Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
In Charleston, SC, patients come to Dr. O’Neill to achieve a flatter stomach and a tighter abdomen. Abdominoplasty, or more commonly referred to as Tummy Tuck surgery, is the procedure used to remove excess fat and skin around the belly and sides. The surgery also restores weakened or separated muscles, which is common after pregnancy. This procedure creates a more smooth and firmer abdominal profile, which enhances your body image and confidence.
*As with any procedure and/or treatment the results may vary.
How is Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?
A tummy tuck involves the surgical removal of excess abdominal fat and skin and includes tightening of the abdominal wall where muscles have weakened. A full abdominoplasty procedure requires a horizontal incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel.
The size of the incision depends largely on the amount of excess skin to be removed. Where correction is isolated to the area below the navel, a limited or mini abdominoplasty with a shorter incision at the pubic bone may be recommended. Liposuction may be performed with a mini tummy tuck where excess fat is the only factor.
For women who would prefer to have a tummy tuck in combination with liposuction and breast augmentation, they can get the mommy makeover package in our office too!
Recovery After Abdominoplasty
Swelling should subside and initial results should appear in about two to four weeks. Once swelling subsides and the tissue has settled, final results will appear. Typically, final results appear within two to four months. Scars from incision lines will continue to fade for up to one year after your surgery.
Schedule A Tummy Tuck Consultation in Charleston, SC
Dr. O’Neill is experienced and qualified to provide you with a specialized tummy tuck. Charleston, SC, patients deserve positive and natural-looking results, and our diligent attention to detail and gentle care make that a reality for them.
We perform abdominoplasty surgery in his clinic conveniently located in Charleston, South Carolina on Daniel Island. Learn more about your options and discuss any questions you may have with a consultation. Call today at 843-881-2130 or contact us online.