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Tummy Tuck Indianapolis

Tummy Tuck
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Even if you think you’ve tried everything to tone and tighten your abdomen, including sit-ups, crunches, walking, running and watching what you eat, you might still be living with loose skin around your midsection, a protruding tummy or a distorted belly button. It’s time to consider a tummy tuck in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery to attain a flatter, firmer abdomen.

Find out if board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring specialist Dr. Jeffrey Wagner can renew your abdominal area with a tummy tuck. Receive a complimentary consultation at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery when you make your request online.

Improvements

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that surgically removes excess fat and lax skin from your midsection, and in some cases, also tightens abdominal muscles that have weakened or separated. Abdominoplasty is not like any of the fad diets or infomercial exercise equipment that simply make promises. After multiple pregnancies or weight fluctuations, this procedure can effectively:

  • Narrow your waistline
  • Firm and flatten your abdomen
  • Improve the overall contour of your body

Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Wagner at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals with Dr. Wagner. Highly regarded in his field, Dr. Wagner is consistently named among The Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Surgeons, and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Wagner will detail the various options for the tummy tuck procedure, and based upon his vast experience with the procedure, as well as your anatomy, lifestyle and personal goals, will make a recommendation as to how to best proceed. If either childbirth or substantial weight loss is in your future, it is often best to delay your body contouring procedure until these goals have been achieved. Many men and women considering abdominoplasty often complement their procedure with liposuction. In addition, many women combine their tummy tuck with breast augmentation as part of a Mommy Makeover.

Before you leave Dr. Wagner’s office, you will be confident knowing that you have learned everything you need to know to make an educated decision regarding tummy tuck, including the various techniques, where your body contouring procedure is likely to be performed, incision size and locations, risks, recovery and scarring.

Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for eating right and exercising regularly. But, if you already live a healthy lifestyle, then a tummy tuck could be your best option for finally achieving the flatter abdomen you either once enjoyed or always wanted.

Next Steps

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wagner and his team are committed to providing men and women considering a tummy tuck with a procedure that’s not only customized to their specific needs and desires, but one that’s 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 at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery.

FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.