Abdominoplasty, also known as “ tummy tuck,” is performed in Kansas City, Missouri, at the plastic surgery facility of Dr. Thompson. Abdominoplasty is one of the most widely recognized of all plastic surgery procedures. Tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat in the abdominal area and tightens the abdominal wall.
Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for overall weight loss, but works well for people who are of normal weight yet carry excess fat and skin in their abdominal area that refuses to respond to a healthy diet and exercise program. Abdominoplasty is especially helpful for women who have stretched abdominal skin or lost muscle tone due to pregnancy.
Depending on the patient’s body shape, the abdominoplasty procedure may be combined with liposuction to provide the patient with a result as close as possible to the patient’s desires. Dr. Thompson will consult with you regarding abdominoplasty and liposuction combined with abdominoplasty at our Kansas City, Missouri, cosmetic surgery center and help you determine the best method to reach your goals.
Abdominoplasty usually takes between two and three hours to complete, depending on the size of the abdominal excess. After the tummy tuck procedure, the abdominal area may be tender and swollen for awhile. Once the swelling subsides the results of the tummy tuck will become evident.
After the abdominoplasty, most patients experience a more toned, tightened, flatter abdominal area. With proper diet and exercise, tummy tuck results can last a long time. To learn more about tummy tuck at our center serving Kansas City and Liberty, Missouri, please contact us today!