Tummy Tuck
(Abdominoplasty)

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What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can help you to achieve a flatter, well-contoured abdomen. Tummy tucks can help to decrease the protrusion of the abdomen that can be caused by: pregnancy, aging, significant fluctuations in weight, heredity, or previous surgeries, by removing excess fat and skin and restoring weakened or separated abdominal muscles. At CAPS we know tummy tucks are a great strategy to get you looking, feeling, and living better.

Is a tummy tuck right for me?

The best way to determine the answer to this question is to meet with a trusted, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your treatment options. The Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at CAPS will take the time to get to know your unique medical history and aesthetic goals before recommending a procedure. If you’re ready to see if a tummy tuck is right for you, schedule a consultation today.

What should I expect during my consultation?

At CAPS, the satisfaction of our patients is our priority. That’s why we place a great deal of importance on your consultation. The goal of the consultation is to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. During your consultation, your doctor will explain the full procedure to you and will ask you several questions including:

  • Why do you want tummy tuck?
  • What are your expectations for the procedure?
  • What is your desired outcome?
  • Do you have any drug allergies?
  • What previous medical treatments have you received?
  • Have you had any previous surgeries? If so, what were they?
  • Do you plan to become pregnant in the future?
  • Are you currently at a stable weight?

In addition to asking these questions, your Plastic Surgeon will use your consultation to evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors you may have, discuss your tummy tuck options, take photographs for your medical record, recommend a course of treatment, discuss likely outcomes of a tummy tuck and any risks or potential complications, and answer any questions you may have.

What should I expect before my tummy tuck?

Before your tummy tuck, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that may increase bleeding.

We will also give you special instructions about what to do the night before and morning of your surgery and regarding your post-operative care and follow-up appointments.

What will happen during my tummy tuck?

First, you’ll be administered anesthesia. Your Plastic Surgeon will recommend the anesthesia option that is best for you. Then, you’ll go to sleep while your skilled Plastic Surgeon and well-trained staff perform the tummy tuck. The exact procedure will vary depending on your unique needs and desired outcomes. Your doctor can walk you through every step of the procedure during your consultation.

What should I expect after my tummy tuck?

Your doctor will give you instructions regarding your post-operative care. Following these instructions is absolutely vital for the success of your surgery. These instructions will include ensuring that your surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during your recovery. Your doctor will also instruct you regarding the proper care of the surgical site, the use of medications to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, and your overall follow-up care.

What will my results be like?

Your results will be permanent and, to some extent, immediately visible. As you heal, the full extent of your results will become visible. By maintaining your weight you can help to preserve the full effects of your tummy tuck for years to come. By trusting the skilled, Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at CAPS to perform your tummy tuck, you can be confident that you are in good hands.

Dr. Vasko was a pleasure to meet and made me feel very comfortable. She spent a lot of time with me explaining my problem and how she could help to fix me up! Her expertise was shown in every aspect! I truly felt that trust from the start!

Patient of Dr. Vasko

Dr. Heck is extremely courteous and professional and puts a patient at ease quickly. There was no doubt I was in very capable hands.

Patient of Dr. Heck

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