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Tummy Tuck FAQ Indianapolis

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When trying to determine which cosmetic procedure will be most effective in helping you achieve the body you want, it’s not unusual to have a lot of questions. In Indianapolis, tummy tuck patients turn to Dr. Jeffrey Wagner for his surgical expertise. They also turn to him for answers to questions relating to their specific concerns. This is why we’ve compiled a list of answers to the questions Dr. Wagner most often receives about tummy tuck surgery.

Are you ready to learn how a tummy tuck in Indianapolis can firm and flatten your abdomen? Receive a complimentary consultation at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery when you request your appointment online.

Who is a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery?

Despite maintaining a regular exercise routine and a healthful diet, many people find that their stomachs protrude too much or that excess abdominal skin negatively affects their appearance. Some people have a genetic predisposition for excess tissue around their midsections. Others may be left with abdominal sagging following pregnancy or a major weight loss. A tummy tuck can be a good choice when these issues keep you from feeling comfortable and self-confident. Dr. Wagner will meet with you during a private consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery.

How does a tummy tuck differ from liposuction?

Liposuction is used primarily for removing isolated areas of fat, while a tummy tuck addresses a number of issues, including stretched and separated abdominal muscles and excess skin. A tummy tuck can provide more dramatic results than what can be achieved solely through liposuction.

What is involved in a tummy tuck?

During the procedure, a horizontal incision is made along the pubic hairline, so the scar will be easily covered by a bathing suit. The incision enables the surgeon to remove excess fat and tissue, as well as tighten abdominal muscles. Finally, a new, more attractive navel is created for a natural-looking appearance.

How long will it take before I can get back to my daily routine?

Recovery time following tummy tuck surgery depends primarily on the extent of the procedure. Abdominoplasty patients in our Indianapolis practice are typically able to return to work and many of their daily activities after 2 weeks. Rigorous exercise is not recommended until the incisions have healed completely, which is commonly after 6 weeks. Dr. Wagner will be able to give you a more specific estimate of your individual recuperation schedule during your consultation.

Will a tummy tuck help me meet my goals after weight loss?

Dr. Wagner specializes in plastic surgery after weight loss and works with every patient to develop a surgical plan that matches his or her individual needs. During your consultation, he will give his recommendations for a procedure or combination of procedures that will help you reach your goal of a smoother, more contoured profile.

Can I combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?

Combining cosmetic procedures is an excellent way to cut down on the overall cost and recovery time associated with having separate surgeries. Although abdominal liposuction is often done in conjunction with a tummy tuck, many patients opt to have it performed on other areas of the body as well, such as the hips, knees and thighs.

Women who have given birth often find that pregnancy caused changes in several areas of their bodies that can’t be reversed through diet and exercise. Mommy Makeovers combine several procedures to help restore the body following pregnancy.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wagner and the entire team at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery are committed to providing men and women considering tummy tuck surgery with procedures that not only are customized to their specific needs but also are safe and sound, tried and true. Call 317-621-2520 today to schedule an appointment or request your complimentary consultation online. Feel like a new person and look like your best self with the help of Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery.