For those patients who have tried hitting the gym, eating a healthier diet, doing every at-home exercise available with no change or areas that are still bothering you, you have options to get the body you desire. A tummy tuck in Toledo can help restore a more firm look and feel to your abdominal area. This procedure can help both men and women by removing excess fat, inelastic(loose) skin, and tissues in the stomach area as well as tighten your muscles and improve the appearance of your belly button with Dr Koltz’s signature belly button.
If you are looking to change your look, a tummy tuck might be your best option. Experienced Ivy League trained and double fellowship trained ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Koltz can help you enhance your look and get you the body you dreamed about.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tucks are often done in combination with other body contouring procedures, such as breast surgery or liposuction. Patients commonly choose to have a tummy tuck if they have excess skin around the belly button area or have a weak abdominal wall resulting in bulging or a pooch below the belly button area. A tummy tuck can help remove loose, excess fat and skin, tighten the abdomen’s soft connective tissue, and remove stretch marks around the belly button area, creating a more toned and smooth look. For moms who have previously had a C-section, a Dr Koltz is usually able to incorporate the existing surgical scar into a tummy tuck scar. Patients who are in good health, not too far from their goal body weight, and who do not plan on becoming pregnant in the future make good candidates for a tummy tuck.
During and After Surgery
There are several different techniques for a tummy tuck in Toledo, and these depend on your goals. During a standard tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are surgically removed from the abdomen, and the connective tissue in the stomach is tightened with sutures. The remaining skin is then altered to create a more toned and smooth look. Your waist area is frequently liposuctioned to further narrow your waist. Sometimes patients also prefer to have their lower back and love handles liposuctioned in order to give the optimal contour of the entire torso. Your tummy tuck will be done at our new fully functional and equipped cosmetic center but can also be performed in a hospital in certain situations.
After the surgery, the abdominal incision and bellybutton are covered with a bandage. In certain situations, small tubes may be placed beneath the incision site to drain any excess fluid. We recommend getting up and walking as soon as possible after surgery to increase blood flow and help prevent blood clot formation. After the procedure, you may experience swelling as well as minimal to moderate pain, which can be managed with several methods that Dr. Koltz has pioneered for his cosmetic surgery patients. Most people say they do not have any pain, but rather just feel tight. You will need to wear a supportive abdominal garment for about six weeks after the tummy tuck procedure, which provides abdominal support and limits swelling while the surgical site heals. Dr. Koltz will explain the procedure and aftercare during your consultation.
Speak to Dr. Koltz in Toledo About Whether a Tummy Tuck is Right for You
A tummy tuck in Toledo can give your abdomen a more toned and youthful appearance. Our compassionate team at pēkoMD have everything you need to help you get the body you want. Dr. Koltz will develop an individualized action plan that caters to your every need to help you reach your ideal body goals.
If you are looking to refresh your look, we can help. Call today to schedule a consultation.