Tummy Tuck Surgery (Full, Mini, or Extended Abdominoplasty) – Leesburg, VA

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About Tummy Tuck Surgery

For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat throughout the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the most popular reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a slim and tight stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a body contouring plastic surgery procedure that redefines the abdominal region, achieving great outcomes for patients. Leesburg, VA plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang performs tummy tuck surgery that is based on the results desired. This cosmetic treatment at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center allows men and women the opportunity to have a gorgeous new figure and more confidence. Read more about how an abdominoplasty can eliminate excess fat and skin while also tightening the stomach muscles, and contact us at our Leesburg office to schedule your consultation.

Ideal Candidates

Tummy tuck surgery can be offered to both men and women. If you find yourself upset over loose or wrinkly skin in addition to pesky pockets of fat in the tummy section, this body contouring procedure can help produce a slimming and more toned appearance. Dr. Chang advises you to be at a normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it treats loose skin. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to remove fat. If your stomach area has good skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with how your tummy looks and feels even if diet and exercise have failed, another option is liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.

Surgical Technique

Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Chang, which is geared to the individual's current condition. To start, the incision shape is determined based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of sagging and loose skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic zone. Some individuals who are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from an abdominoplasty, but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the nature of the surgery, all abdominoplasty procedures at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center involves the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.

What to Expect

When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to minimize swelling. Standing upright and walking will be slow going for awhile, so you should take it easy for several days. Standing and moving becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine near two weeks. Workouts can begin around the two-month mark or earlier if you are given permission by Dr. Chang. The tummy area may feel tender or tight, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.

Frequently Asked Questions

A variety of factors can result in a sagging lower abdomen that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be frustrating and challenging — tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, surgical body contouring by Dr. Chang in Leesburg, VA can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center for more information.

How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your consult, Dr. Chang will create your unique treatment plan based on your desired needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs once the type of tummy tuck has been selected, what technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and more. To make sure you get the high-quality care you deserve, Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center helps to make your tummy tuck easy to afford by accepting many payment methods and helping you find low-interest medical financing.

What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three main types of tummy tucks: full, mini, and extended. In your consultation, Dr. Chang will ask about your needs and goals before examining your stomach. Then, he can better decide which tummy tuck will give you the best results. A full tummy tuck is best if you want to address issues in the upper and lower abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck is best if you only have problems below your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck is designed to improve the abdomen as well as the hips and upper thighs.

What will my scars look like?
The incisions needed for your tummy tuck will depend on which type you are getting. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Chang makes the smallest, thinnest incision possible to limit scars. He also makes incisions in less visible areas (in the pubic region or belly button) so they can be easily concealed by a swimsuit or underwear. After your surgery, it's important to follow your scar care instructions so your incisions heal flat and blend into your natural skin eventually.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can still get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it will alter your results. Dr. Chang recommends that patients be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before they consider a tummy tuck. If you do get pregnant after a tummy tuck, a second surgery can be performed to refresh your results.

Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Many patients combine another cosmetic surgery with a tummy tuck to get more dramatic improvements. During your consultation with Dr. Chang, tell him about all of your concerns so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed that matches your goals. You may combine a tummy tuck with a thigh lift for a lower body lift or several body lifts for a custom body contouring surgery. If you are trying to improve your whole body after pregnancy or loosing a significant amount of weight, you may be a candidate for a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery.

Attain a Tighter Tummy

A variety of factors can result in a sagging lower abdomen that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be frustrating and challenging — tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, surgical body contouring by Dr. Chang in Leesburg, VA can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center for more information.

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