Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck in Charlotte, is a routine procedure, performed on both women and men. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that nearly 130,00 tummy tuck procedures were performed in the U.S. in a recent year.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck, recommended for patients with moderate to severe abdominal bulging, is performed under general anesthesia and may take up to five hours. In this procedure, Dr. Beck makes an incision from hip to hip along the pubic hairline, strategically placed to be undetectable in a bikini. Through this incision, he tightens and repairs sagging or separated abdominal muscles, and removes excess fat and skin from the mid and lower areas of the abdomen.
Incisions are skillfully closed with sutures for less visible scarring. After surgery, you may have drains to remove excess fluids and be asked to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and help the skin adhere to your new flatter, firmer, tighter belly.