How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?


Learn More About the Tummy Tuck Procedure, Preparation, & Recovery

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It’s easy to accumulate fat around your middle, especially as you get older. It’s not so easy to take it off! Along with the fat, you can accumulate excess tissue, causing your abdomen to protrude.

If you are tired of yo-yo dieting and doing crunches every minute of your life, it’s time to consider getting back your body with a tummy tuck!

Dr. Barbara Siwy at Siwy Plastic Surgery in Carmel, IN, wants to share the facts about a tummy tuck and how the procedure can help you.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Aging, having children, surgery and carrying excess weight can all cause you to gain stubborn abdominal fat, which can be very difficult to lose. A tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, removes both excess fat and extra skin from your middle and lower abdomen. The procedure also tightens your abdominal wall, giving you back your waist.

During your tummy tuck surgery, your skin will be surgically separated from the wall of your abdomen and your abdominal muscles will be tightened. Excess skin is removed and the area is sutured back in place. The entire procedure takes two to three hours under general anesthesia. Typically patients remain in the hospital overnight. There is also a partial tummy tuck procedure which takes between one and two hours and requires fewer incisions.

To find out more information about the surgical steps involved in a tummy tuck, and to view some amazing before-and-after photos of actual tummy tuck patients, please visit the tummy tuck page on the website.

In addition to abdominoplasty, Dr. Siwy offers a full range of plastic surgery procedures in Bloomington and Indianapolis designed to help you look your best.

If you are afraid to put on a swimsuit, it’s time to seek out help from an expert. If your self-confidence is suffering because you don’t like how you look, it’s time to consider doing something about it. It’s time to consider a tummy tuck! To find out more, call Dr. Siwy at Siwy Plastic Surgery in Carmel, IN. Call today or fill out the form on our website and get started on a new you!

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