A tummy tuck is usually combined with liposuction to enable patients to enjoy targeted fat removal as well as removal of excess skin. Skin can become loose and flabby due to weight fluctuations, child birth, age, and genetics. Over time, skin produces less collagen and elastin, the key elements for skin that’s supple and “snaps back.” Tummy tucks procedures are suitable for both men and women.

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Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons in Salem

Plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen are leading Salem, Oregon plastic surgeons specializing in tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures. They can tell you if you’re a good candidate for abdominoplasty, or perhaps a partial abdominoplasty—also known as a mini tummy tuck. Every tummy tuck is personalized to the patient and their unique goals. Drs. Neaman and Christiansen only recommend the best procedures (if any) for every patient.

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Body Contouring and Tummy Tuck Surgery

Body contouring can be a surgical or non-surgical procedure and is fully customizable. It’s an umbrella term for a number of procedures, including liposuction, tummy tucks, body lifts, a “mommy makeover,” thigh lift, butt lift, or any number of laser treatments. Body contouring procedures are meant to restore symmetry and enhance your natural beauty.

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Is a Tummy Tuck Right For You?

Every person and tummy tuck is unique. The only way to know if you’re a good candidate for abdominoplasty is to schedule a consultation with a reputable surgeon. Ideal candidates are at or close to a healthy weight but struggle with loose skin and perhaps stubborn pockets of fat. Patients should be non-smokers and generally healthy. Tummy tucks can often address the following issues:

  • Saggy skin in the belly area
  • Loss of abdominal muscle tone
  • Fat deposits around the belly that don’t budge with diet and exercise
  • Stretched-out belly skin after childbirth or weight loss

Women who plan to have biological children in the future might be advised to postpone their tummy tuck until after childbirth. There’s a risk of muscles tightened during a tummy tuck becoming separated in pregnancy.

Patients who plan to lose a lot of weight should also wait. However, those who are severely overweight are usually not a good candidate for tummy tucks to begin with. These patients might be better served with a traditional weight loss strategy or weight loss surgery.

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What Happens During a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks are major reconstructive surgeries requiring general anesthesia. Patients are thoroughly prepared by their surgeons beforehand with the knowledge of what to do in the days leading up to the surgery, including supplements and over-the-counter drugs to avoid.

Tummy Tuck Recovery Time

Recovery times will vary, and patients will be aware of their expected recovery time before surgery day. However, the average downtime before a person can return to work is about two weeks. During surgery, a horizontal incision is made from approximately hip bone to hip bone. Total incision length and shape depends on the amount of excess skin. Next, the skin over the abs is lifted to repair the ab muscles. Another incision may be required around the navel, and it might be necessary to surgically recreate a belly button which will look completely natural.

Next, the upper abdominal skin is pulled down taut. Excess skin is trimmed and the skin is sutured together. Sutures, clips, tape, and/or skin adhesives may be used to secure the incisions together.

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Differences in A Body Lift and Abdominoplasty

Good plastic surgery is about creating harmony with the tummy, waist, breasts and more. See Dr. Keith Neaman discuss the differences in a tummy tuck / abdominoplasty and a body lift.

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Using Liposuction During Tummy Tuck Surgery

Liposuction is frequently combined with a tummy tuck as the abdominoplasty is the primary surgery, and the addition of liposuction contours the sides of the abdomen creating natural harmony in the body proportions.

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Liposuction Versus Tummy Tuck Surgery

Do you know the differences in Tummy Tuck surgery and liposuction? See Dr. Dustin Christiansen discuss each procedure and how they are used separately to achieve aesthetic goals or as one procedure together for an added benefit.

Tummy Tuck FAQ's

What is a tummy tuck?

How is a tummy tuck performed?

Is there scarring with a tummy tuck?

What is the downtime after tummy tuck surgery?

How much does a tummy tuck hurt?

When is the best time to have a tummy tuck?

Do you have to be at a certain weight to have a tummy tuck?

Can a tummy tuck correct stretch marks?

What types of bandages do I wear after tummy tuck surgery?

What are the risks of a tummy tuck?

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure whereby loose, excess abdominal fat and stretch marks are removed. It is by no means a small operation. However, the results of many tummy tucks are excellent, and patients report a high level of satisfaction.

How is a tummy tuck performed?

In most tummy tuck surgeries, a horizontal incision is made just above the pubic hairline. The amount of excess skin to be removed will dictate the length of the incision. The skin is dissected, and the excess fat is removed. The abdominal muscles are tightened, and the belly button will be repositioned.

Is there scarring with a tummy tuck?

Yes, but the incision takes 12-18 months to finalize the scar. The incision is placed to be hidden in your bikini line.

What is the downtime after tummy tuck surgery?

The down time for a tummy tuck varies by patient, but you should plan at least two weeks down time away from work or routine activities.

How much does a tummy tuck hurt?

Pain is relative and subjective, but bear in mind that a tummy tuck is a major surgery. Our team will do everything possible to keep you comfortable after your procedure and during your recovery.

When is the best time to have a tummy tuck?

The best time to have a tummy tuck is after you are finished having your children, and your baseline body weight has returned to normal.

Do you have to be at a certain weight to have a tummy tuck?

The ideal preference is that you are physically healthy and close to your target weight.

Can a tummy tuck correct stretch marks?

A tummy tuck can correct your stretch marks because it might remove parts of the skin with stretch marks. However, this is not guaranteed.

What types of bandages do I wear after tummy tuck surgery?

After tummy tuck surgery, particular dressings and bandages will be applied over the incisions, and you may need to wear a compression garment or elastic bandage to reduce swelling and support your abdominal muscles.

What are the risks of a tummy tuck?

Any surgery comes with a variety of risks. However, you can drastically reduce risks by choosing a reputable cosmetic surgeon and following pre- and post-care instructions carefully.

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery Consultation

At Neaman Plastic Surgery, the first step on your cosmetic path is a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. They will meet with you to discuss your treatment options and help create a customized tummy tuck plan tailored to you.

A tummy tuck can give you the taut, flat, toned belly you’ve lost or always wanted by removing loose skin. Neaman Plastic Surgery is located in Salem and we accept patients from across Oregon. Learn more by contacting us for your personal abdominoplasty consultation. 

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