Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Charlotte, NC
Excess fat and loose skin in the abdominal area can be remedied with a tummy tuck. Plastic surgeon Dr. Broc Pratt offers abdominoplasty for men and women in Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas in North Carolina.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The abdominal area is prized by men and women alike. Unfortunately, aging, massive weight loss and pregnancy can make the area difficult to tone and tighten. Loose skin and stubborn fat may not be addressable with diet and exercise, but you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty is classified as a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck offers the most extensive correction in the upper and lower abdomen, as well as the underlying muscular structure. Some men and women only have excess fat below the bellybutton, and Dr. Pratt may recommend the less extensive mini tummy tuck procedure.
What are the Benefits of Abdominoplasty?
- Removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and flanks
- Tailored to the patient’s individual needs
- Flattens the midsection
- Can be combined with lipo sculpting
How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
A tummy tuck is performed by using an incision that starts at one hip bone, follows the pubic line and ends at the other hip bone. The placement ensures that the scar is hidden by underwear. If you are having a full tummy tuck, Dr. Pratt may use sutures to tighten the muscles and create a new opening for the navel. The remaining skin is pulled taut over the abdomen and any excess is trimmed away.
How Do I Prepare for Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is an intensive plastic surgery, so you should understand the recovery process. Dr. Pratt explains this during the consultation, and we encourage you to ask any questions that will help you feel confident about your decision to have the surgery.
What is Recovery Like After a Tummy Tuck?
You may not realize how much you use your abdominal area for day-to-day activities, so following our aftercare instructions is of the utmost importance. You will need to rest for a time, and the midsection is protected by a compression bandage to reduce swelling and hold the tissues in place as they heal. The initial recovery takes about six weeks.
How Much Does Abdominoplasty Cost in Charlotte, NC?
After you develop a surgical plan with Dr. Pratt, we discuss cost and financing through CareCredit®.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?
If you have tried to tone your abdomen and flanks with exercise and had little success, Dr. Pratt may recommend a full or mini tummy tuck, as well as liposuction and lipo sculpting.
Do I Need an Abdominoplasty Consultation?
We want you to love the results of your abdominoplasty, and the best way to feel confident about the investment of time and money is to have a consultation at Carolina Age Management Institute.
Broc Pratt, MD, of Carolina Age Management Institute offers tummy tuck procedures for men and women in Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.