Whether you’re struggling with stubborn fat or excess skin in the abdominal region, a tummy tuck can help you achieve a firm stomach and enhance your figure. Dr. Eko of Eko Plastic Surgery offers this procedure to the residents of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, CA and surrounding areas.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that addresses stubborn fat and loose skin in the abdomen to produce a firm, contoured stomach. Many patients find that either after significant weight loss or through the natural aging process, they are left with loose skin or stubborn pockets of fat in the stomach. A tummy tuck enhances the contours of the abdominal region and tightens the abdominal muscles to improve the figure and increase muscle definition. The tummy tuck procedure may also be combined with liposuction for more dramatic results.
The cost of your tummy tuck treatment at Eko Plastic Surgery will vary depending on the treatment plan that we develop for you. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment needs in order to determine the treatment approach that will be ideal for you. For this reason, we will not be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment until you have the chance to come in and discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Eko.
A mini tummy tuck is much like the full tummy tuck procedure, except that it is a less-invasive procedure that only targets the area below the belly button. The mini tummy tuck produces more subtle results, involves less scarring, and requires less downtime. It may be an ideal treatment for patients who only have sagging skin and stubborn fat below the belly button, and are not concerned with addressing the rest of the abdomen.
Your tummy tuck procedure will depend on the extent of treatment necessary to produce your desired results. Typically, the procedure will begin with incisions along the pubic line and within the belly button. Dr. Eko takes special care to place these incisions where they will be well hidden. Through these incisions, we will remove excess fat, remove excess skin, and tighten the abdominal muscles. The tummy tuck procedure can take two hours or more.
After a tummy tuck procedure, you can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdomen area. These effects can last for a few weeks, but they will heal significantly in the first week or two following treatment. During this time, patients will need to take time off of work and other activities in order to ensure a smooth recovery. Dr. Eko will place drains in the treatment area following your procedure to allow fluids to escape from the body and facilitate proper healing.
The results from your tummy tuck will be visible instantly. However, they may not become fully visible until any swelling and other side effects fade. The results from your tummy tuck procedure can be long-lasting and even permanent, but they can be impacted if you gain significant weight after your surgery. We encourage patients to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits in order to maintain their liposuction results.
To learn more about a tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck or our other body sculpting procedures, contact us today. At Eko Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer these effective treatments to the men and women living in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and the neighboring cities of California.
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