The tummy tuck is a body contouring surgery that Dr. Jonathan Kramer performs to remove loose and excess abdominal skin and repair and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles. These issues often occur after pregnancy or weight loss and may not respond to diet and exercise.
Primary reasons to have a tummy tuck:
- You are left with loose abdominal skin after pregnancy or weight loss
- Your abdominal muscles have been outstretched and are causing a bulge
- You have been unable to achieve your goals with diet and exercise alone
How a Tummy Tuck is Performed
Dr. Kramer will make a horizontal incision travelling between your bellybutton and pubic bone. From here, he will cinch together any weakened or outstretched abdominal muscles to strengthen the foundation of your midsection. Dr. Kramer can then reshape the underlying tissue to create a firmer contouring, and, if needed, he may also reduce stubborn fat with liposuction. Excess skin is then trimmed away and the remaining skin is pulled tight to provide you with a smooth and even contouring of your midsection.
A Real Solution for a Flatter Abdomen
After losing a large amount of weight or having children, you may be left with loose, excess skin that hangs off your abdomen. This can be extremely frustrating and disheartening because even with regular exercise and a healthy diet, the skin may never return to its former, tighter condition on its own. The tummy tuck is a life-changing procedure that can help to finally restore the slim and taut contours of the midsection.
Depending on the amount and specific location of the excess skin, Dr. Kramer will work with you to develop a personalized tummy tuck plan that will best achieve a flatter abdomen and a natural looking outcome.
Healing After a Tummy Tuck
Your tummy tuck recovery will vary depending on the technique used for your specific procedure. For example, if the muscles needed to be tightened, you will likely experience a longer recovery period than someone who just had a reduction of excess skin. Dr. Kramer will go over the details of what you can expect from your personal tummy tuck recovery. Most patients are able to return to work about 2-3 weeks after their tummy tuck.
Getting Started with a Tummy Tuck in Boise
At Kramer Plastic Surgery, your tummy tuck will be approached in a personalized way to provide you with a well-toned abdomen. Years of board certified plastic surgery experience, top-level training, and life-enriching results are just a short drive away with Boise’s own Jonathan Kramer, M.D. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and make life happen.