Are you struggling with stubborn fat around your midsection? For many of us, no matter how rigorously we watch our diet, strive to maintain a healthy diet, or how many hours we spend working out, the fat that clings to our stomach refuses to budge.
While many non-surgical options promise incredible results, it may take a series of treatments to achieve your ideal aesthetic midsection improvement.
A tummy tuck can help you remove fat excess belly fat and loose skin. It in addition to providing a slimmer midsection, as well as a trimmer waistline, it can also reduce back pain caused by a weakening of your core muscles, reduce the urinary incontinence many women experience in childbirth or aging, and correct ventral hernias.
Many individuals may consider an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) as a good way to rid yourself of belly fat that is causing a lot of frustration; however, like any elective surgery, it needs to be carefully considered. A tummy tuck is an advanced procedure that requires specialized expertise and training.
Dr. Greg Chernoff is a board-certified plastic surgeon who will thoroughly discuss your aesthetic goals, and help you decide if a tummy tuck is the right procedure for you.
What is a tummy tuck surgery?
A tummy tuck first tightens the muscles in the abdominal wall and then removes excess fatty tissue and skin. Many patients combine their tummy tuck with other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, Facelift, Neck Lift, Eyelid Surgery or other procedures.
A tummy tuck procedure times vary depending on each individual case. The procedure itself is as follows:
- The patient is given anesthesia.
- A small incision is made between the pubic hairline and belly button.
- The underlying abdominal muscles are repaired.
- The upper abdominal skin is adjusted, excess skin trimmed, and remaining skin sutured together.
Dr. Chernoff and his specialists will provide you with proper aftercare instructions and advise you to avoid strenuous activity for a specific amount of time.
PREPARING FOR TUMMY TUCK SURGERY SURGERYPrior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.
What results can you expect?
You should be able to see the results within 6 months. By this time the swelling will have gone down and scar tissue will be less noticeable.*
After Surgery Care
Tummy tuck patients must wear a compression garment for several weeks to provide support to the abdomen during the healing process.* Pain connected with a tummy tuck is addressed with oral pain relief medication. Recovery periods will vary from patient to patient. You will need to give your body the time it needs to heal.
Following your abdominoplasty, Dr. Chernoff and our dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for yourself following your surgery to promote healing while reducing discomfort.
Dr. Chernoff will recommend when you can return to work and other activities. Strenuous activities where you have to lift and/or strain your abdominal muscles must be avoided for several months.*
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your tummy tuck surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Chernoff is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of face and body cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.