Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center
Tummy Tuck, Cosmetic Surgeon
Technically termed “abdominoplasty,” this procedure is designed to provide patients with a more toned appearance. This procedure is typically performed through incisions made in the lower abdomen from hipbone to hipbone. The skin is separated from the underlying muscles, which allows me to tighten them. I will then pull the skin down and trim away any excess; a new opening for the belly button is made as well during a full abdominoplasty. Ninety-nine percent of patients receive a full tummy tuck because they have loose skin from the chest bone down to the pubic bone. The technique you choose, however (i.e., the mini tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck), will be dependent on the amount of stretched muscles and loose, excess skin present. After a thorough examination and discussion regarding your desired results, the most appropriate method will be determined. Prior to surgery, you must refrain from smoking approximately two weeks before the procedure and follow the diet sheet provided during your consultation. Also, refrain from taking aspirin for two weeks before surgery.
TUMMY TUCK RECOVERY
After your procedure a binder garment must be worn for three weeks to allow for optimal healing. You may return to light duty work in one week and exercise and normal activities may be resumed in six weeks. We can further discuss the tummy tuck recovery period during a consultation. Visit our Tummy Tuck Recovery page for more details...
In addition, tummy tuck patients, including those who reside in the area of Washington, D.C., may wish to undergo other body contouring procedures in order to achieve an overall makeover. Some of the most commonly combined surgeries include liposuction and breast augmentation surgery.
You may view before and after tummy tuck pictures in order to see examples of previous patient results.
WASHINGTON, D.C. AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA TUMMY TUCK SPECIALIST
I have been in practice for more than 25 years and am board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). My surgery center is also accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Additionally, I am a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). My training and qualifications help me provide patients with the most up-to-date techniques and safety guidelines.
You may learn more regarding your options with tummy tuck surgery when visiting my practice, in the Washington D.C. area. An appointment can be scheduled by calling (703) 506-0300 or filling out the contact form.
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