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Tummy Tuck

Many people in Charlotte want to improve their appearance by reducing excess fat and restoring weakened muscles in the abdominal area. While diet and exercise can help people to lose weight and tone up, some of the changes made over time may be very difficult to address by these methods alone.

However, people can also achieve their goals of a toned, flat stomach with cosmetic plastic surgery: specifically, through abdominoplasty, the procedure most commonly known as a tummy tuck. At Queen City Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons have performed numerous tummy tuck procedures for satisfied patients throughout North Carolina.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery removes extra fat and skin in the abdominal area. It can also repair and restore muscles that have stretched, separated or weakened over time. In many cases, body changes like pregnancy and childbirth can lead to lifelong changes to the abdominal area, even if you work hard to diet and exercise.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Enam Haque can review your history and goals and recommend the best type of tummy tuck surgery to help you achieve your aesthetic vision. People in Charlotte who have lost a significant amount of weight, including those who have had bariatric surgery, may also find themselves dealing with loose skin or damaged muscles. A tummy tuck can address looseness and sagging skin in the area that developed due to pregnancy, weight changes or even simple aging.

During an in-office procedure with minimal discomfort, radio frequency will be used so that the skin and tissue which holds the fat cells to your body will shrink to give your body a tighter, more contoured shape.  BodyTite and FaceTite can be used in tandem with in-office liposuction for even better results. it has proven effective due to the internal radio frequency waves stimulating the vertical fibers (fibro septum network- FNS) to ensure that the connective issues remain connected to these tissue elements to the skin.  This means that it helps tighten the skin and reduce fat.

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Who Is a Good Candidate For a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a good choice for healthy women and men in Charlotte, NC, who are already satisfied with their weight. If you are planning on significant additional weight loss, it could make the results of your surgery less apparent. In addition, if you are planning to have future pregnancies or otherwise gain weight, you could also see interference with the results of your procedure.

A tummy tuck is a permanent solution that can truly change the appearance of your abdomen moving forward. It is not a weight loss mechanism, but it can help many people to feel confidence and pride in their bodies.

What Can You Expect at a Tummy Tuck Consultation?

When you visit Queen City Plastic Surgery for a consultation about abdominoplasty, Dr. Haque will review your medical history and work with you to develop a unique and individualized plan to help you achieve your goals. He has years of experience in producing beautiful, natural results for many women and men in North Carolina who have achieved a toned, flat stomach and a rejuvenated appearance through his tummy tuck procedures.

Dr. Haque will review before-and-after photos with you that can demonstrate how a tummy tuck could affect your body. He can also make specific recommendations about the type of procedure that is best suited for your body. While there are many different techniques that can be utilized in a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Haque focuses on the abdomen as a whole. His procedure ensures that our patients leave with a beautiful, taut abdomen and even, natural results throughout its upper and lower portions.

What Are the Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery?

There are two primary types of tummy tuck surgery: mini-abdominoplasty and full abdominoplasty. Mini-abdominoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is primarily designed for people with stretch marks below the belly button or those with limited amounts of excess skin. A small incision is used to remove fat and skin from the lower portion of the abdomen; it can also be combined with liposuction of the upper abdomen to improve and slim the contour of the waist. In addition, this procedure can also include the tightening of the abdominal wall. Any scarring from this type of tummy tuck can typically be hidden beneath an undergarment or bikini.

On the other hand, full abdominoplasty involves much more extensive sculpting of the abdominal walls in addition to the removal of excess skin and fat. A traditional tummy tuck involves removing extra tissue both above and below the belly button. It is most appropriate for people with more substantial excess skin or muscle damage. Dr. Haque can review your condition, medical history, and appearance goals and make a precise recommendation for the procedure that will best achieve your objectives and produce the results you desire.

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What Should I Expect During and After the Procedure?

Once Dr. Haque has developed the surgical plan for your tummy tuck, you can expect the procedure to last 1 to 2 hours. The surgery may be performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia at Queen City Plastic Surgery. Dr. Haque will provide you with a full and detailed protocol to guide your recovery after the surgery.

You can and should begin walking soon after the surgery in order to enhance your recovery and reduce risks. In most cases, dressings and bandages will be used to cover your incisions and help them to heal. A compression garment can also support the recovery and strength of your abdomen as you heal. You can expect to see the full results of your abdominoplasty within one to two weeks, including your slimmer silhouette and firmer abdomen.

On the other hand, full abdominoplasty involves much more extensive sculpting of the abdominal walls in addition to the removal of excess skin and fat. A traditional tummy tuck involves removing extra tissue both above and below the belly button. It is most appropriate for people with more substantial excess skin or muscle damage. Dr. Haque can review your condition, medical history, and appearance goals and make a precise recommendation for the procedure that will best achieve your objectives and produce the results you desire.

Schedule a Consultation for a Charlotte Tummy Tuck

If you would like to learn more about how a tummy tuck can help you achieve the flat stomach you desire, call the Queen City Plastic Surgery team at 704-372-5685 or Contact Us with our simple online form. Dr. Haque sees patients on a daily basis who travel from throughout the region and across the country to visit him in his convenient Charlotte location. We look forward to discussing with you how a tummy tuck can help you achieve your goals and boost your confidence and pride in your appearance.