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A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which excess fat and skin are removed from your abdominal area. In addition, our Arizona tummy tuck surgeons can tighten stomach muscles with this procedure to produce a stronger and more attractive core.
Your tummy tuck procedure will be catered to address your specific needs, but in general, surgical steps for this procedure are fairly similar.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery requires an incision from hip to hip, just below the bikini line. Through this incision, our surgeons will be able to tighten your abdominal muscles, remove stubborn deposits of fat, and eliminate excess, sagging skin. The entire procedure can take two to five hours, depending on the amount of sculpting you require.
Following tummy tuck surgery you will be supplied with compression garments and specific care instructions. It is important that you follow these instructions to help ensure proper healing and to minimize any unnecessary complications.
While these steps are standard, each tummy tuck is different. Our plastic surgeons will discuss what you can expect during your initial tummy tuck consultation.
If you live in the Scottsdale or Phoenix areas of Arizona and would like more information on the tummy tuck procedure, please contact Gawley Plastic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation.