Tummy Tuck

Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Body Contouring Tummy Tuck 5

 

 

If you have extra skin or fat in your abdominal area from pregnancy, age, or excess weight loss, you might be a good candidate for a tummy tuck with Whitlock Cosmetic Center. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can eliminate the appearance of a protruding abdomen or sagging skin that won’t go away no matter how much you diet or exercise. A tummy tuck can also restore weakened muscles, compromised by pregnancy, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Are you a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

  • The ideal patient that will benefit from a Tummy Tuck may have…
  • A stomach that is out of proportion in comparison to the rest of the body
  • An excess of fatty tissue in the stomach area
  • Sagging or excess abdominal skin either from pregnancy or weight loss
  • Weakened abdominal muscles as the result of pregnancy
  • Excess stretch marks

 

The Procedure

A Tummy Tuck is performed under general anesthesia and is often combined with liposuction to reduce fatty deposits in other areas. Two incisions are made then the skin and abdominal muscles are separated. The muscles are tightened by stitching them together. Excess skin is removed then the remainder is stretched over and stitched in place. Dr. Whitlock will restructure the belly button if needed to match your new youthful, flat stomach.

A Tummy Tuck can be full or partial (fat is located primarily below the belly button) and the extent will determine the length of the surgery. Typical surgery time is 2-3 hours.

 

Tummy Tuck Recovery

After the surgery, you may experience a bit of pain along with some swelling or bruising. Most patients are able to return to work within a month’s time and can resume more rigorous activities in about two months. Scars from the surgery eventually fade after a year or two.

The surgery is generally successful as long as the patient follows a balanced eating plan and maintains a regular regimen of exercise after undergoing the procedure.

 

Free Consultation

Call today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Whitlock who will determine if you are a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck and patiently answer any questions you may have. Our staff will discuss costs and payment options so that you can make an informed decision.

If you were to go out on the street and ask 100 women what area of their body they disliked or wished was smaller, or was something they could change, I can assure you about one third would probably say they wish they had a smaller stomach or waist. Now, this is all hypothetical of course, however self-confidence and self-esteem is a constant uphill battle for most women. Whether women are wanting to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply wish they had a bigger butt and flatter stomach, cosmetic surgery can help you reach your goal. That is where Tulsa cosmetic surgery comes into play. Dr. Whitlock and his team can offer their skill, their insight, and expertise, to aid you in your plight against pesky stomach fat, or excess skin. So, if you have extra skin or fat in your abdominal area from pregnancy, the natural aging process, or excess weight loss, you might be a good candidate for a tummy tuck with Whitlock Cosmetic Center.

We all know that the whole miracle of birth is a blessing. After the entire process, what we see in the mirror may not be someone we recognize. We often neglect our health, and after having giving birth, your body will definitely not be what it once was. You’ll have various stretch marks all over your body. There will be extra loose skin, and fat hanging around where you once held a small baby inside you. But now is the time to take back your body with the help of an abdominoplasty. Or also known as a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can eliminate the appearance of a protruding abdomen or sagging skin that won’t go away no matter how much you diet or exercise. Like Ii states earlier, this may be the cause of pregnancy, weight gain, or extreme weight – loss, or even a result of aging throughout the years. As we grow older, our body goes through many changes, and one of those changes is our body no longer as the same amounts of collagen. This means that our skin loses its elasticity, and begins to sag, or look loose and droopy. You generally see this in men and women over the ages of fifty – five. This wonderful procedure can also restore weakened muscles, compromised by pregnancy, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

How can you know if you qualify as a candidate for a tummy tuck? Usually the ideal candidates are those whose stomach may be disproportionate to the rest of their body. Maybe they have an extreme excess of belly fat. You qualify as a candidate if you have excess stretch marks, sagging skin from extreme weight loss or pregnancy, and even weakened muscles as a result of being pregnant. If you feel you qualify as a candidate, reach out to the Tulsa cosmetic surgery center today. Dr. Whitlock and his team will schedule you a free one to two hour consultation.

The procedure is about two to three hours long, and you’ll have the procedure at Whitlock’s Tulsa cosmetic surgery center. Not many people are familiar with the entire process, so I’ll just briefly explain what your surgeon will be doing through the three hours. A Tummy Tuck is performed under general anesthesia and is often combined with liposuction to reduce fatty deposits in other areas. Two incisions are made then the skin and abdominal muscles are separated. The muscles are then tightened by stitching them together. Excess skin is then removed, and the remainder is stretched over and stitched into place. Dr. Whitlock will restructure the belly button if needed to match your new youthful, flat stomach. Depending on where and how much excess belly fat you have, a Tummy Tuck can be full or partial (fat is located primarily below the belly button) and the extent will determine the length of the surgery. Typical surgery time takes about two to three hours. Of course, this may be different for your case, every procedure and surgery time is different depending on how much excess skin or fat there is. However, Dr. Whitlock will discuss this with you in the consultation if you decide to move forward with the Tummy Tuck procedure at Tulsa cosmetic surgery center, located in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Typically, after the surgery, you may experience a bit of pain, and discomfort along with some swelling or bruising. Most patients return to work within a month’s time and can resume more rigorous activities in about two months. Scars from the surgery eventually fade after a year or two. Now the surgery is generally successful as long as the patient follows a balanced eating plan and maintains a regular regimen of exercise after undergoing the procedure. So the longer you want the results to last completely depends on you. The surgeons at Whitlock’s Tulsa cosmetic surgery center have taken care of the first step, however maintaining this new youthful, and slimmer look depends on you. If you have any questions regarding post opt care, consult with Dr. Whitlock in your consultation meetings. He is very experienced and leads the Tulsa cosmetic surgery center with confidence.

So, if you have just recently experienced extreme weight – loss, and now have loose skin contact us today. We can help by performing a tummy tuck, as well as other services for you. Our services are affordable, and if you and Dr. Whitlock decide to move forward with the procedure after your consultation, we will discuss pricing options, insurance coverage, and payment plans. So again, call today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Whitlock at the Tulsa cosmetic surgery center, who will then determine if you are a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck and patiently answer any questions you may have. Our staff will discuss costs and payment options so that you can make an informed decision. This is the next step to improve your quality of life, increase your happiness, and to remove body abnormalities.

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