About Tummy Tuck Surgery
For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat surrounding the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to get rid of it. 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.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"My surgery date was June 30th of this year. I had a tummy tuck,buttock lift and brest lift with implants. I was pretty nervous when i walked in the surgery centers doors but after sitting with Dr. Nuveen and his nurse for 15 mins before my surgery i had forgotten about my nervousness and the next thing i knew i was waking up in my new body. It has only been 2 weeks since my surgery and i am so pleased with the results. Dr. Nuveen's staff is the best. Everyone there is so helpful, friendly and very professional. My aftercare nurse was so attentive to my needs and after i came home I received several calls from Dr. Nuveen's staff checking on me. For anyone who wants or needs cosmetic surgery i would recommend Dr. Nuveen. I have complete confidence in him and I believe he and his staff genuinely cares about his patients and their needs. Thank you for making me feel good about myself and loving the way i look."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 14, 2011
"I would highly recommend Dr. Nuveen for your cosmetic procedures, he has a very sweet nature and has your best interest at heart. My experience with him was great, I had a tummy tuck a year ago and he also performed otoplasty for my then 16 year old son. Dr. Nuveen is a very caring individual and his staff was knowledgeable and caring as well."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 03, 2012
"I had a tummy tuck a few months ago. I'm so pleased with the results. I plan on recommending him to everyone. The nurse I had was fantastic! Her name is Ashley Kretzschmar, and she has an amazing bedside manner. I felt like she really cared about my needs during the procedure and especially afterwards. She has a professional attitude but she's a caring and thoughtful young lady."- C.W. / Vitals / Feb 04, 2015
"After having 2 babies, my belly was a disaster. I hesitantly called and talked to Mandy about a consult for a tummy tuck. Nervous as could be I went to my appointment with Dr. Nuveen. Not one time did I feel uncomfortable or like I was being judged. The office staff was very polite and accommodating and made you feel like family. The work that Dr. Nuveen did on me is absolutely amazing. This man knows what he is doing! I couldn't be happier with my results. I am so happy I took that leap of faith and trusted all the staff that worked on me. Their work is truly amazing. I just recently had the privilege of meeting Dr. Jensen. He did a small in office procedure with such knowledge, patience, and expertise. He too, made me feel like family. Very easy to talk too and honestly had me laughing the whole visit. I love going here and look forward to seeing them again in the near future. Go for it! You wont regret it!"- K.C. / Google / Feb 08, 2015
"Dr. Nuveen and his staff are the best. I have had two surgeries and he did great. I am thinking about a tummy tuck and I wouldn't even consider anyone doing it but him. Thank you so much."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 19, 2015
Tummy Tuck Surgical Technique
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.
What to Expect with Tummy Tuck
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. 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.
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Tummy Tuck FAQs
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
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.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
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.
What will my scars look like?
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.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
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.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
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.
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