Tummy Tuck in Chevy Chase
For those with loose or excessive skin on their abdomen, even the most routine activities can be uncomfortable. If you’ve recently had a child, lost a significant amount of weight, or are concerned with the natural effects of aging and gravity, tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) in Chevy Chase may be a good option for you.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR TUMMY TUCK SURGERY IN CHEVY CHASE?
Tummy tuck surgery is not a fat reduction method, though it may often include the removal of small pockets of fat. Abdominoplasty is a good option for patients who are at or near their ideal weight and are hoping to tighten, tone, and firm the skin and underlying muscle of the lower abdomen. Many of our Chevy Chase tummy tuck patients wish to restore a more pleasing, youthful appearance to the stomach after pregnancy, weight fluctuation, or aging.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ABDOMINOPLASTY IN CHEVY CHASE
Tummy tuck surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia in our accredited surgical facility. We will begin by making a horizontal incision low on your abdomen, in the natural fold just above the pubis to make the resulting scars as inconspicuous as possible. Through this incision, we will separate the excess skin from the underlying muscle layer of the abdominal wall, allowing us to repair any muscles weakness or laxity.
For most patients, repairing this layer of underlying muscle is necessary for achieving a flat abdomen. Once the muscle has been repaired, we will perform liposuction to help reduce any stubborn pockets of fat and sculpt a pleasing contour. We will then remove excess skin and tighten remaining skin until the desired results have been achieved.
TUMMY TUCK RECOVERY IN CHEVY CHASE
After your abdominoplasty procedure, you will be placed in special compression garments that provide a gentle, even pressure on your abdomen. This both prevents fluid accumulation and promotes healing, in addition to helping maintain your results through recovery.
For the first few days after surgery, you will need to wear drains to help support your recovery. These will be removed during your follow up appointment, though you will continue to wear the support garment for three weeks. While strenuous activity should be avoided for the first month, light activities can typically be resumed within a week.
YOUR CHEVY CHASE TUMMY TUCK
The Center for Plastic Surgery has been helping Chevy Chase, MD get slimmer with Tummy Tucks since 1986 and we’d be happy for you to come in for a free consult. If you’re interested in learning more about tummy tuck surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons!