Tummy Tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is performed at the Ashburn, Virginia plastic surgery practice of Dr. Timothy Mountcastle. Remove unwanted fat deposits, and tone and flatten your stomach with a tummy tuck procedure.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle: “Tummy Tuck is basically for any patient, from someone who has had a number of children, to someone who has had a large weight loss, from either surgery or just being able to lose the weight on their own. Patients who have extra skin – that is the patient who is an excellent candidate for a Tummy Tuck – or someone who has a large amount of stretch marks from pregnancy. Tummy Tuck is also for patients who have worked out and try to get rid of those trouble areas and just can’t do it. Or remove that extra bit of skin or fat that they can’t get rid of no matter how much exercise they do.
The surgery takes around two to three hours. Recovery time is approximately one to two weeks; it’s a little bit longer than most of the other surgeries because it’s a much bigger surgery. But in general, patients are getting back to their normal activity, but there’s a lot more swelling, and there needs to be something called â€˜drains’ placed, which can be a bit cumbersome to deal with in the postoperative period.
Patients who have tummy tucks are just ecstatic. They’re able to come back in fit into that dress or skirt that they were unable to fit into, or able to get rid of that little bit of extra tissue that they have been in the gym just feverishly working out, and now they finally have that flat abdomen again.”