Tummy Tuck

Achieve a Toned and Flatter Abdomen

At PMA Dermatology, we offer tummy tuck procedures to help you achieve a toned and flatter abdomen. Our skilled surgeons specialize in addressing excess skin, tightening abdominal muscles, and contouring the midsection, providing you with a more sculpted and confident appearance. Contact us today at (352) 565-7575 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how a tummy tuck can enhance your natural beauty.

What is this procedure?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. It is often performed to address issues such as loose abdominal skin, stretched muscles, and stubborn fat deposits in the midsection.

What body part does this procedure target?

A tummy tuck primarily targets the abdominal area, including:

  1. Upper abdomen: The procedure focuses on addressing excess skin and fat in the upper abdominal region, commonly known as the upper belly.
  2. Lower abdomen: It also targets the lower abdominal area, addressing issues such as a protruding belly, stretch marks, and loose skin.

Who is a good candidate for Treatment?

Good candidates for a tummy tuck are individuals who:

  • Have excess skin or sagging in the abdominal area, particularly after significant weight loss or pregnancy.
  • Have stable body weight and are close to their ideal weight.
  • Have realistic expectations about the procedure and its outcomes.
  • Are in good overall health and do not have any medical conditions that may interfere with the surgery or recovery.
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure.

During a consultation at PMA Dermatology, our experienced team will evaluate your specific needs and goals to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck.

Why is this procedure used for?

Tummy tucks are used for the following reasons:

  1. Eliminating excess skin and fat: The procedure can remove loose or sagging skin, as well as stubborn fat deposits in the abdominal area that may be resistant to diet and exercise.
  2. Restoring abdominal muscle tone: Abdominoplasty involves tightening the underlying abdominal muscles that may have become stretched or separated, resulting in a firmer and more defined midsection.
  3. Enhancing body contours: By contouring the abdomen, a tummy tuck can improve body proportions and create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing silhouette.

How Does this procedure Work?

The tummy tuck procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: You will receive either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  2. Incision placement: Incisions are strategically made along the lower abdomen, allowing the surgeon to access and remove excess skin and fat, as well as tighten the underlying muscles.
  3. Tissue removal and muscle tightening: The surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat, and then repair and tighten the abdominal muscles to create a flatter and more toned appearance.
  4. Belly button repositioning: In some cases, the position of the belly button may be adjusted to achieve a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.
  5. Incision closure: Incisions are closed with sutures, and sterile dressings may be applied to aid in the healing process.
  6. Recovery and follow-up: You will be provided with detailed post-operative instructions to facilitate your recovery. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns.

What is the cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the procedure, the techniques used, the surgeon’s expertise, and the geographic location of the practice. During your consultation at PMA Dermatology, we will provide you with a comprehensive cost estimate tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Benefits of Arm Lifts

Undergoing a tummy tuck at PMA Dermatology offers numerous benefits, including:

  1. Flatter and more toned abdomen: The procedure can help you achieve a flatter and more sculpted abdominal contour.
  2. Improved body confidence: By addressing excess skin, fat, and muscle laxity, a tummy tuck can enhance your body confidence and self-esteem.
  3. Enhanced clothing fit: With a smoother and firmer abdomen, you can enjoy better fitting clothes and improved comfort.
  4. Long-lasting results: When combined with a healthy lifestyle, the results of a tummy tuck can be long-lasting, allowing you to maintain a more toned abdomen for years to come.

Take the first step towards achieving a toned and flatter abdomen by contacting PMA Dermatology at (352) 565-7575 to schedule a consultation. Our experienced team will provide personalized recommendations and support you throughout your tummy tuck journey.