Treating a Belly That Won’t Budge
So many women and men complain of the same issue with their midsection: a bulge right above their pant line that just won’t go away.
Tummy tucks assist in resolving issues associated with excess skin and stretched muscles from:
- Major weight loss
Designed to remove the unsightly bulges and excess skin from your midsection, a tummy tuck also tightens the underlying muscles on your abdominal wall.
What You Need to Know About the Tummy Tuck Procedure
Performed under general anesthesia or local with sedation, a tummy tuck takes about 2-5 hours to complete. Typically, tummy tuck incisions travel across the hips and often resemble the shape of bicycle handlebars. Our surgeons take extra measures to make sure your incision are in an area where scarring will be inconspicuous or well-hidden. Excess tissue and skin are removed, and the incision will be closed with sutures. Some discomfort such as swelling, soreness, numbness, bruising or tiredness can be associated with tummy tuck surgery but should subside in several weeks.
You should be back to work in about 2-4 weeks, and should refrain from any strenuous activity for about six weeks or until you have fully healed.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?
Surgical proficiency is essential when it comes to tummy tucks, but it’s the artistic aptitude – adding the subtle details – which enhance the essence of your beauty. Dr. Boschert, Dr. Craig and Dr. Mills are experts in performing tummy tucks in St. Louis, and proficient artistry creates natural-looking results that define your midsection and restore your confidence. Using skilled techniques, our doctors provide the most firm, flat, and smooth stomach contour possible.
All of our plastic surgeons at Renaissance take pride in helping each patient reach their aesthetic tummy tuck goals and take care to address any of your concerns or questions.
Watch satisfied patients talk about the great experience they had with their tummy tuck.