Tulsa Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery

Abdominoplasty is also known as a tummy tuck. This surgery removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the abdominal muscle giving the abdomen a much flatter appearance. Abdominoplasty combined with diet and exercise rewards the patient with a wonderful result. Abdominoplasty is not designed for patients to lose weight, but some patients do experience some weight loss after this procedure. Abdominoplasty can also be done with Vaser liposuction of the flank areas for a greater result. Patients who are 40 years of age or older will need a medical clearance from your primary care physician before surgery.

Patients considering liposuction are usually better candidates for an abdominoplasty if they have loose skin. Liposuction only will not address loose skin. Dr. Mathers will access your needs and help you decide which procedure is best for you. Outcomes from abdominoplasty can make a great difference in body appearance and is the most satisfying surgery for both patients and plastic surgeons.

The incision is just above the pubic area and just below the hip bones. You will have two small drains that will stay in place for 5-7 days. Patients will spend the 1st night in our accredited facility cared for by a nurse and an aid around the clock. Patients can return to work in 10-14 days depending on their job description and are encouraged to do light exercise in 3-4 weeks. In 6 weeks, patients are released to normal activities.

Before surgery, patients sometime express concern about resulting scars. Scars are well hidden just below the bikini line in their bathing suits and undergarments. Patients are more than happy to trade the well hidden scar for a flatter, tighter stomach with no excess skin. Abdominoplasty does not address excess skin in the flank areas. Another procedure, a body lift, will address the excess skin of the flank areas.

Call our Tulsa plastic surgery office at 918-749-7177 to schedule your personal consulation with Dr. Mathers