What is a tummy tuck?
For both men and women, loose, wrinkly skin and pockets of fat in the abdominal area can be frustrating because they seem to defy all efforts to get rid of them. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are typical reasons why a person may not be able to achieve a slim and tight stomach through diet and exercise alone. At the Modern Plastic Surgery & Medspa, New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters uses abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, to help both women and men tighten the skin of the abdominal area with dramatic outcomes for a leaner, slimmer look. If you want to tighten sagging skin in your stomach area and reduce unwanted fat for a renewed, trim look, a tummy tuck may be right for you.
who is a candidate for a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is a great option for both women and men. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck:
- Are at a normal, healthy weight
- Have loose or wrinkly skin around the stomach area
- Have stubborn, pesky pockets of fat
- Aren't seeing results with diet or exercise
- Want a slimmer, more toned look
- Are women who have finished having children
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Dr. Walters Is The Creme De La Creme - I had a Mommy Makeover (extended tummy tuck and breast lift w/ fat transfer) with Dr. Jules Walters on October 24, 2018. Dr. Walters has truly been an amazing doctor. He’s patient, kind, listens to your questions and concerns and gives you his honest, professional opinion on what he thinks will give you the best outcome and most satisfying results for you personally. I am 2 weeks out from s..."- C. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"TT, Lipo and fat injected into lateral buttocks - I am completely happy with Dr Walters and his staff. I had a Tummy tuck, Lipo and fat injected into the lateral buttocks. I’ve got plenty of compliments since my surgery and I can’t recommend Dr Walter enough."- N. / RealSelf / Jun 14, 2019
"Scheduled! - I called this morning and scheduled my appointment. I’m extremely confident with the surgeon I’ve chosen. He has went above and beyond to put all my worries at ease. He has done 2 consultations with me, both being free. He spent so much time answering every concern my husband, mom and myself had (along with my 13 month old running around.) He’s such a great listener and put my words of what I was wanting into an image for me. With my weight loss, 2 kids, and breastfeeding, the skin on my breast is very thin. He explained that the size implants I was wanting (500cc-550cc) was not the best choice. That later on they would sag and eventually be unhappy with my results and need a revision. I’ve seen other ps and none of them explained this to me. I’m just great-full that I found him and he cares so much about his work and looks at the long term outcome. Honesty is key! And I love that he gives his honest professional opinion.Getting: Breast augmentation with lift, extended tummy tuck, lipo with fat transfer to the lateral butt on Friday, June 21st"- C. / RealSelf / May 15, 2019
"I had seen another doctor for a tummy tuck who I thought was Board Certified. After I took my bandage off my scar was too high and uneven. I saw Dr. Walters for a tummy tuck revision and he explained everything in detail on how he could correct it. He saw me multiple times before my surgery to make sure it was the right time to correct it. The wait was worth it. He did an amazing job! If you are thinking about getting any plastic surgery you must see Dr. Walters he’s an artist. I did lipo on several areas also with fat transfer. I have a snatched waist and defined arms and I’m still only 3 months from my surgery and my muscle definition is showing on my abdominal. He’s honest, caring and listens to all your concerns. I have my body and confidence back and I owe it to him. You will not be disappointed make an appointment and see for yourself how wonderful he is and his staff. Everyone there is caring and friendly."- B.S. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
"I’ve been looking now for about a year for a ps who would understand my needs. I finally made an appointment with 2 different ps in my area. Both had different things to say about my breast and tummy area( legs and arms also but for a different time.) I think I have made a decision. I also made a second consultation visit to talk more about what to expect. I had the sleeve surgery in 2015 and lost 100lbs. I’m also a mom of 2 witch have both been breastfed, needless to say that my body has been through a lot and is not very appealing to the eye. My skin and saggy breast are causing me to be depressed and really not wanting to do anything anymore. I don’t wear cute cloths anymore I don’t even attempt to dress sexy. For months I’ve been wearing sweatshirts and sweatpants. I dread getting a shower or being intimate with my husband. Just thinking I have to get naked especially in front of my husband or just looking in the mirror makes tears fall. I just want to feel happy in my skin again and get back to loving myself and have more convenience.Updated on 28 Jun 2019:I had my surgery on Friday June 21. Yesterday was the first day I got to see my stomach, and it looks AMAZING. I’m still very swollen but my surgeon is hands down the best. I couldn’t be more happy. My breast look perfect and my booty is round. I can’t wait until all my swelling is gone and see how I look!"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2019
how is a tummy tuck performed?
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are several surgical options that come into consideration for this surgery. To start, the incision shape and size are determined based on the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of hanging skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck, which makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic bone. People who have minimal excess skin and wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment can still benefit from an abdominoplasty, but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all abdominoplasty procedures at Dr. Jules Walters involve the removal of loose, hanging skin and liposuction for a tighter, leaner stomach.
how long is recovery after a tummy tuck?
When your tummy tuck is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression garment to decrease swelling. You may have discomfort and soreness and standing upright and walking may be difficult for a while, so you should take it easy for several days. Resuming normal movement will become less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine around two weeks after your surgery. In 4 - 6 weeks you can typically resume your workout routine if you are given permission by Dr. Walters.
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get a tighter, more toned tummy
Sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or how strict your diet, loose, sagging skin and stubborn fat around your stomach simply won't go away. If this is your struggle, a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Walters at the Modern is a perfect way to help you regain a slimmer, leaner look. If you're in New Orleans, LA, and have wrinkled, sagging skin around your abdomen, call us today to learn more about abdominoplasty and schedule a private consultation. Let us help you get a leaner, trimmer look with your own personalized tummy tuck procedure.
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