Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery (abdominoplasty) – Types, Cost, Recovery & Risks Northern Virginia | Maryland

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Posted on December 6, 2018 under Tummy Tuck

During a tummy tuck surgery that removes excess fat from the stomach area, plastic surgeons also restore weak and frayed muscles from that area to make a smooth and firm profile. According to figures released by the American Society for Plastic Surgery tummy tuck or “abdominoplasty” is among the top five surgical procedures performed between men and women during 2014. The most common causes of the sagging stomach in Northern Virginia and elsewhere around the world are age, pregnancy, heredity, and sudden weight loss. Though most people in reasonably good health with excess fat deposits in the midsection can undergo tummy tuck surgery, they cannot do so if they have serious medical conditions.

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Different types of tummy tuck cosmetic surgeries

Full Tummy Tuck – In this procedure the entire skin of the abdominal area is lifted off the underlying muscles after the incision is made around the belly button to keep it attached to the wall muscles. After the removal of excess skin and fat, the belly button area is tightened and repaired. A full tummy tuck is most commonly performed on women that have the problem of split abdominal muscles or Diastasis Recti in Chevy Chase, MD.

Mini Tummy Tuck – During this procedure Dr. A. Dean Jabs only removes loose abdominal skin without making any cuts around the belly button area. If the patient specifically requires a bikini tuck then mini abdominoplasty is carried out by making incisions along the bikini line in Rockville, MD.

Nonsurgical Tummy Tuck – Abdominal tightening can also be achieved with lasers liposuction technique referred to as SlimLipo. This non-surgical method provides both skin tightening and fat removal and is preferred by people that are not comfortable with full abdominoplasty. Other types of non-surgical tummy tuck methods in Alexandria, VA are LuxIR Deep, Thermage, and radiofrequency energy to tighten skin.

Tummy Tuck Photo Gallery – Female
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Recovery and risks – As explained by plastic surgeons

You may select the best plastic surgeon and hospital in Bethesda, MD for the procedure but you will have to tolerate pain and swelling for at least a couple of weeks following surgery and soreness for months afterward. It generally takes between seven to ten days for patients to walk straight after the abdominoplasty surgery. If you have pre-existing illnesses like liver disease, diabetes, or lung problems then you may suffer from complications like blood clots or bleeding which can lead to a slow healing process.

Being an intensive cosmetic surgery procedure lasting at least four to five hours involving large incisions, the tummy tuck may leave you with large scars that will stay for a lifetime. After the surgery, Dr. Franklin D. Richards will advise painkillers and topical medicine for application on the sutures to reduce your discomfort to some extent. If a patient’s threshold of pain is low then doctors advise a pain pump to infuse local anesthesia into the surgery area which helps in pain reduction.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit https://cosmeticplastics.com/  or  http://breastaugmentationmd.com/ Serving patients in and around Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax County, Rockville, Alexandria, Chevy Chase, and Potomac.

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers