Tummy Tuck

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

At the Modern Plastic Surgery & Medspa, New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters uses abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, to help both women and men tighten the skin of the abdominal area with dramatic outcomes for a leaner, slimmer look. For both men and women, loose, wrinkly skin and pockets of fat in the abdominal area can be frustrating because they seem to defy all efforts to get rid of them. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are typical reasons why a person may not be able to achieve a slim and tight stomach through diet and exercise alone. If you want to tighten sagging skin in your stomach area and reduce unwanted fat for a renewed, trim look, a tummy tuck may be right for you.

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Who Is an Ideal Candidate for A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a great option for individuals who have lax skin on the abdomen due to any of the following:

  • Weight fluctuations
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Previous Pregnancies
  • Surgery

Tummy tuck surgery can typically address:

  • Loose abdominal skin
  • Excess weight in the midsection
  • Cellulite
  • Stretch marks

How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are several surgical options that come into consideration for this surgery. To start, the incision shape and size are determined based on the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of hanging skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck, which makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic bone. People who have minimal excess skin and wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment can still benefit from an abdominoplasty, but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all abdominoplasty procedures at Dr. Jules Walters involve the removal of loose, hanging skin and liposuction for a tighter, leaner stomach.

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Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach, make him one of the most highly rated plastic surgeons in the New Orleans, LA, area. 

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How Long Is Recovery After a Tummy Tuck?

When your tummy tuck is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression garment to decrease swelling. You may have discomfort and soreness and standing upright and walking may be difficult for a while, so you should take it easy for several days. Resuming normal movement will become less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine around two weeks after your surgery. In 4 – 6 weeks you can typically resume your workout routine if you are given permission by Dr. Walters.

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Post-Op Experience

Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:

  • 24/7 Follow-Up Care: Dr. Walters will call to check on you after surgery. You will also have his personal cell phone number to reach him at any time.
  • Lymphatic Massage: We will refer you to a local massage therapist for a manual lymphatic drainage protocol starting 1 to 3 days after surgery.
  • Post-Op Garments: We will send you home with any post-surgical garments you need.
  • Scar Therapy: We offer scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
  • Accommodations & Transportation: We work with certified nurses in the area to provide transportation and overnight care services, if needed.
  • Guidance & Support: Your helpful patient care coordinator and surgical nurse will educate and advise you each step of the way.
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Get a Tighter, More Toned Tummy

Sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or how strict your diet, loose, sagging skin and stubborn fat around your stomach simply won’t go away. If this is your struggle, a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Walters at the Modern is a perfect way to help you regain a slimmer, leaner look. If you’re in New Orleans, LA, and have wrinkled, sagging skin around your abdomen, call us today to learn more about abdominoplasty and schedule a private consultation. Let us help you get a leaner, trimmer look with your own personalized tummy tuck procedure.

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If you would like to learn more about getting your ideal figure with a tummy tuck, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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