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Tummy Tuck

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Understanding Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a favored procedure for both women and men who want a smoother, firmer midsection. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us aim for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these approaches cannot produce the results we are looking for. An abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, can diminish loose skin and fat and tighten slack fascia.

Many patients are uncomfortable about the extra skin and fat they may have around their midsection. A tummy tuck can eliminate stretch marks and excess skin in the lower abdomen below the belly button. No matter the situation, an abdominoplasty can serve to tighten and reshape the midsection to establish beautiful contours.

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Tummy Tuck

Before & Afters


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Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
  • Refined lower torso
  • Youthful looking lower body
  • Increased energy
  • Reduced risk of hernia
  • Enhanced posture and confidence
Who's Eligible?

Tummy Tuck Candidates

You may be an excellent patient for this procedure if you are in good physical health, have reasonable expectations, are done having children, and are tired of living with the loose skin and surplus fat around your torso.

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Questions and Answers

Tummy Tuck FAQs

Pinnacle Plastic Surgery’s tummy tuck involves extracting most of the skin and fat below the belly button in a horizontal or elliptical shape. Permanent sutures are used to tighten the fascia, which superimposes the abdominal muscles. This produces a firmer abdominal wall and tightens the waistline.

An entire abdominoplasty typically takes two to five hours, depending on the scope of work prescribed. This procedure is commonly performed under general anesthesia.

The skin surrounding the belly button will then be readjusted and restored. The incision from hip to hip above the pubic area will be stitched together and will leave behind a scar that lays along the natural crease within the bikini line. The scar’s noticeability fluctuates from person to person.

Drains can be placed during surgery to hinder fluid collection serums. In particular circumstances, drains are placed beneath the skin for several weeks following surgery. Patients will be advised on how to tend for the drains. A supportive garment, known as an abdominal binder, can also be worn for four to six weeks after the operation.

Some of the tummy tuck results are instant, while it may take up to six months or more to see the final results. All the while, the swelling slowly resolves and some amount of skin tightening may occur leading to an even more dramatic result.

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Dr. Klenke is dedicated to you and take pride in helping you achieve your best results. At Pinnacle, our goal is to customize a treatment specifically for each individual. In your initial consultation, our team will evaluate your health, and define which surgical procedures are most suitable for you based on your body and a personalized surgical plan will be created. We are here to help you meet your body goals!

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