Abdominoplasty commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a popular surgical procedure for men and women looking to improve the appearance of their abdomen.
Abdominoplasty often includes liposuction to address excess fat. Results of a tummy tuck procedure include improving or eliminating stretch-marks on the lower abdomen, removal of sagging skin, and tightening weak or bulging abdominal muscles to restore a flat, toned appearance.
When you schedule an abdominoplasty consultation with one of our plastic surgeons in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News and Suffolk, our experienced staff will discuss your needs, wants, expectations and desired results as well as make recommendations for your unique surgical experience, performed in our state-of-the-art plastic surgery center in Virginia Beach, accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.
Whether you’re looking to improve the appearance of abdominal skin, remove stretch marks, or tighten weak (or bulging) abdominal muscles to restore a flat, toned appearance, a tummy tuck at Galardi |Bowen | Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach can help. Contact us today to get started on the new you.
Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty FAQ's
All of our procedures are out-patient procedures. We have found over the years that going home the same day gets patients back into their own comfort zone. Being in their home allows patients to actually do much better and heal much faster. We like you to be home moving around because it prevents some of the complications that can be seen with tummy tucks.
A tummy tuck can include liposuction as well as muscle tightening and skin removal in order to get the best result. Liposuction on other areas can be done at the same time as a tummy tuck. Often times, we do liposuction on the hips, the flanks, outer thighs, inner thighs, and knees at the same time.
A compression garment is worn after abdominoplasty surgery to decrease swelling, expedite healing and give you the best results. assist skin retraction. This helps avoid any contour irregularities, divots, or imperfections in the skin.
This is a question we will be able to answer during your consultation. In general, liposuction is a procedure designed to remove fat while a tummy tuck is a procedure designed to remove, fat, skin, and tighten your muscles.
The recovery, in general, is 7-10 days. By 14 days, most of our patients are driving and return to work (as long as their work doesn’t include strenuous activities). By 6-8 weeks, you feel 100% and look great and go to the gym and return to your normal routine. Of course all of this will be discussed at your post-operative appointment.
We do all of our cosmetic surgeries at our own, fully-accredited ambulatory center which is located in our office at the corner of Shore Drive and Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach.
Our facility has been fully-accredited for over 15 years by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Accreditation Committee for Ambulatory Surgery Centers. We maintain our accreditation on a yearly basis.
It is possible that you may lose some of the corrections you received with your surgery if you have another pregnancy. All your questions will be addressed at your initial consultations at our office.
During your consultation, our patient counselor will be able to give you an exact price for your tummy tuck surgery that will include everything: the surgeon, anesthesia, and any of your post-operative visits or garments that would be needed after the surgery.