Have you recently gotten in shape or lost some weight but are frustrated by extra skin around your midsection? Or has your skin simply lost its elasticity due to aging? It may be time for a tummy tuck!
If you don’t have the flat tummy you desire, NuBody Concepts can help. The tummy tuck has become one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. It’s no wonder, because the results are obvious. View our Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures to see for yourself. Our board-certified plastic surgeon has a proven track record of helping women and men in the Nashville area gain new confidence in their looks.
Which Anesthesia Options Do I Have For a Tummy Tuck?
Watch board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Rosdeutscher talk about Tummy Tucks
At NuBody Concepts we firmly believe that every patient is unique and requires a customized procedure based on his her her specific needs. Using IV Sedation combined with local anesthesia, we are able to tailor your level of sedation to your preference as well as the type of procedure you’re having. We have found that our IV Sedation technique greatly improves the patient experience of a NuBody Tummy Tuck:
More comfort throughout procedure and during recovery
The ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are women and men in relatively good physical shape who are unhappy with an excess of skin or fat in the abdominal area. For instance, you might have lost a significant amount of weight and now have excess skin around your midriff that has nowhere to go. Or you may simply have lost skin elasticity due to aging, preventing your stomach from looking as flat as can be, even after diet and exercise. You may even have had liposuction, leaving your tummy flat but with excess skin.
Women who have been through pregnancy and childbirth are also good candidates for a tummy tuck. They may have difficulty achieving a flat tummy again because the skin and muscles may have stretched beyond their normal location and shape. These women often consider a complete Mommy Makeover, a combination of tummy tuck and breast augmentation. The perfect way to find out which procedure is best for you is to schedule a personal consultation with us.
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and breastfeeding all take a toll on a woman’s body. This is why a tummy tuck is such a popular procedure among mothers in particular. And you may not know this, but abdominoplasty surgery is not purely cosmetic. It can also repair your damaged abdominal muscles.
Repair Abdominal Muscles
When you deliver a large baby or have had two or more pregnancies, it’s very common for your abdominal muscles (yes, your abs!) to tear or split. This means no amount of diet or exercise will ever get you your flat abs back. Having a tummy bulge should not be shameful and doesn’t signal a lack of discipline on your part. It’s simply a result of bringing a child into the world.
The good news is that your plastic surgeon can repair the torn abdominal muscle during tummy tuck surgery. Along with removing excess fat and skin, this will help your stomach look flat and toned again. And it will also help you regain core strength, which in turn will reduce any back pain you may suffer.
A New Belly Button
Another small – but important – part of the body that a tummy tuck can improve is your belly button. You may have heard the term “designer belly button.” That’s exactly what your experienced plastic surgeon will give you during an abdominoplasty – a belly button that’s in the right place and has the same tight shape it used to have before children.
The joy of having children does not have to come at the expense of joy in your own body. With a tummy tuck after childbirth, both are possible.
NuBody Concepts patient before and after tummy tuck with improved belly button placement and shape. View more tummy tucks in our Before and After Gallery
What to Expect from a NuBody Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck (or Abdominoplasty) is the removal of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, including the tightening of the abdominal muscles. An incision is made low across the pubic bone and easily hidden within your style of bikini or underwear. You may opt for a regular or mini tummy tuck, depending on your body type and aesthetic goals.
If you are uncomfortable with the idea of surgery, a less-invasive procedure to reduce fat in your abdomen is our NuBody Liposuction. It is performed without general anesthesia using local or IV sedation, requires no stitches, and has a speedier recovery.
We understand you may have many questions surrounding a tummy tuck.
How is a tummy tuck different from liposuction?
Can it be combined with another procedure?
What is the typical recovery time after a tummy tuck?
How much does it cost?
Check out our Tummy Tuck FAQ link below to find all your answers. The best way to find out how you can achieve a flat tummy through plastic surgery is to contact us to schedule a personal consultation.