Tummy tuck surgery, or Abdominoplasty, 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, or Abdominoplasty, to be the right solution. Dr. Peter Johnson, Plastic Surgeon, often encounters patients who have dieted, jogged, and done everything possible but still were unable to reduce the unsightly fat deposits in their abdomen and stomach area. Dr. Johnson’s goal in a tummy tuck procedure is to create a flat, firm stomach and a thinner waist. As with all of his surgical procedures, Dr. Johnson tailors a tummy tuck procedure to an individual 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 may be an ideal candidate for a full tummy tuck. If your skin laxity is limited to the area below your belly button, you may better served by a modified abdominoplasty, known as a “partial” or “mini” tummy tuck. Both abdominoplasty techniques, the 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 is best suited to your needs and goals.
At the Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Johnson’s goal in a tummy tuck procedure is to tighten the abdominal muscles to provide a sleeker, stronger abdominal wall and to make the waist smaller. 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 tissues firm and heal. Most of Dr. Johnson’s patients return to work within a couple of weeks, ready to start afresh.
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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, post surgery care.