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What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is 100 percent customized for the individual. Dr. Repta uses cutting edge surgical techniques to tighten the underlying muscle structure, remove excess loose skin and fat, along with stretchmarks on the lower abdomen. With advanced surgical techniques, performed with meticulous care, your abdomen can be repaired and restored, leaving it firm, flat, and youthful.

What can a tummy tuck do for my figure?

A tummy tuck will resolve the following aesthetic problems:

  • Flabby tummy
  • Bulging tummy
  • Fatty tummy
  • Excess stretched skin
  • Stretched or split abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
  • Stretched skin and muscles after pregnancy
  • Excess skin and fat left after bariatric surgery or a dramatic weight loss
  • Removes or improves the look of stretch marks

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Types of tummy tuck surgeries – what’s right for you?

Tummy tuck surgery is performed to match the needs of the individual. An evaluation of your abdomen will reveal the surgery needed in your case:

Traditional tummy tuck

A traditional tummy tuck is the appropriate surgical approach for those who have split or loosened abdominal muscles, excess skin and fat, and a “pannus,” an apron-like flap of skin sagging on the lower abdomen. Stretch marks on the lower area of your abdomen are typically removed along with the excess skin. The incision stretches from hip to hip, and is low enough that it is not visible, even when wearing a swimsuit or low-cut pants. The belly button structure is often moved so it is restored to a youthful location on the abdomen. The procedure may include liposuction to remove excess fat, and tightening the muscles above the belly button to restructure the entire region and create a flat, youthful look. This technique may be ideal for post-bariatric body contouring.

Mini tummy tuck

A mini tummy tuck may be the approach if the damage to the abdominal area is below the belly button. The incision is shorter, and the surgery is focused on repairing damage to the lower abdomen, such as stretched excess skin, fatty deposits, and stretch marks after pregnancy. If you are troubled by the appearance of a bulging, flabby area lower below the belly button, have an unattractive lower tummy after a C-section or pregnancy, you may be a good candidate for this surgical technique.

Your tummy tuck surgery – what to expect

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is performed under general anesthesia. It is a major surgery that involves several weeks of recovery – but the results are well worth the wait. The surgery takes several hours to complete, after which most patients can return home to rest and recover under the care of another adult. Some patients may need an overnight stay.

The estimated time for the initial recovery is four to six weeks, with swelling and bruising diminishing with time. You will be wearing a compression garment to protect your newly-reshaped abdomen, and Dr. Repta will see you for several post-operative appointments and will closely monitor every phase of your recovery.

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Why choose Dr. Repta for a tummy tuck in Scottsdale?

If you are considering a tummy tuck, you want to ensure you are under the care of a highly-educated, experienced, and talented plastic surgeon. Dr. Repta goes above and beyond to achieve a beautiful transformation. He is an accomplished surgeon and a leader in the field with an impeccable reputation for his work. His approach is meticulous and refined, and he is known for his exceptionally natural, elegant results.

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If you’re interested in tummy tuck surgery in the Scottsdale area, there’s no better choice than Dr. Repta. As a top board-certified plastic surgeon, he has a deep understanding of this extraordinary procedure. Dr. Repta’s tummy tuck can rejuvenate your body in the safest, most efficient way. During your private consultation, he will inform you of all your options (in addition to a full tummy tuck, he offers several variations for different body types), and he will listen to your concerns, questions, and goals. To set up your consultation, we welcome you to contact us today!

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