Tummy Tuck in Charleston

Tummy Tuck in Mt Pleasant with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery

Belly fat – it’s universally hated! It affects our self-image and is notoriously stubborn. Despite our best efforts at the gym and in the kitchen, it often refuses to disappear, which is incredibly frustrating.

Luckily, cosmetic surgeries like tummy tucks can help eliminate this fat. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is the best solution for excess skin and fat, particularly for women aiming to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. Reclaim your pre-motherhood figure. Wear clothes that make you feel feminine and confident. Take the next step towards your youthful silhouette.

Our award-winning surgeons at H/K/B teach abdominoplasty to plastic surgeons from around the world. So, you can be assured they are well-versed in the most advanced – yet medically sound – techniques to ensure the best tummy tuck results and your safety and satisfaction. To learn more about tummy tuck surgery in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, SC at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, complete our online form today to schedule a visit

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What Can A Tummy Tuck Do For Me?

A tummy tuck can enhance the contour of your tummy and waistline, giving you a leaner, more youthful look. No more uncomfortable “belly roll” when sitting down, and your clothes will fit better. You’ll feel great in midriffs and bikinis.

If excess skin and fat are an issue, an H/K/B plastic surgeon can assist. We are known for our cutting-edge facilities and effective techniques.

What Is A Drainless Tummy Tuck?

Drains are generally inserted post-operatively to prevent fluid accumulation that occurs between tissue layers after tummy tuck surgery. Although they have been necessary for years, drains can be awkward, messy, and cumbersome for patients. Now, progressive tension sutures allow for a drain-free recovery.

The innovative progressive tension suture technique employs dissolving stitches to close the gap between muscle and fascia, reducing the risk of seroma and other fluid collection issues. Studies show that patients with progressive tension sutures have a decreased risk of postoperative seroma after abdominoplasty. As leaders in plastic surgery innovation, we are proud to provide our patients with a recovery free from the hassle of drains.

At H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, we use a technique that eliminates the space between the abdominal wall and overlying fat and skin whenever possible. No space means no place for fluid to collect, thus no need for drains. While not all patients are ideal candidates for this technique, those who are can experience an easier recovery without drains.

Few practices offer a drainless tummy tuck. If you are interested in this procedure, see us for an examination and consultation to learn if you can benefit from this innovative approach while removing stubborn abdominal fat.

Your Tummy Tuck Consultation with
H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery in Charleston, SC

Abdominoplasty is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. When you come to one of our H/K/B locations, you will be treated to our professional staff and state-of-the-art facilities. You will be given a thorough physical examination and meet personally with your H/K/B plastic surgeon.

Your surgeon will discuss your decision for abdominoplasty, your desired outcome, and a reasonable result with your unique body type. They will explain the nuances of a tummy tuck, what to expect leading up to surgery, during surgery, and your recovery afterward. They will also explain the risks and the rewards, and will answer any questions and address any concerns, including whether you might be a candidate for a drain-free procedure with Progressive Tension Suturing. You will not be rushed and will have sufficient time to be fully informed.

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The H/K/B Way is a collaborative effort between all of our physicians and staff. Together, we are committed to providing our patients with state-of-the-art procedures, best-in-class surgical technology, and the most advanced methods for ensuring not just optimal results, but also optimal recovery periods.

What Can I Expect During A Tummy Tuck in Mt. Pleasant?

Avoid blood thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, and Tylenol for two weeks before and after your tummy tuck. Patients over 50 require an EKG.

Excess fat and skin are removed from above the belly button to the pubic area, with an incision from hipbone to hipbone, placed low. Liposuction is performed on the entire abdomen, hips, and pubic area.

Muscles are repositioned to achieve a flat, tight abdomen, improving the waistline and posture. Stretch marks can sometimes be removed or reduced, and further diminished with our ICON Laser, the only FDA-approved stretch mark removal laser.

Abdominoplasty is an outpatient surgery at our state-of-the-art facility. More invasive procedures may require an overnight stay in our fully accredited facility with professional nursing staff certified in advanced cardiac life support, ensuring the highest level of care. If you have only abdominal fat and no excess skin, liposuction may be sufficient. Consult with our doctors to determine the best procedure for your goals.

What Is A Mesh Abdominoplasty?

In rare cases, mesh is inserted during a tummy tuck to reinforce the stomach muscles. This is only indicated on occasion for those with a severe injury or defect in an abdominal muscle, those with significant laxity of the abdominal muscular wall, those who have experienced repeated abdominal muscle separation, or those who need a large hernia repair during their procedure.

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Picking The Best Plastic Surgeon For Your Charleston Tummy Tuck

An accomplished plastic surgeon is vital for your desired outcome from a tummy tuck procedure. Your surgeon must have the right credentials and qualifications. Board certification, education, and satisfied patients are essential in picking the right candidate.

The support staff is also essential. They should be friendly, compassionate, professional, and dedicated. It is important that you feel comfortable with the entire team.

Research and meeting with the surgeon personally should be done with the utmost consideration. Check out the facility where the surgery will be performed as well. This is not a decision to be rushed or made haphazardly. Take your time to gather the necessary information.

Candidates For Tummy Tucks in Mt. Pleasant

Surgery should be sought for your personal self-confidence and not for the reasons of another.

You should consider a tummy tuck if:

  • You have no health issues and are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectation
  • You don’t smoke or are willing to quit
  • You feel uncomfortable with excess skin and stubborn fat in the abdominal area
  • You are frustrated with finding clothes to wear due to stubborn fat and excess skin in the abdominal area.

What Happens During Tummy Tuck Recovery?

Recovery time from an abdominoplasty varies from patient to patient. While some feel well enough to return to work within a week, others require three or more weeks. With your case and the extent of your surgery, we can give you an estimate of your recovery time. Expect to be swollen and sore for at least a few days, but your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to make you comfortable during recovery.

Standing up straight will be a problem at first, but you should start walking as soon as possible to avoid blood clotting. Progressive Tension Suturing patients experience a better quality of life during recovery compared to patients with drains. A clinical study proved that patients who used Progressive Tension Suturing returned to a normal work schedule approximately three days sooner than those with drains. Although you might feel eager to resume heavy activity following your tummy tuck with Progressive Tension Suturing, please remember you just had a major surgery, and your body will need time to heal. Be sure to carefully follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions.

We will monitor your progress after your surgery, and give you detailed post-operative instructions to make your recovery as easy as possible. The results are long-lasting. It is possible to develop new fat, of course, but you can help maintain your slimmer contour with the preventative measures of healthy eating and regular exercise.

Tummy Tuck Cost & Financing

The cost of tummy tuck surgery is important to our patients at H/K/B. There is no set price for our customized approach as the cost is as unique as you. Your surgeon will devise a specific approach according to your desired result and unique anatomy. Cost and finance options will be discussed at your initial consultation.

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Ready to learn more about Tummy Tuck in Mt. Pleasant & Charleston, NC? We are dedicated to guiding each individual through their unique journey by providing exceptional care in order to achieve exceptional results. Complete our form to receive more information and to schedule your consultation with one of our expert surgeons at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery. 

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