In the ongoing battle of the bulge, people will go to great lengths to trim and tone their stomachs. But when loose, excess skin is in the way, no amount of exercise or fad diets can help you get your stomach the way you’d like it to look. Though muscles can be toned and weight can be lost, excess skin that has lost elasticity and succumbed to gravity cannot be corrected on your own. A tummy tuck is a highly effective surgical procedure that trims excess fat to reveal the slim, trim stomach you’ve always wanted.
If you are considering a tummy tuck in Brighton or the local area, Dr. Lee H. Colony at Michigan Plastic Surgery can help. When you call MPS, you will be able to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Colony so that you can address your specific concerns. Dr. Colony will work with you to tailor a treatment plan that is right for you.
On the day of your procedure, you will need to be sedated either through general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During your consultation appointment, you and Dr. Colony will determine which option is best for your procedure. Once your anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Colony will make a horizontal incision above your pubic area. The length of the incision will be based on how much correction is needed. Once the incision is made, Dr. Colony will remove excess skin and fat and tighten and repair any stomach muscles that have been weakened or separated (usually as a result of pregnancy).
Recovery following your surgery will require downtime and time away from work and strenuous physical activity. Pain and discomfort can be managed through the directed use of ice packs and painkillers. Once the area has healed, the result is a smooth, trim tummy.
For more information on a tummy tuck in Brighton and to meet with Dr. Colony, contact Michigan Plastic Surgery today.