Some people do dozens of abdominal exercises each day, yet still find it impossible to achieve the tight, slender midsection they desire. If you want to improve the appearance of your abdomen, an abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck”, performed by Dr. Barttelbort can help you achieve a smoother, trimmer torso.
Abdominoplasty begins with an incision made along the lower torso, which can be hidden nicely below the belt line. Next, Dr. Barttelbort separates the skin from the underlying abdominal muscles, which he then tightens with carefully placed sutures to narrow the waistline and flatten the abdomen. At this point, Dr. Barttelbort may utilize liposuction techniques for abdominal contouring and further skin tightening. During the final stage of tummy tuck, the skin is re-draped over the muscles, excess skin is removed, and the incision is meticulously stitched closed.
Dr. Barttelbort can perform abdominoplasty in conjunction with a procedure known as circumferential belt lipectomy, which offers additional contouring through the removal of fat and excess skin from the flanks and back. This procedure is ideal for patients who have recently lost a significant amount of weight through gastric bypass surgery or changes in diet and exercise. For your comfort during healing after tummy tuck, Dr. Barttelbort and his team closely watch over you to help with pain management methods and control post-operative discomfort. We invite you to view before and after pictures of our abdominoplasty patients by visiting our photo gallery.
Contact our office today for more information about tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or to schedule a body contouring consultation with Dr. Barttelbort.