The team at Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, PLLC, understands the “battle of the bulge” that many people face. Individuals seeking a slimmer midsection or tighter abdominal skin following significant weight loss or pregnancy should consider abdominoplasty at our Missoula, Montana practice as their solution. Dr. Stephen Hardy and our staff have years of training and experience performing abdominoplasty surgery. If you would like a trimmer tummy, please contact Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, PLLC.
Abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat, skin, and tissue to correct a protruding or loose, sagging abdomen caused by heredity, multiple pregnancies, prior surgery, significant fluctuations in weight, or congenital spine abnormalities that affect posture. Not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program, a tummy tuck can, however, create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile and addresses conditions like diastasis, where the abdominal muscles have weakened or separated.
A tummy tuck at our Missoula cosmetic surgery practice is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat around abdomen area. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is ideal for patients who have sagging abdomen caused by multiple pregnancies or massive weight loss. A tummy tuck can create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile, but it’s not a substitute for weight loss.
Good candidates for a tummy tuck are nonsmoking, healthy individuals without medical conditions that could impair healing; candidates should not be planning substantial weight loss or considering future pregnancies. To ensure the success and safety of your abdominoplasty, our Missoula team encourages you to be completely candid during your consultation with Dr. Hardy. Your health, aesthetic desires, and lifestyle will be reviewed, and you should be prepared to discuss the reasons why you are considering a tummy tuck, as well as your expectations of your desired outcome. Dr. Hardy will discuss your options, likely outcomes of the surgery, and any risks or potential complications. Dr. Hardy may also recommend a course of treatment.
The decision to undergo abdominoplasty is extremely personal and you will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals. You will also need to determine whether the costs, risks, and potential complications are acceptable. If you choose to have a tummy tuck performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first 48 hours following surgery.
For individuals concerned about the size or shape of their stomach, abdominoplasty may be the solution. Our team of trained professionals is ready to help you reach your aesthetic goals. If you think you may be a suitable candidate for abdominoplasty, contact our Missoula plastic surgery center to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hardy.
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