Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the removal of both excess fat and skin on the abdomen region. Like liposuction, a tummy tuck is a procedure to be considered for stubborn fat and skin that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. This excess fat and skin can be the result of many life situations or decisions, including, but not limited to:
- Significant weight gain or loss
Regardless of the reason, a protruding abdomen can make patients extremely uncomfortable with their body, causing them to have an unhealthy perception of their body image or low self-esteem. When other, natural attempts have failed, a tummy tuck is a good option to consider.
All consultations, procedures, and appointments for our Kansas City tummy tuck patients take place at our advanced surgical center in Overland Park, KS.
The tummy tuck incision is made fairly low so that the resulting scar will be as discreet as possible. After the incision is made, Dr. Quinn removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen, shaping a pleasing contour for your new figure. He also tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall to enhance your new, toned appearance. He then closes and bandages the incision. You might be asked to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and speed your recovery.
Along with a patient’s desire to have a tummy tuck performed, health must be considered to determine their qualification for such a procedure. In light of this, we encourage patients to schedule a complimentary consultation at Quinn Plastic Surgery, in the Kansas City area, to discuss their specific needs with Dr. Quinn.
During this time of self-improvement, our Kansas City tummy tuck patients are welcome to take advantage of the many non-invasive services and products offered at Quinn Medical Day Spa, directly adjacent to our surgical center. Our highly-trained and friendly aestheticians offer treatment options such as microdermabrasion, Thermage® skin therapy, and laser hair removal to help you look and feel your best.
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