The tummy tuck is a popular surgical procedure that creates a flatter abdomen. People who have excess, protruding abdominal tissue can choose a tummy tuck to slim down the midsection.
Dr. Ellen, a board certified plastic surgeon, offers the tummy tuck to both men and women in the Detroit area.
Slimming Your Midsection with a Tummy Tuck
Before and After Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty performed by Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Janetzke
As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ellen has training, experience and aesthetic eye to perform beautiful tummy tuck procedures. This surgery is performed for both men and women who struggle with:
After a tummy tuck, your appearance and the fit of clothing will improve, and you should also experience better self-confidence.
Common Questions About a Tummy Tuck
Can a tummy tuck help me lose weight?
It is important to understand that body contouring procedures, like a tummy tuck, are not weight loss methods. Rather, they are completed after weight loss as a means to fine-tune the contours of the body.
Can I undergo a tummy tuck?
As a tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution, you should be at a stable, healthy body weight for the surgery with no weight to lose. You should also be a non-smoker as this can improve your healing time and reduce the risk of complications.
How is a tummy tuck done?
A tummy tuck is completed as an outpatient procedure and takes about two hours to complete. In this surgery, Dr. Ellen will make two incisions across your lower abdomen, hidden beneath your bikini line. The excess skin between the incisions will be removed and the incisions will then be sutured closed. Dr. Ellen will also apply a surgical dressing. You may also wear a compression garment, which will maintain the new contours of your midsection.
How will I care for my body after surgery?
When you complete tummy tuck surgery, you will need to limit activities like exercise for a few weeks. You will, however, be expected to walk shortly after surgery. Dr. Ellen will ask that you return to her office regularly as you heal so she can track your progress. She may also prescribe medication to manage any discomfort you may experience.
Can a tummy tuck be combined with other body contouring procedures?
Yes, in fact, liposuction is often performed at the same time as a tummy tuck. By incorporating liposuction, Dr. Ellen is able to create even smoother, more aesthetically pleasing contours of the lower body. Patients who have experienced massive weight loss may undergo additional "lift" procedures of the breasts, thighs, back and upper arms.
For patients who have experienced the success of losing weight and now need to shed troublesome sagging skin, a tummy tuck by Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Janetzke can provide beautiful results. Dr. Ellen and her staff are eager to learn about your aesthetic goals and work with you to achieve them. Please call or email our office today to schedule a consultation by calling 248.258.5100.