Tummy Tuck in Seattle
Abdominoplasty, or the tummy tuck, is a procedure that helps improve the appearance of your abdominal area. People looking into this procedure are generally looking to get rid of excess skin after profound weight loss or childbirth. Others find that this area of their body is not responding positively to diet and exercise. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck, Seattle men and women of all ages can discuss their options with Dr. Sobel at Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery. The best candidates are individuals who maintain healthy, active lifestyles.
Tummy tucks usually incorporate muscle reconstruction, liposuction, and removal of excess skin. Through an extensive consultation period, Dr. Sobel will discuss your surgical options in depth to help you understand the details of the procedure and to guide the development of a personalized surgical plan. Your health and safety is our priority.
For a tummy tuck, Seattle surgeons use general anesthesia during your surgery. An incision is made along the natural contour of the lower abdomen to minimize scar visibility. This gives Dr. Sobel access to that area of the body. First, stubborn pockets of fat are removed using liposuction techniques. As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Sobel prefers tumescent liposuction and uses thin cannulas. Second, muscles will be repaired and reconstructed to help result in a flat abdominal area. Lastly, excess skin is removed before sutures close the incision.
After your surgery, you may see swelling in your abdomen and feel discomfort, which is be alleviated by medication. Patients are required to walk 30 minutes, three times daily beginning the day after surgery. After two weeks, you can return to normal activity and in three to six months, your recovery will be complete. Throughout the healing process, you will have easy access to the doctor so that any complications can be addressed. When complete, you will have a newly restored and contoured abdomen for a more flattering figure. You can discuss the best timeline for surgery with the doctor in order to be ready for the summer, winter holidays, or any important event or occasion.
Results may vary, but we find that most of our patients, both men and women, feel more comfortable in their bodies and more confident in their personal, professional, and social lives after a tummy tuck. Whether you are putting the finishing touches on your body after a long term, successful weight loss plan or looking to restore the body after pregnancy, you can get the results you’re looking for when you come to Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery.
A tummy tuck is a very common and popular procedure in the field of plastic surgery and many of our patients are pleased with the results. Through patient education, we can help you acquire some realistic goals for a more positive body image. To explore your options and start working on a surgical plan for your personal transformation with a tummy tuck, Seattle and Bellevue residents can call (425) 453-9060. You can also fill out our form today to arrange for a consultation with the doctor. We look forward to helping you pursue a personal transformation through elective surgery.