Tummy Tuck in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. F. Leigh Phillips, III, PA, FACS is Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida’s Source for Plastic Surgery and the Ultimate in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Enhancements, including the tummy tuck.
Sometimes, no amount of exercise is enough to give you a well-toned stomach. Even if your body weight is considered normal for your height, you can still have an abdomen with sagging skin.
Tummy Tuck Description and Benefits
The abdominoplasty – commonly referred to as a tummy tuck – is a surgical procedure that tightens abdominal muscles while removing excess fat and skin. Tummy tucks are generally performed as an outpatient procedure using a general anesthetic.
Common Reasons for a Tummy Tuck:
- Weakened or separated abdominal muscles
- Excess fat concentrated in the abdomen
- Sagging abdominal skin
- Protruding abdomen
Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tummy tuck takes approximately two to three hours. Dr. Phillips will make an incision across the lower abdomen just below the bikini line. A second incision will be made around the navel so that it will be correctly positioned after the excess abdominal tissue has been removed. Through the lower abdominal incision, skin and fat are separated from the abdominal wall, and excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. The abdominal muscles are tightened if needed.
What Can I Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Patients are usually able to return home a few hours after a tummy tuck. For the first several days after you surgery, avoid sitting for long stretches of time. Take short walks to encourage blood circulation, but avoid strenuous activities at all costs. After a few weeks, you can resume most of your normal activities.
Most patients experience some swelling and bruising for the first few weeks after tummy tuck surgery. As with any surgery, there are risks to consider, but complications from tummy tucks are rare.
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What is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck in Fort Lauderdale?
The price of a tummy tuck will vary depending on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve the desired stomach appearance. Dr. Phillips accepts many direct payment options and uses CareCredit as a financing option.
Whether you are looking to enhance your appearance non-invasively through skin rejuvenation treatments or invasively through plastic surgery, Dr. Phillips can help the residents of Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and all of Broward County make your medical and aesthetic goals become a reality. Call us today to schedule your tummy tuck consultation at 954-271-1646!