Abdominoplasty - Tummy Tuck

A flat and well toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods alone cannot achieve our goals. The most common causes of a loose and sagging abdomen are pregnancy, aging, significant weight fluctuations, prior surgery, and heredity. Unfortunately, there are no exercises that will correct loose, sagging skin. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin as well as restoring weakened or separated muscles to their original positions.
A complete tummy tuck requires a horizontal incision in the "bikini line" as well as a second incision around the navel or belly button. In less extreme cases, a mini-abdominoplasty may be done, requiring only a shorter "bikini line" incision. All tummy tucks involve internal suturing to reposition the abdominal muscles, sometimes referred to as an "internal girdle". Dr Preston routinely utilizes special techniques that eliminate any need for a drain tube.
After surgery, a compression garment is worn to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen as it heals. Activity can be gradually increased after surgery. Generally about 6 weeks are required to resume strenuous exercise.

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765 North Hamilton Road
Suite 130
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: 614-478-4785
Fax: 614-478-4159