Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks reduce fat and remove
sagging skin on the abdomen for a slimmer,
flatter stomach and attractively contoured waistline

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks reduce fat and remove sagging skin on the abdomen for a slimmer, flatter stomach and attractively contoured waistline.

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TUMMY TUCK

WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?

at Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery

A “tummy tuck” or abdominoplasty is a safe and effective method for dealing with stubborn fat and sagging skin in the abdomen. It is ideal when non-surgical alternatives are not working, and a long-lasting and satisfying result is desired.

During this procedure, Dr. Epstein removes any excess skin and fat. In addition, he focuses on tightening the abdominal muscles, leading to a firmer and flatter stomach.

BENEFITS OF A TUMMY TUCK

  • Firmer, flatter abdomen
  • Slimmer, more contoured waistline
  • Better fit and appearance in clothing
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Long-lasting results
  • Popular “Mommy Makeover” treatment

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WHY CHOOSE DR. EPSTEIN OF CONCIERGE AESTHETICS AND PLASTIC SURGERY

At Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Epstein can sculpt your midsection for a flattering and firm stomach. Many of our clients call it “the best tummy tuck” Chicago has to offer. As one of the leading surgeons serving Chicago’s Gold Coast, Barrington, Naperville, and Geneva, Dr. Epstein is frequently sought after for his attention to detail and his excellent results. Dr. Epstein will discuss the best options for you based on your current body type. He may suggest other procedures to optimize your abdominal results, like liposuction, to get the sculpted appearance you are looking for.

TUMMY TUCK BEFORE AND AFTER*

Tummy tuck before and after pictures depict real patients and are chosen to represent examples of achievable results.  Depending on your anatomy and goals, Dr. Epstein can help guide you to your optimal body shaping results.

WHAT CAUSES EXCESS FAT AND SAGGING SKIN IN THE STOMACH AREA?

As we age, life events and hormonal changes contribute to loose skin and excess fat in the abdomen. Pregnancy and significant weight fluctuations can leave the abdomen with stretch marks, loose skin, areas of stubborn fat, and weakened abdominal muscles. Abdominal muscles that have separated or stretched out often cannot be improved by diet or exercise. 

 

WHAT IS AN ABDOMINOPLASTY?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery used to contour the abdomen and reduce unwanted skin and fat. During this procedure, Dr. Epstein removes this excess skin and fat. In addition, he focuses on tightening the abdominal muscles, leading to a firmer and flatter stomach.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING A TUMMY TUCK?

After arriving in one of our designated surgical centers, you will be placed under general anesthesia. An incision is placed horizontally on the lowest part of the abdomen just above the pubic area. The abdominal muscles are brought back together if they have separated and secured. This leads to a flatter stomach and longer-lasting results. Excess fat and skin are trimmed away before the incision is closed. The procedure typically takes one to four hours, depending on the type of abdominoplasty performed and the degree of complexity. It is often an outpatient procedure, but an overnight stay may be required in more complex cases.

TYPES OF TUMMY TUCKS

There are different types of abdominoplasty techniques utilized by Dr. Epstein, and the specific method is based on your individual needs. During your consultation, he will work closely with you to determine the best option for your unique concerns.

Complete Abdominoplasty

A traditional abdominoplasty, or full tummy tuck, is the most common type of abdominoplasty. It can often be paired with liposuction for optimal results. This method is best suited for patients concerned about loose skin or weakened abdominal muscles above and below their navel. The incision Dr. Epstein uses typically spans the width of your hip bones to yield the best contour and remove all redundant skin. The full abdominoplasty technique will require longer recovery time than a “mini tummy tuck” but yields more dramatic results. The full method is often used for women who have had significant weight loss.

Mini Abdominoplasty

The incision during the mini tummy tuck technique is usually smaller and rests along the bikini line. It is typically less than 8 inches in length. This technique is ideal for patients with a small area of loose skin or stubborn fat below the belly button but otherwise happy with their upper abdomen.

TUMMY TUCK RESULT

After your procedure, you most often return home. You will wear a compression garment for several weeks following your surgery. A drain may placed under the skin to prevent fluid buildup. These drains are typically removed within 2 to 7 days after the procedure. Patients usually require 7 to 10 days to recover. Strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks following the surgery.

Abdominoplasty results are visible immediately after surgery, although full results may not be realized until postoperative swelling dissipates, which can take a few months. 

WILL A TUMMY TUCK HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?

An abdominoplasty contours the body and is not considered weight loss surgery. For patients already close to their ideal weight, an abdominoplasty is used to sculpt and define the abdomen and does not cause dramatic weight change.  However, since some fat and skin is removed, incidental loss of some weight may result.

HOW MUCH DOES A TUMMY TUCK COST?

Abdominoplasty is a customizable surgery. Therefore, tummy tuck prices vary per patient. During your consultation, the cost will be discussed in detail. We will also provide information on financing options and suggest ways to save on this popular cosmetic surgery.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A TUMMY TUCK IN ILLINOIS?

An abdominoplasty is best suited for healthy men and women with a BMI of 32 or lower, whose weight has been stable for the prior 6 months. Candidates should be in good health and refrain from smoking. Candidacy for this surgery is best determined by a physical assessment from a plastic surgeon. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Epstein to learn more and find out if an abdominoplasty is right for you.

 

TUMMY TUCK NEAR ME

Enjoy the confidence of a firm, flat abdomen. Get started by scheduling a consultation to discuss your abdominoplasty with Dr. Epstein at Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Contact Concierge online by filling out the form below or call 630-283-1971 today.

Sources

¹ Staalesen T, Elander A, Strandell A, Bergh C. (2012) A systematic review of outcomes of abdominoplasty. Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery.46(3-4):139-44. 

TYPES OF TUMMY TUCKS