Abdominoplasty surgery, better known as the tummy tuck, is a favorite among both men and women as it returns a youthful, athletic appearance to the abdomen and belly button by safely removing excess skin and fat, and surgically tightening the muscles in the region. The result is both improved self image and increased confidence. Abdominoplasty is particularly popular among women who have had multiple pregnancies, as pregnancy commonly produces stretch marks and fat deposits. Beside pregnancy, other reasons for considering a tummy tuck are if you suffer from loose skin due to excessive weight loss or find yourself unable to flatten your abdominal region through diet and exercise alone.
Abdominoplasty surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a horizontal incision across your lower abdomen, stretch the skin away from the muscle, remove the excess skin and fat, and place sutures in the abdominal wall for tightening. He may often simultaneously perform liposuction, but this is something that will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation.
Your surgery will be performed at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our privately owned, fully licensed, certified, and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. Post surgery, most patients will spend one night at the Summit Center in Flagstaff for recovery care, and will need to wear a velcro abdominal binder for about three weeks. Full recovery takes approximately six weeks, but most patients are driving by the end of week one.
To learn more about abdominoplasty surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary Abdominoplasty consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.
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Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona (PSNA) is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical care to all the residents of northern Arizona. With a main office in Flagstaff and satellite offices in Sedona, Cottonwood, the Village of Oak Creek, Kingman, Payson, Page, Lakeside, and Prescott, PSNA offers its patients the convenience of a wide variety of procedures as well as locations.
Dr. Lex, Dr. Quigley, Dr. Boettcher, and Dr. Cole are all board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and all are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. All three doctors perform everything from facelifts and Mommy Makeovers to breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery and skin cancer reconstruction, to endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, and dermal fillers.
In addition to being Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Lex, Dr. Quigley, Dr. Boettcher, and Dr. Cole are all hand surgery specialists, treating everything from hand trauma to arthritis and other hand dysfunction, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.