Knoxville Tummy Tuck Procedures
A flat stomach and a well-defined waist are two things every woman would like to have. Whether you have been trying diet and exercise or you have had children and can’t seem to get rid of the extra skin left over after your pregnancy, a tummy tuck can help you attain the figure you desire.
Everyone’s body is built differently, and Dr. Hall makes sure to plan your surgery based on your body and your goals. A tummy tuck usually involves an incision from hip to hip, so Knoxville tummy tuck patients will be asked to bring your favorite swimsuit on the morning of surgery to ensure the final incision is hidden in your bikini line.
Am I A Candidate For Tummy Tuck Surgery?
A tummy tuck procedure may be right for you if you are in good health, do not smoke, and:
- Have extra skin and/or fat in your abdomen that has not gone away with diet and exercise
- Do not plan on losing a significant amount of weight
- Do not plan to become pregnant
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
During a tummy tuck, extra skin and fat are removed, and the skin is then pulled downward and stitched into place with stitches that are hidden beneath the skin. Your belly button will need to be moved and placed in a more natural position, and a small amount of liposuction will be performed around the waist to provide a pleasing contour. You will go home with small drainage tubes to prevent fluid from collecting underneath your skin, but these drains are usually removed by Dr. Hall a few days after surgery. In some cases they aren’t even needed.
Knoxville tummy tuck patients will have the procedure done in a Dr. Hall’s outpatient surgery center and can expect the procedure to last about 2 hours. You will wake up after your surgery in a light elastic garment, which will be worn for a few weeks under your clothes while you’re healing.
Knoxville Tummy Tuck Surgery: Recovery Time and Restrictions
Recovery from a tummy tuck procedure is slightly more prolonged than, for instance, breast augmentation or breast lift surgery. You won’t be able to stand fully upright for about a week following surgery while your body gets accustomed to your new, flat stomach. It may take a few days before you are able to do normal activities around the house, and you should plan on taking 2 weeks off from work for recovery. You will be able to resume aerobic activity approximately 6 weeks after surgery.
Price of Tummy Tuck Surgery
The cost for a tummy tuck can vary depending on how much skin and fat need to be removed and whether any other procedures are done concurrently. For more information on what is included in the total cost of the procedure, Knoxville tummy tuck patients can visit our Plastic Surgery Pricing page. There, you can select the procedures you’re considering and get a detailed estimate of what they will cost before you schedule your consultation.
If you have any questions about your Knoxville tummy tuck procedure & surgery or would like to meet with Dr. Hall to discuss your options: Call (865) 973-9500 or use our contact form and request an appointment. For out of town patients, feel free to request an online consult via Skype.