A flat and well-toned abdomen is something most of us hope to achieve. Many women find that after pregnancy, they have extra skin and loose musculature. Unfortunately, even with a strong commitment to exercise and a healthy diet, that flat tummy can still elude us. At the plastic surgery practice of Jon Kurkjian, MD, we believe that a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is still the gold standard for abdominal contouring. While other techniques may deliver mild changes, the only way to remove excess fat and loose skin from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles is through a tummy tuck.
Dr. Kurkjian is an aesthetic fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing the most modern and advanced techniques to help achieve every patient’s cosmetic goals. Safety is paramount and always a key component to Dr. Kurkjian’s approach.
Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery
A tummy tuck is a great option to treat conditions such as:
- Sagging and loose abdominal skin
- Protruding abdominal contour
- Weakened abdominal muscles
- Excess fat between the abdominal muscles and the skin
Tummy Tuck Techniques and Considerations
During your personal consultation, Dr. Kurkjian will explain in detail his abdominoplasty technique, the advantages of each option as well as the possible complications involved.
Individuals with relatively normal body weight, and excess skin and fat in the abdomen are ideal candidates for the procedure. Those who are planning substantial weight loss or women considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone the tummy tuck surgery.
After evaluating your abdominal anatomy, Dr. Kurkjian will recommend either a full abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck often combined with liposuction. Liposuction of the abdomen at the time of an abdominoplasty is a more modern technique that Dr. Kurkjian may recommend for you.
Safe Procedure and Speedy Recovery
At our practice, our staff takes great care to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable experience. Dr. Kurkjian also provides comprehensive post-surgical care and regular follow-ups to ensure that you are guided through the entire healing process. A compression garment is typically provided to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen as it heals. Our office will give you specific and detailed instructions to aid in your recovery from the tummy tuck procedure. Depending on the type of abdominoplasty and your physical condition, you can typically return to work after two weeks following the procedure.
Contact Our Practice
If you would like more information about tummy tuck surgery, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kurkjian, please feel free to contact us today.