Tummy tucks reduce fat and remove
sagging skin on the abdomen for a slimmer,
flatter stomach and attractively contoured waistline
Tummy tucks reduce fat and remove sagging skin on the abdomen for a slimmer, flatter stomach and attractively contoured waistline.
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.
If you have trouble getting rid of stubborn belly fat or struggle with excess belly skin from weight loss or pregnancy, a tummy tuck can help. Dr Martin is the leading abdominoplasty surgeon in Chicago, Illinois. During this procedure, your surgeon Dr. Martin will remove any excess skin and fat. In addition, she will focus on tightening the abdominal muscles, leading to a firmer and flatter stomach.
With years of experience, Dr. Martin has the expertise to help you achieve the body transformation goals you desire, while helping you gain the self-confidence boost you deserve. Give us a call at 630-283-1971 or reach out to us online to schedule your complimentary tummy tuck consultation and learn how this procedure can not only enhance your figure but transform your life.
A tummy tuck is a surgery that helps remove extra fat and skin from your belly. It can increase your self-esteem and help you look and feel better about yourself. There are many benefits of a tummy tuck. One of the most important is how this procedure tightens and sculpts the stomach area. Some additional benefits of a tummy tuck include:
At Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Martin 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 leading surgeons serving Chicago’s Gold Coast, Barrington, Naperville, Northbrook and Geneva, Dr. Martin is frequently sought after for her attention to detail and her excellent results. Dr. Martin will discuss the best options for you based on your current body type. She 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 pictures depict real patients and are chosen to represent examples of achievable results. Depending on your anatomy and goals, Dr. Martin can help guide you to your optimal body shaping results.
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.
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. Martin will remove this excess skin and fat. In addition, they focuses on tightening the abdominal muscles, leading to a firmer and flatter stomach.
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.
There are different types of abdominoplasty techniques utilized by Dr. Martin. The specific method is based on your individual needs. During your consultation, they will work closely with you to determine the best option for your unique concerns.
A traditional abdominoplasty, or full tummy tuck, is the most common type of abdominoplasty. This procedure helps tighten and sculpt the lower belly by removing unwanted fat and skin. This is a popular surgery for women who have gone through pregnancy and childbirth. 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. Martin uses typically spans the width of your hip bones to yield the best contour and remove all redundant skin.
Additionally, a second incision is made around the belly button. Here, liposuction can be used to sculpt and reshape the belly and tighten the stomach muscles. As a result, the belly appears flatter and more toned. The skin is stretched down and stitched back together. Sometimes the belly button is repositioned, so the result looks natural and balanced. On average, this procedure removes up to four inches from a patient’s waistline.
The full abdominoplasty technique will require longer recovery time than a “mini tummy tuck” but yields more dramatic results. It can take several weeks for the swelling to go down and for the incision site to completely heal. A tummy tuck scar will reach from hip bone to hip bone and can be hidden under a swimsuit. Additionally, patients will need to avoid doing any strenuous activities or heavy lifting for at least six weeks. The full method is often used for women who have had significant weight loss.
Unlike a classic tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck is a less invasive surgery. 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 procedure only removes a little bit of skin and fat from the lower part of the stomach. 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. Compared to a traditional tummy tuck, this procedure is quicker and recovery time is shorter.
After your procedure, you most often return home. You will wear a compression garment for several weeks following your surgery. This will prevent swelling, improve blood circulation, and prevent any complications. A compression garment also helps contour your body as it adjusts to its new shape. A drain may be 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.
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.
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.
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. Martin, to learn more and find out if an abdominoplasty is right for you.
If you are unhappy with your stomach pooch and want a slimmer, smoother stomach, a tummy tuck can be the perfect option for you to consider. Learn more about all of the tummy tuck options available at Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery so you can be on your way to enjoying the confidence of a firm, flat abdomen.
You can get started by scheduling a complimentary consultation to discuss your abdominoplasty with Dr. Martin at Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Contact Concierge Medspa online by filling out the form below or call 630-283-1971 today. We look forward to sharing more about how this transformative body sculpting procedure can help you enjoy a slimmer, enhanced figure that looks and feels amazing.