In Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Stephen Lazarus has been performing abdominoplasty procedures, also known as tummy tucks, since 1983. Abdominoplasty is a very effective procedure used to create a slimmer, flatter abdomen by removing excess skin and fat from the lower and middle abdominal area and tightening abdominal muscles. Patients enjoy wearing a wider variety of clothing and feel more confident about their appearance after tummy tuck surgery.
Many women seek abdominoplasty surgery because their abdominal muscles have become loose after multiple pregnancies or large fluctuations in weight. While diet and exercise can help keep your abdominal area in shape, only a tummy tuck can remove skin folds and stubborn subcutaneous fat deposits. Liposuction is often performed along with a tummy tuck to remove any unwanted fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.
The major drawback of tummy tuck surgery is the permanent scar that it will produce. The extent of the scar depends on the amount of surgery necessary. A plastic surgeon with experience in tummy tuck surgery can use special techniques to minimize scarring and place the scar in an area that will be easily hidden by bathing suits and undergarments. Over time, your scars will flatten and lighten in color.
What to Expect with Your Abdominoplasty
All abdominoplasty procedures are performed at our Knoxville, Tennessee, in-office surgical suite. Abdominoplasty requires great precision, and Dr. Lazarus will discuss the techniques available and what you can expect after surgery. During your initial consultation for abdominoplasty with Dr. Lazarus, you will discuss your goals and expectations for the surgery, and he will fully explain the procedure and technique to be used. You will view before-and-after photographs from previous abdominoplasty patients. Dr. Lazarus will evaluate your overall health and review your medical history.
A tummy tuck at our Knoxville, Tennessee, practice generally lasts from two to four hours, depending on the individual. For a few days following tummy tuck surgery, your abdomen will be swollen and mild discomfort can be expected. However, any discomfort can be controlled by medication. Depending on your initial abdominal condition, your full recovery may take from 4-6 weeks. Many patients return to work after only two weeks.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) has proven to be an incredibly effective procedure to regain a flatter stomach and curvier waistline. If you follow a healthy diet and regular exercise program, you will enjoy the results of your abdominoplasty surgery for many years.
To discuss your interest in abdominoplasty, call our Knoxville, Tennessee, office at 865.588.1662 and one of our staff associates will be glad to assist you.
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