Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is explained by leading board certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Peter E. Johnson. Learn more about his philosophy on tummy tuck surgery, procedure information, and care after surgery.
Though liposuction alone can help many reduce unwanted fat, others may find a tummy tuck to be the right solution. Dr. Peter Johnson, often encounters patients who have dieted, jogged, nearly everything possible but still were unable to reduce unsightly fat deposits in their abdomen and stomach area. Dr. Johnson’s goal for a tummy tuck procedure is to create a flat, firm stomach, as well as a thinner waist. As with all of his surgical procedures, Dr. Johnson tailors a tummy tuck procedure to an individual’s needs, with a variety of surgical techniques. A partial tummy tuck, or mini tummy tuck, can be applied in conjunction with liposuction, also referred to liposculpture.
If you have skin laxity, loose skin or stretch marks above the belly button, you could be an ideal candidate for a full tummy tuck. If your skin laxity is limited to the area below your belly button, a modified abdominoplasty would be best suitable for you, (also known as a “partial” or “mini” tummy tuck.) Both abdominoplasty techniques, tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck procedures can also be combined with cosmetic liposuction for the best body contouring results. In your complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Johnson, he will take the time to explain which tummy tuck procedure will best achieve your needs.
At the Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Johnson’s goal with a tummy tuck procedure is to tighten the abdominal muscles to provide a sleeker, stronger abdominal wall, as well as making the waist smaller. Any loose, lax skin often compromised by stretch marks, is removed. As for recovery, you will be up in a day or two after surgery, but activity may be restricted for three or four weeks while your tissues firm and heal. Most of Dr. Johnson’s patients return to work within a couple of weeks, ready to make a fresh start.
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Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, in Chicago offered by Dr. Peter E. Johnson, a board certified plastic surgeon. Information about tummy tuck surgery, procedure information, and post surgery care.