What is a Tummy Tuck?


Want to remove unwanted fat from your midsection? Find out how a Tummy Tuck can help.

Tummy Tuck
It can be frustrating when exercising and dietary changes aren’t helping you target and eliminate that stubborn fat around your stomach.

You are not alone. Countless people deal with this issue whether due to age, being overweight or after pregnancy.

If you’ve tried everything and are looking for a way to get rid of excess fat around your stomach, it’s time to talk to your Carmel, IN plastic surgeon, Dr. Barbara Siwy, to see if a Tummy Tuck is right for you.

What is the purpose of a tummy tuck?

Also referred to as an abdominoplasty, this surgery is designed to remove extra fat and skin from the abdomen. If you opt for a full tummy tuck, your Carmel, IN cosmetic surgeon can also tighten the abdominal muscles that may have stretched over time.

Am I a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment?

It’s important that any patient looking to get cosmetic surgery has stellar health and isn’t dealing with any untreated diseases or pre-existing conditions. Being in good health can reduce your chances of complications and also help make your recovery process easier.

Besides good health, you should also have realistic expectations of your treatment outcome. When you come into our Carmel office for a tummy tuck consultation, it’s important that you share your goals with us so that we can ensure that this surgery is the one that will meet your expectations.

It’s also important to note that if you are planning to have children, you may want to consider getting this procedure after rather than before, as the abdominal muscles can stretch back out during pregnancy and affect the results of your Tummy Tuck.

What should I expect from my procedure?

Because of the extent of this surgery, a Tummy Tuck is always performed under general anesthesia. We will make an incision across your abdomen (usually at the bikini line, where it can be hidden) and then separate the skin and fat from the muscles. Another incision is made near the belly button to remove loose skin. If you are planning on getting a full tummy tuck, we will also tighten the abdominal muscles.

Siwy Plastic Surgery is here to provide you with a full range of plastic and cosmetic procedures to get the look you want. Turn to your Carmel, IN cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Siwy, today for a consultation!

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