The Abdominoplasty Procedure

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Dr. Kobienia goes over the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure. He discusses how this treatment can remove excess skin and tighten up underlying musculature. This procedure can be combined with a breast enhancement surgery for a mommy makeover treatment.

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A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, is a technique where we are removing redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue from the lower part of the abdomen and, perhaps, tightening up the abdominal wall. So a common person looking for this is a lady who has had her children. Pregnancy, although it produces a beautiful child for you, it also affects the contour of your abdomen and women get very frustrated with the fact that they feel sloppy in the midsection and we can go in and remove that extra tissue and tighten up the abdominal wall they have a nice flat contour afterwards and it makes them feel much more confident and comfortable in their clothing. You don't want to do it when your weight is high. If you do the surgery when you are overweight and you end up shedding more weight after the surgery you'll likely have to come back and remove some of the extra skin again. So if you're in about ten pounds of your weight that's reasonable for your frame size and don't plan on losing more than that you'll probably be happier than if you do it when you're heavier than that. The surgery itself can take as little as an hour and a half or up to two and a half hours depending on how much work that needs to be done. Oftentimes we do liposuction in the flank area at the same time to kind of contour that zone to help transition back to the hip region. If we have to tighten up the muscles that adds a little bit more in terms of down-time, recovery and soreness. If we don't have to tighten the abdominal muscles it's about a long weekend in terms of recovery.

Kobienia Plastic Surgery

Dr. Brian J. Kobienia is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing world-class care for nearly 20 years. When he is not working with patients, Dr. Kobienia is serving various local and global philanthropic programs. He is also affiliated with notable organizations including:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Board-certified member of the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

With Dr. Kobienia's help, you can look as good as you feel. To get started, request a consultation online or call our plastic surgery practice at (952) 925-1111.

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