life, your body has been along for the entire ride! However, if you’re not as confident in your body as you’d like to be, there are ways we can help.

Are you tired of loose skin after weight loss, diastasis recti from pregnancy, or that lower belly that just won’t go away? You may be an ideal candidate for an abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. Here’s everything you need to know about this very popular surgery.

Is a tummy tuck right for me?

Tummy tucks are one of the most requested procedures here at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re in expert hands. During the surgery, an incision on the lower bikini line is made. Your surgeon then removes excess skin and repositions the belly button, ensuring a natural-looking result. Many women face diastasis recti after pregnancy, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate. During a full tummy tuck, Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft can also suture the abdominal muscles to restore function and aesthetics.

Patients often come out of the procedure with a newfound appreciation for their bodies—though immediate results may not be fully apparent due to swelling, bruising, or redness. With a little time and patient compliance with postoperative instructions, you’ll see your results in no time! 

Before you get a tummy tuck, you must consider your eligibility and the risks associated with undergoing surgery. You’ll want to be at a stable weight before the procedure—most surgeons suggest being at or near your ideal weight. Recovery after a tummy tuck can take anywhere from two to three weeks, depending on factors like age, overall health, how well you follow our instructions, and how fast your body heals naturally.

We tailor tummy tucks to your needs

Tummy tucks are popular for a variety of patients. We’ve treated everyone from young moms and male patients to individuals who lost significant weight and wanted their bodies to reflect all of their hard work.

If you only want a gentle toning effect and don’t want to commit to a full tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck is a great option! It’s ideal for those who don’t have a lot of excess tissue they’d like to remove or for postpartum mothers who want to reduce their recovery time after giving birth. The mini tummy tuck is very similar to the full tummy tuck, but only about half of the skin below the belly button is removed.

If you’re ready to take the next step and feel the best in your body, schedule a consultation with Dr. Houser or Dr. Kraft to discuss your wants and goals regarding plastic surgery. If you would like to learn more about tummy tucks or cosmetic and plastic surgery in general, don’t hesitate to call 614.890.5565 to schedule an appointment today.

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