Tummy Tuck Washington, DC
Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a term applied to a variety of procedures that remove skin and fat and re-contour the body from the ribs to the pubic bone. Most commonly it is used to reverse the effects that aging, pregnancy, or significant fluctuations in weight can have on the skin and muscles of the abdomen. Some approaches remove only excess skin and fat; most also tighten the muscles of the belly. The larger the amount of skin to be removed, the longer the incision. In some cases, a new belly button is repositioned (a “standard” abdominoplasty) and the muscles tightened. In a mini-abdominoplasty, the belly button is not moved and does not have a visible scar, but not as much change is needed.
The procedure may be conducted either on an outpatient or inpatient basis, depending on the extensiveness of the procedure and on the patient’s individual medical needs. Patients generally return to work within a month and to strenuous activity within six weeks. Results vary by age and weight gain, but offer especially significant results after pregnancies.
My experience with Dr. Olding and his staff was absolutely wonderful
My experience with Dr. Olding and his staff was absolutely wonderful. After several consultations with other plastic surgeons I settled on Dr. Olding because I believed he was the most qualified and showed the best judgment while explaining my procedure to me. He was also recommended to me by my trusted dermatologist so that factored into my decision as well.
Patients might experience temporary swelling, soreness or bruising following a tummy tuck. Potential complications include blood clots to the lungs, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, fluid retention, excessive scarring, or necrosis of the skin around the belly button. A blood clot and possible pulmonary embolus (PE) are feared complications of an abdominoplasty.
* Individual results may vary.
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