Tummy tuck surgery, medically known as Abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the abdominal area in order to help with diet and exercise resistant fat and loos muscles from weight loss or pregnancy. Women and men gain improved tighter contours of the abdominal area as the results.

Suburban Philadelphia Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Edward S. Kole shares what it is about a tummy tuck that may tone you up.

The after-effects of Abdominoplasty are not a secret and this surgical cosmetic procedure has been around for a very long time. The tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed year after year. Extra fat, skin and tissue are removed from under the skin of the abdominal area and what remains is tightened up. Sometimes there are women with muscles that may be spread five or more inches apart due to several labor and deliveries. All of the exercise and crunches in the world would never bring those muscles back together. With surgical manipulation and detailing, different outcomes and goals can be reached.

Tummy Tuck surgery usually takes about two to three hours. First my patients receive general anesthesia through an IV catheter in the arm and this allows them to sleep the entire time. I place an incision along the pubic hairline or low bikini line. The incisions allow me to access specific areas that need to be enhanced throughout different steps of the procedure. Your belly button is then carefully lifted, to be re-sutured at the end. Your skin is then separated from the wall of your abdomen from the incision. It is this step that shows me weakened and stretched muscles. Some of the reasons for loose abs are:

  • Habitual weight gain and loss
  • Pregnancy(ies)
  • Prior surgeries
  • Lack of toning or ineffective strengthening

Being able to see the muscles allows me to place them into a different position and suture them together into their new location. This results in a firmer, tighter inner core. Your skin is then pulled back over the entire abdominal area and the extra is excised to accentuate your new curves.

You will have the maximum results after recovery and healing if you come prepared to our initial consultation with questions and medical information, stick to all of your post-op instructions and attend all post-op visits. The best option for you might not be as comprehensive as you may think. Specific elasticity and quality of skin, reason for flabby abs and what you are looking to accomplish all determine how I approach the methodology and technique for your procedure. It is always best for you to be as informed as possible, so that, your newly contoured waistline and slimmer, flatter tummy will be all that you were looking for and more.

Please contact The Kole Plastic Surgery Center at 215-315-7655 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Edward S. Kole. Our Office and Licensed Ambulatory and Surgical Center is conveniently located at: 1122 Street Rd Southampton, PA 18966