Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the main reasons why someone may not be able to reclaim a tighter and slimmer stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a cosmetic procedure that redefines the stomach area, achieving youthful-looking results for patients.
Oklahoma City, OK plastic surgeons Drs. Erik Nuveen and Courtney Caplin perform abdominoplasty that is based on the amount of excess skin and fat present. This popular surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates allows patients the chance to achieve a slimmer, tighter tummy and more confidence. Learn more about how a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat while also tightening the stomach muscles before contacting us for your consultation.
Body contouring of the abdomen is performed with general anesthesia. There are various techniques that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by one of our skilled surgeons. The surgery is customized according to the individual's specific goals. To start, the incision type is chosen based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with extensive loose skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck.
A full or extended tummy tuck makes the incision from hip bone to hip bone, just on top of the pubic line. Some individuals with minimal skin laxity may be better candidates for a mini tummy tuck. These individuals still benefit from skin tightening but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the technique used, all abdominoplasty procedures at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates involve the excision of sagging skin and liposuction.
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to assist with swelling. Walking and standing will be challenging at first so you should rest for a couple of days. Walking becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal.
I had wanted a tummy tuck for about 12 years. I scheduled a consult with Dr. Caplin just to get an idea of pricing. I walked out with an appointment. She and her nurses were so sweet and honest. I was terrified of the process, because I’ve been ashamed of my body for all of those 12 years. She made me feel comfortable and hopeful. The day of my surgery was another hurdle for my self esteem to cross. Once again, she and her staff was amazing. The nurse, Audrey, and scrub tech, Lita, walked me through each step. They made sure I always knew what was going to happen. I couldn’t have asked for better care! I even was able to reach Dr. Caplin at 10 o clock on a weekend night about something that I had a serious concern with. She responded right away and went out of her way to take care of me. I do plan on having more work in the future, and I will hands down to back to Dr. Caplin! I appreciate the staff for all they did for me!!
Most patients should be able to resume normal activities within two weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to 6 – 8 weeks or when you are cleared by Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin. Your abdomen will feel sore and tight, but you will feel yourself again after your recovery progresses.
I had a tummy tuck in November of 2017. The office staff was very helpful and professional anytime I had a question. Dr. Nuveen and his intern made me feel very comfortable and were easy to reach post-surgery. Lita the surgical tech was very informative on what was going to happen before surgery. The anesthesiologist helped me feel very relaxed haha.
I absolutely love this place, i am a dancer and i got my breast implants by Dr. Nuveen about 5years ago and i always get compliments on them. I just recently got a tummy tuck about 8months ago, also by Dr. Nuveen and i couldnt be happier, yes there is a big scar but my clothes fit better and my confidence has gone up tremendously. I would reccomend this facility to anyone looking for any cosmetic procedures. The staff is amazing and i had a srcub tech, Lita who made my experience with the tummy tuck amazing, she had experienced the procedure herself and eased any nerves i had pre op.
At the time of your initial consultation, one of our skilled surgeons will develop your unique treatment plan to help you reach your unique concerns and aesthetic goals before estimating the cost of your treatment. At that time, we will be able to better estimate your costs. To ensure you get great results from an experienced surgeon, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by accepting several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest financing.
You will likely receive one of the three most common techniques for abdominoplasty: full, extended, and/or mini. During your initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, one of our surgeons will determine the technique most likely to provide the results you desire. A full abdominoplasty is best if you would like to correct loose skin in both the lower and upper stomach, whereas a mini-abdominoplasty is better for extra skin under your belly button. The extended technique can address issues in the stomach, plus your upper thighs and hips.
Surgical incisions for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. During all tummy tucks, our surgeons use the smallest incisions possible to minimize scarring. They also place incisions in areas that are less visible (such as through the belly button or in the pubic region) so they may be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar management instructions so your stitches heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.
Although it is still possible to get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will likely affect your results. We strongly encourage that you complete your family before scheduling your abdominoplasty. If you do become pregnant following your tummy tuck, another surgery may be done to touch up your results.
A lot of patients add a second body surgery with an abdominoplasty to give them more dramatic results. At your initial consultation, be candid about your aesthetic goals with our surgeons so a comprehensive surgical plan may be created for you. You might combine abdominoplasty with a thighplasty for a lower body lift or other areas for all-over body contouring. If you want to rejuvenate your body after having children or losing a lot of weight, you might be a good candidate for after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover.