Tummy Tuck in Washington, D.C.
After pregnancy or significant weight loss, the skin across your abdomen may become loose or excessive. A surgical procedure called Abdominoplasty, also known as the tummy tuck, can dramatically restore your shape by tightening lax abdominal wall muscles and removing excess skin and fat.
What to Expect from a Tummy Tuck in Washington, D.C.
In a tummy tuck, we make a horizontal incision low on the abdomen, just above the pubis in a natural skin fold, separating the excessive skin from the underlying muscle layer of the abdominal wall. This allows us to examine the muscles and their covering layer and to repair any weaknesses or laxity.
Achieving a flat abdomen usually requires repairing this muscle layer. In most cases, we perform liposuction of the abdomen and waist to help sculpture the area. While you are still asleep, you will be placed in a special garment to provide gentle, even pressure. This helps prevent fluid accumulation in the surgical area and protects the deeper muscle repair. In some cases, where laxity is not extensive, a more limited procedure known as mini-abdominoplasty may be more appropriate. Your CPS plastic surgeon will discuss all the options during your consultation.