Tummy Tuck in Cleveland, OH
You're proud of and amazed by how much your body adapted to carry your child or endure a major weight loss, but now you're left with loose, excess skin around your tummy. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck helps you tighten, tone, and restore your midsection. Located in the heart of Lyndhurst, Dr. Husni and the professionals at Neo Aesthetic Institute are proud to offer tummy tucks to residents of Cleveland, Akron, and the neighboring communities in Ohio.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a surgical cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area to produce a tighter, flatter tummy. The abdominal or rectus muscles may be repaired during your tummy tuck procedure in order to make the abdomen firmer and to achieve a slimmer contour. Also called an abdominoplasty, this procedure is often performed on patients with loose skin or protruding abdomens as a result of pregnancy or major weight loss. Dr. Husni and his expert team may recommend considering a supplemental procedure, like liposuction, in conjunction with your tummy tuck to help you achieve your ultimate desired results.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Cleveland, OH?
The cost of your tummy tuck is going to depend on the extent of the procedure needed to help you achieve your desired results. Dr. Husni will go over the details of your tummy tuck including its overall cost during the time of your private consultation. At Neo Aesthetic Institute, we are happy to offer financing options that allow you the comfort and convenience of paying for your procedure at your leisure.
How do I Prepare for my Tummy Tuck?
In preparing for your tummy tuck procedure, you will need to quit smoking at least six weeks prior to the surgery and continue to stop smoking for at least six weeks after. Smoking increases the risk of complications by thinning the blood and disrupts the healing process.
You should be as close as possible to your ideal weight in order to ensure optimal results from your tummy tuck. This means you will need to establish healthy eating habits prior to your tummy tuck surgery, and you’ll need to maintain those healthy habits after the surgery. Patients who revert to poor dietary habits following their tummy tuck may experience weight gain, reversing the effects of the tummy tuck.
Bring a close friend, family member, or significant other with you on the day of the surgery to drive you home, as you will not be fit to operate a vehicle following your tummy tuck. Arrange for that person to stay with you for at least one night after you return home. We strongly advise you to prepare your home with items that will make your tummy tuck recovery easier. Ice packs and petroleum jelly should be easily accessible. Plan to have plenty of clean clothing that is loose around your abdomen and comfortable to wear. Consider investing in a handheld showerhead and a bathroom chair to make your daily routines easier.
What Can I Expect During my Tummy Tuck?
There are a variety of different abdominoplasty operations that each remove different amounts of skin. Dr. Husni will determine the best tummy tuck procedure for you based on your current condition during your one-on-one consultation. The three most popular tummy tucks include:
Mini Tummy Tuck
During a mini tummy tuck, a small portion of skin is removed and the incision used during surgery can usually be easily hidden under the bikini line. Dr. Husni will discuss with you the exact placement of the incision prior to your mini tummy tuck surgery. The size of the incision will vary with the amount of skin that you desire to have removed. As a general rule, the more skin that needs to be removed, the larger the incision and scar will be.
A mini tummy tuck is the best option for people who have a small amount of belly fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise. The surgeon will make an incision in the lower abdominal wall, remove the small amount of excess skin, tighten your lower abdominal muscles, and finally close the incision. This type of operation usually does not require the belly button to be repositioned.
Standard Tummy Tuck
The standard tummy tuck is the type of tummy tuck procedure most people undergo when they’re left with excess skin after pregnancy or a major weight loss. Candidates for the standard tummy tuck will have more excess skin than candidates for a mini tummy tuck. A standard tummy tuck procedure involves an incision that reaches from hip to hip, similar to the scar you would receive from a C-section, as well as an incision around the belly button. Excess abdominal skin is removed, and the belly button is repositioned. Additionally, liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from your treated areas. This procedure is typically performed as outpatient surgery, and patients should expect a longer recovery time than with a mini tummy tuck.
Extended Tummy Tuck
Patients who have a large amount of excess skin or abdominal protrusion will typically undergo an extended tummy tuck. Candidates for an extended tummy tuck may also have excess fat around the hips and lower back. The extended tummy tuck procedure involves a large incision that reaches around the hips to the lower back area. Liposuction will likely be used to remove excess fat from the abdominal area before the incision is closed. The belly button will also be repositioned, as it would during a standard tummy tuck. Patients may require a short hospital stay and a longer recovery period than a standard tummy tuck.
What Can I Expect During my Tummy Tuck Recovery?
Your tummy tuck recovery time will depend on the type of tummy tuck procedure you receive, however, it generally takes between two to four weeks before patients resume most normal daily activities. Most of our patients plan to take one to two weeks off work, depending on the nature of his or her profession. The duration of each individual’s recovery period is largely determined by his or her health prior to surgery and the patient’s age. Initially, patients may experience some bruising and discomfort due to internal swelling. Patients may also experience some difficulty standing up straight for the first week or two as the body continues to heal. We strongly advise our patients to take it easy during the several weeks following their tummy tuck, performing light activity as tolerated. It is important to avoid heavy lifting and to get plenty of rest so the body can fully recover.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Pregnancy and weight loss are two wonderful things in life that unfortunately often leave behind some unpleasant mementos, such as excess skin or a residual “protrusion” in the abdominal area. If you are tired of hiding your stomach, Dr. Husni is here to help. He will first make sure you are a good candidate for the tummy tuck procedure during your one-on-one consultation. If your aesthetic goals cannot be accomplished through abdominoplasty, Dr. Husni will be able to suggest other body contouring procedures to address your concerns.
During your assessment, Dr. Husni will take into account your body type, expectations, lifestyle, and general health in addition to other factors. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck will be close to or at their ideal body weight, with an adequate amount of excess skin and unwanted body fat. Additional weight loss or weight gain after the procedure can reduce or reverse the results of your tummy tuck. As such, Dr. Husni recommends that women who plan to be pregnant in the future wait to have their tummy tuck surgery until they are done having children. Dr. Husni will also ask about any current medications you take or previous surgeries you have had.
What is the price of Tummy Tuck?
Tummy Tuck can cost $5,000.00. Please schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Husni today for an exact price.
With the latest technology and patient-based care, we at Neo Aesthetic Institute in Lyndhurst are dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for patients in Cleveland, Akron and the surrounding areas of Ohio. Dr. Husni is invested in your care every step of the way. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Husni today to reveal your truest beauty.