The presence of a relatively flat stomach is an important component of a physically fit appearance. Therefore, the development of a bulging abdominal contour or excess lax, hanging abdominal tissue can represent a considerable source of concern for many individuals (both men and women), especially where there’s no improvement despite a healthy diet and regular abdominal exercise. In these situations, an Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) may be the perfect solution.
By removing variable amounts of excess abdominal skin and fat as well as tightening bulging or weakened abdominal muscle, abdominoplasty is a powerful surgical technique which can restore a flatter, tighter abdominal contour. Excellent candidates for this procedure include individuals who have developed relatively lax, redundant abdominal skin as a result of significant weight loss, weakened abdominal muscles as a result of previous pregnancy, or excess abdominal protrusion which is disproportionate to the remainder of their body. For those with an unsatisfactory abdominal contour which is restricted to the lower abdomen (ie. below the navel), a ‘mini-abdominoplasty’ procedure may provide optimal enhancement. Usually performed under general anesthesia, a tummy tuck is safely performed in a State Licensed, Nationally Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facility (see ‘about Keystone Surgery Center’) on an outpatient basis requiring approximately 2 to 4 hours of operative time. Depending on lifestyle demands, most individuals can comfortably return to their routine activities in 10 to 14 days.
Restoring a flat abdominal contour results in a physically fit appearance and can thereby, enhance self-confidence.
When considering an abdominoplasty, or indeed any cosmetic procedure, be sure to select a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery® ASAPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.