Many people are concerned about loose skin, abdominal bulges, excess fat or other cosmetic issues affecting the abdominal area. Whether you’ve gone through pregnancy, weight loss or other bodily changes, you can take action to enhance your silhouette and restore your slender appearance.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common cosmetic procedure that can help to shape the abdominal area to provide the look and feel of a flat, tight stomach. Dr. Glasberg is highly experienced in performing successful tummy tucks with excellent results over the years, winning rave recommendations from patients about the appearance of their new abdominal areas.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
If you have pockets of fat or areas of loose skin that remain in your abdominal area despite diet and exercise, a tummy tuck procedure could be a good option for you. An abdominoplasty can be an excellent and effective choice for people in good physical condition with some stretched skin, loosened muscles or fatty bulges in the abdominal area. It can also be a good choice for people who are older and somewhat overweight whose skin is not as elastic as it once was.
Because a tummy tuck is an effective way to treat the cosmetic aftereffects of pregnancy, it is a good choice for women who have completed their planned pregnancies. Otherwise, results may diminish and further treatment could be needed to restore the flat appearance of the stomach after future pregnancies. In addition, if you are planning on future extensive weight loss, it is best to schedule your procedure after your weight loss journey to ensure that all of your loose skin is fully treated.
Dr. Glasberg is a tummy tuck specialist that can provide you with a unique and personalized assessment to determine how this procedure can work to restore the silhouette and image you desire.
The Tummy Tuck Surgery Experience
Dr. Glasberg will take into account your personal desires for your appearance in order to sculpt the look of your waist and tummy area. His work is not only a highly skilled medical procedure but also an artistic endeavor that results in a highly attractive and natural appearance of the area. As a skilled tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Glasberg will work with you to help you achieve the silhouette of your dreams.
The procedure itself takes two to five hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Glasberg can perform a tummy tuck on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on an assessment of your needs. During the procedure, Dr. Glasberg will make two incisions. One incision will run around the navel, while the other will run from one hipbone to the other near the pubic area.
During the procedure, Dr. Glasberg will separate the skin from the muscles of the abdomen, bringing the muscles together and contouring them to set them in place for a firmer, slimmer abdomen and a natural, narrower waist. He will remove excess skin and precisely cover the tightened muscles of the abdomen, ensuring a pristine and natural appearance of the waist, abdomen and navel.
Seeking a Tummy Tuck Consultation
Dr. Glasberg will meet with you one-on-one to discuss the possibility of an abdominoplasty, including reviewing your medical history, desires for the procedure and expected outcomes. He will go over your photos and review before-and-after experiences with you to develop a customized and individual plan for your tummy tuck surgery.
As an experienced tummy tuck specialist, Dr. Glasberg will listen to your desires. He will go over realistic outcomes and provide you with computer imaging that can demonstrate the possibilities of this treatment, based on a customized assessment of your unique goals.
Results of a Tummy Tuck
A patient will leave a tummy tuck with a more toned, flatter, shapelier abdominal area that restores youthful contours with a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance. A tummy tuck can be an excellent procedure to restore body confidence and a sense of pride in the body, from wearing clothes to show off a tight, slender stomach to simply feeling more comfortable in one’s own skin.
While a tummy tuck can leave a scar across the lower abdominal area, Dr. Glasberg is an experienced tummy tuck surgeon who takes great care to minimize scarring and use incisions that can be covered even in a bikini, so you’ll feel free to show off your beach body. The results of your tummy tuck are long-lasting and can even continue to improve with time with a diet and exercise plan.
Recovery Following Your Tummy Tuck
Dr. Glasberg will provide specific, individual instructions to guide your recovery after your tummy tuck procedure. The complete recovery time after the procedure can range from two weeks to two months. While you will need to rest for around 48 hours after your procedure, you will be able to walk to the bathroom the same day of your surgical procedure.
Dr. Glasberg will encourage you to move around to help improve your circulation, and you can start exercising fully after 6 weeks. You can expect to return to work in 2 weeks, and after one week, you can resume all of your daily life activities.
Dr. Glasberg provides private abdominoplasty consultations and performs tummy tuck procedures on a daily basis for his patients from across the United States and around the world. We invite you to phone our office to schedule a consultation with tummy tuck specialist Dr. Glasberg to discuss the procedure.