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Tummy Tuck (Full, Mini, or Extended Abdominoplasty) – Metairie, New Orleans, LA

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About Abdominoplasty Surgery

For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat in the abdominal region can be frustrating despite efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the typical reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a slim and tight stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a body contouring enhancement that redefines the abdominal region, achieving attractive outcomes for patients. New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters performs tummy tuck surgery that is based on the condition of the abdomen. This cosmetic treatment at Walters Plastic Surgery allows men and women the opportunity to have a toned, smaller abdomen and more confidence.

Ideal Candidates

Tummy tuck surgery can be offered to both women and men. If you cannot lose or reduce loose or wrinkly skin in addition to pesky pockets of fat in the stomach, this body contouring procedure can help create a slimming and more toned look. Dr. Walters advises you to be at a normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it surgically corrects loose skin. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to reduce fat. If your abdomen has good skin laxity but you still are not satisfied with how your tummy looks and feels even if diet and exercise have failed, you may be more suited for liposuction. Women interested in an abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.

Surgical Technique

An abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Walters, which is applied toward the individual's current condition. To start, the incision shape and size is determined based on the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of hanging skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic bone. Some individuals who are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from an abdominoplasty, but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all abdominoplasty procedures at Walters Plastic Surgery involve the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.

What to Expect

When an abdominoplasty is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to decrease swelling. Standing upright and walking will be hard to accomplish for awhile, so you should take it easy for several days. Resuming normal movement becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine somewhere around two weeks after. Workouts can begin around four to six weeks if you are given permission by Dr. Walters. The midsection will feel some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.

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A variety of factors can result in a sagging tummy that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be almost impossible to correct — tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcoming this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, skin tightening surgery by Dr. Walters in New Orleans, LA can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Walters Plastic Surgery for more information.

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