Tummy Tuck in Knoxville

Tummy Tuck in Knoxville, TN with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery

Belly fat – we all hate it! It makes us feel unattractive and is some of the most stubborn fat. Even after rigorous workouts and careful diets, it often remains, which is incredibly frustrating.

Fortunately, tummy tucks can address this problem. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is the ideal procedure for excess skin and fat, particularly for women wanting their pre-pregnancy bodies back. Reclaim your pre-motherhood figure. Wear clothes that make you feel feminine and confident. Take the next step to regain your youthful appearance.

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 Knoxville, TN 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 give you a leaner, more youthful tummy and waistline. No more uncomfortable “belly roll” when sitting, and your clothes will fit better. You’ll be able to wear midriffs and bikinis with confidence.

If excess skin and fat are concerns, an H/K/B plastic surgeon can assist. We are renowned for our state-of-the-art facilities and proven techniques.

What Is A Drainless Tummy Tuck?

Drains are typically inserted post-operatively to prevent fluid accumulation that occurs between tissue layers after tummy tuck surgery. Although they have been necessary for quite some time, drains are awkward, messy, and cumbersome for patients to carry around for weeks after their procedure. Now, patients can experience a drain-free recovery thanks to the use of progressive tension sutures.

The cutting-edge progressive tension suture technique uses dissolving stitches to close the gap between the muscle and the fascia, decreasing the chance of seroma and other post-operative fluid collection concerns. Studies have shown that patients who had progressive tension sutures had a reduced risk of postoperative seroma after having an abdominoplasty. As innovators in plastic surgery, we are proud to give our patients a recovery free from anxiety about the aftercare of drains.

At H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, we use a technique that removes the space between the abdominal wall and overlaying fat and skin whenever possible. No space means no place for fluid to collect, and therefore, no need for drains. While not all patients are ideal candidates for this technique, recovery is easier for those who can have the surgery safely

Your Tummy Tuck Consultation with
H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery in Knoxville, TN

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?

You should avoid blood thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, and Tylenol for two weeks before and after your tummy tuck procedure. Patients over 50 will require an EKG.

During your surgery, excess fat and skin are removed from above the belly button down to the pubic area. The incision typically extends from one hipbone to the other, but it is placed low. Liposuction is performed through the entire abdomen, hips, and pubic area to suction out the excess fatty tissue.

The muscles are repositioned to achieve a flat, tight abdomen with dramatic improvement to the waistline and posture. This process also allows any abdominal muscles that have stretched apart to be brought back together. Stretch marks can sometimes be removed or reduced as well during this procedure, and we can diminish them further through our ICON Laser, which is the only FDA-approved laser procedure for stretch mark removal.

Abdominoplasty is an outpatient surgery performed at our state-of-the-art facility, or for more invasive procedures, you can stay in our fully accredited overnight facilities under the care of our professional nursing staff – all of whom are certified in advanced cardiac life support. This is not a requirement for a facility’s accreditation and certification, but it ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care should there ever be an emergency. It means you can relax in the knowledge that you are in good hands.

Note for those with only abdominal fat and no excess skin, abdominal liposuction alone may be sufficient. During your consultation with our doctors, we will advise as to which procedure will bring you the results you’re after.

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 Knoxville 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

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 Knoxville Tummy Tuck? 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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