Tummy Tuck | Morehead City, Jacksonville NC
Tummy tuck surgery reshapes the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the underlying muscles. A tummy tuck at Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery is designed to help contour the abdominal wall.
Many patients who choose a tummy tuck surgery are women who experienced weakness or separation of the central abdominal wall muscles after pregnancy. These, among other issues in male or female patients, can be reversed with help from Dr. Klainer.
Tummy Tuck Helps When Diet and Exercise Can’t
During a tummy tuck, the muscles of the abdominal wall are repaired and excess fat and skin are removed, leading to a more contoured and flatter stomach. This procedure is valuable for both men and women who have excess fat and skin (beyond the point of being corrected by liposuction).
A full tummy tuck usually starts with a horizontal incision well below the navel area, followed by an additional incision near the navel to remove excess skin in that area. Most patients will require 7 to 10 days off from work and will be able to resume all normal activities after 6 weeks.
- More flattering profile
- Contour in tune with your body type and weight
It may take several weeks before initial healing goes down to see the full extent of the results. Take a look at some before and after photos here for more information as you make your decision.
Before and After Photos
Ready to see actual tummy tuck surgery results? Dr. Klainer offers tummy tuck before and after pictures to assist in your decision.
Tummy Tuck Patient 1
Tummy Tuck Patient 2
Q: Where is the Tummy Tuck surgery performed?
A: The procedure is performed at either Carteret General Hospital or The Surgical Center of Morehead City. Most patients go home after the procedure.
Q: Can Tummy Tuck surgery be safely performed with other procedures?
A: Yes. It is often performed in conjunction with other cosmetic or GYN procedures.
Q: Are there any reasons not to have an abdominoplasty?
A: Yes. If you plan future pregnancies, Abdominoplasty should be postponed as the muscles repaired at the time of surgery will be re-stretched, thereby destroying the initial results.