Types of Tummy Tuck in Cleveland

Abdominoplasty surgery or tummy tuck surgery in Cleveland performed by Dr. Matt Goldschmidt at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery is designed to give patients a flat and tight tummy. As each patient is unique so is the procedure for abdominoplasty. It is tailor-made based on the anatomic needs of each patient. In general, there are three types of abdominoplasty surgeries conducted at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery, they are as follows:

  • Mini-Abdominoplasty
  • Modified Abdominoplasty
  • Full Abdominoplasty

Mini-Abdominoplasty in Cleveland : As the name suggests, this cosmetic surgery procedure is for those women whose primary concern is lower abdominal bulge and do not have much redundant skin. The bulge is due to laxity of underlying muscles and tissues in the abdomen. Mini-abdominoplasty surgery is the best choice for such women. In this abdominoplasty surgery procedure, a small incision is made at the level of pubic hair. Then, the abdominal muscles below the belly button are tightened thus giving a flat appearance to the abdominal area.

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Actual patient photos before and after Abdominoplasty surgery

Modified Abdominoplasty: This procedure is suitable for those patients who have a modest amount of laxity in the skin, specifically over the lower abdomen. The procedure employs the making of an incision across the lower abdomen. This incision helps in removal of excess skin and also tightens the abdominal muscles.

Full Abdominoplasty: This procedure is most suitable for patients who have a high level of laxity of skin and stretch marks over a large area of the abdomen, but specifically more in the lower half. It is also called ‘High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty’ or ‘Type IV Abdominoplasty’. In this procedure, an incision is made across the lower abdomen within the bikini line and around the area of belly button. The incision is placed inconspicuously. Dr. Goldschmidt rejuvenates the abdominal area by tightening the muscles, removing the extra skin and narrowing the waist.

Is there a need for hospitalization after a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery in Cleveland is generally performed on an outpatient basis in a surgery center or hospital. Patients who have extensive procedures or patients with some medical conditions may require an overnight stay in the hospital.

Recovery from Tummy Tuck Surgery

The recovery period following an abdominoplasty surgery varies from patient to patient and depends on the type of procedure. In general the patient is advised to relax and take rest during the first week after the surgery. In the second week, the patients can resume some activities. During third week after the surgery, the patients can resume normal and light activities.

Any form of abdominal exercises is to be strictly avoided for a period of 6-8 weeks after surgery so as to avoid tension on the tightened muscles until complete healing.

Results of Abdominoplasty

The results of abdominoplasty tummy tuck surgery are noticeable shortly after the surgery. The results become more apparent after the swelling subsides. This may take many weeks. The results are permanent but the patient has to keep in check the weight so as to avoid excessive weight gain, which may jeopardize the final results.

Complications from Abdominoplasty

As abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure, so there are chances of having some complications. The complications of abdominoplasty include bleeding, infection, fluid collections and problems in healing of the wounds. Some complications may require additional surgery. All the risks and complications are well discussed before the surgery.

Follow Up from Abdominoplasty

A frequent and regular follow up is needed after the abdominoplasty to ensure a healthy and complete recovery. The patient is carefully monitored for the progress for an extended period of time. The staff at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery is committed to the patient’s care and well being. They are ever willing to provide assistance following the tummy tuck procedure.

Get the perfect body with Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck in Cleveland at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery. Our offices are conveniently located at Canton, Lakewood and Middleburg Heights.

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