Abdominoplasty: What to Expect Before + After a Tummy Tuck 

If you’re unhappy with your abdomen, it can be hard to feel good about your body in tight clothing, during warmer weather, or even on long days. 

It’s natural to carry excess weight or skin in the stomach regionIt happens to all of us as we age (thanks gravity). But it can also feel heavy and burdensome to carry that extra weight or skin around every day. An Abdominoplasty (aka Tummy Tuck) performed by a precise, Board-Certified Surgeon can be a great solution for rejuvenating this area of the body. 

Things to Know Before 

Men and women in all stages of life elect to have this transformative procedure for a multitude of reasons. Here are a few common topics our patients discuss with Dr. Lucas before deciding on this procedure: 

  • Separation of certain abdominal muscles during pregnancy or extreme weight gain/loss  
  • Lipo-contouring to achieve the smoothest, tightest results possible 
  • Removal of unwanted fat/skin around the posterior bra line 
  • Removal of unwanted fat/skin around the posterior flanks (the “muffin top”)
  • Overall rejuvenation of the body’s natural beauty 

During a personalized consultation, Dr. Lucas will talk with you more about how he works to achieve these goals during an Abdominoplasty. In the meantime, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect after… 

What to Expect After 

If you’ve decided an Abdominoplasty is right for you (or if you’re considering it), there’s a lot to be said about just how restorative this procedure can be. While no two bodies are exactly the same, here’s a few common improvements patients can expect to see after this procedure: 

  • Smoother, tighter skin around the abdomen 
  • Less excess skin hanging over the mons pubis (pubic region) 
  • Stronger abdominal wall 
  • Sleeker form in clothing 
  • A more youthful belly button 
  • A low, discrete scar 

For circumferential rejuvenation (the entire abdomen and surrounding areas), contouring of the posterior flanks and posterior bra line may be an option for you.

Why Dr. Lucas? 

After receiving a notable education from some of the nation’s most prestigious medical centers, Dr. Jay Lucas quickly became well-versed in countless advanced aesthetic surgeries and services. With years of experience performing Abdominoplasties and similar rejuvenating surgeries, Jay’s unique perspective of the human anatomy helps provide each patient with the most precise 

outcome possible. 

Jay recognizes that the plastic surgery field requires an in-depth understanding of the human body from both an anatomic and creative point of view. His innate love of aesthetics and belief in the power of confidence is what led him to become a surgeon, and he’s been proudly creating confidence ever since. 

“I went into plastic surgery because I want to help change the way people perceive themselves. Each human body is covered with striking, unique attributes—real beauty that, when accentuated, creates real confidence.” – Jay H. Lucas, M.D. 

Ready to rejuvenate your shape? Let’s talk about your goals to see if an Abdominoplasty is right for you. When you’re ready, book your personalized consultation here or give us a call at (865) 218-6210 with any questions. We’re here to help!

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