Tummy Tuck in Charlotte

Tummy Tuck in SouthPark, NC with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery

Belly fat – it’s universally disliked! Not only does it affect our appearance, but it’s also some of the most stubborn fat to lose. Despite intense workouts and strict diets, it often remains. It’s incredibly frustrating.

Thankfully, procedures like tummy tucks can help remove this fat. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is perfect for those with excess skin and fat, especially women seeking their pre-pregnancy bodies.

Get your pre-motherhood body back. Wear clothes that boost your femininity and self-esteem. Take the next step to regain your youthful figure.

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 SouthPark and Charlotte, NC at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, complete our online form today to schedule a visit.

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What Can A Tummy Tuck in SouthPark Do For Me?

A tummy tuck can create a leaner, more youthful contour for your tummy and waistline. Say goodbye to the uncomfortable “belly roll” when sitting, and enjoy better-fitting clothes. You’ll feel confident in midriffs and bikinis.

For excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, an H/K/B plastic surgeon can help. Our state-of-the-art facilities and clinically proven techniques make us a top choice for tummy tucks.

What Is A Drainless Tummy Tuck?

Post-tummy tuck surgery, drains are typically inserted to prevent fluid accumulation between tissue layers. Though necessary for a long time, drains are cumbersome, awkward, and messy for patients to manage for weeks. With the introduction of progressive tension sutures, patients can now enjoy a drain-free recovery.

The advanced progressive tension suture technique employs dissolving stitches to close the gap between muscle and fascia, minimizing the risk of seroma and other fluid collection concerns. Research indicates that patients with progressive tension sutures have a lower risk of postoperative seroma following abdominoplasty. As leaders in plastic surgery innovation, we are pleased to offer our patients a recovery free from the stress of drain aftercare.

At H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, we utilize a method that eliminates the space between the abdominal wall and overlying fat and skin whenever feasible. No space means no fluid collection, thus eliminating the need for drains. While not every patient is an ideal candidate for this technique, those who are suitable experience an easier recovery without drains.

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

Your Tummy Tuck Consultation with
H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery

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 SouthPark, NC?

Refrain from taking blood thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, and Tylenol for two weeks before and after your tummy tuck. If you’re over 50, an EKG is necessary.

During the procedure, 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 targets the entire abdomen, hips, and pubic area.

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

Abdominoplasty is performed as an outpatient surgery at our state-of-the-art facility. For more invasive procedures, overnight stays in our fully accredited facilities are available with professional nursing staff certified in advanced cardiac life support, ensuring top supervision and care. For those with only abdominal fat and no excess skin, liposuction alone may suffice. 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 Charlotte 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 SouthPark, NC

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 SouthPark, 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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