Your Ideal Figure is Within Reach
A healthy diet with regular exercise can work wonders for a person’s appearance and health. At the same time, many of us have trouble achieving our ideal figure no matter how diligently we work—especially when it comes to getting rid of excess skin and loose pockets of fat.
Known officially as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck in Tuscaloosa at Indian Hills Plastic Surgery can help! This treatment is a proven, effective way to improve the abdomen’s appearance following a major life event, like childbirth, or to put the finishing touches on your dream body.
How it Works
What to Expect During a Tummy Tuck in Tuscaloosa
After an initial consultation with Dr. Wallace, our team will put together a customized treatment plan with instructions for pre- and post-op care. A tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure performed under anesthesia, where the goal is to contour the areas of the abdomen with excess skin, fat, or stretch marks.
This will involve making an incision below the belly button in order to lift the skin and repair the underlying tissue. In some cases, patients may require an incision in their upper abdomen as well. Dr. Wallace will then trim the excess skin and close the incision using sutures.
What it treats:
When performed by an experienced, professional team of plastic surgeons, a tummy tuck procedure can treat:
- Excess abdominal fat
- Excess abdominal skin
- Abdominal wall separation.
The length of the treatment will vary based on the size of the operation area, but most patients can expect their procedure to last anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. A tummy tuck procedure is an outpatient surgery. However, patients have the option to stay overnight in an accredited facility.
Following your tummy tuck, Dr. Wallace will send you home with a set of post-op instructions to help optimize your recovery. Recovery time will vary based on a variety of factors, such as age and lifestyle, but most patients should expect a timeline of about 6 weeks. Final results are typically seen at 6 months.
Committing to an aesthetic treatment is an important decision, and the team Indian Hills Plastic Surgery believes in respecting that decision. Our plastic surgery center in Tuscaloosa does this by delivering compassionate care, comprehensive treatment education, and exceptional results for all patients.
Pricing at Indian Hills Plastic Surgery
The cost of non-surgical aesthetic treatments or plastic surgery in Tuscaloosa shouldn’t be a mystery. Transparency matters, and we believe patients should know beforehand how certain procedures will impact them financially.
Achieve Your Aesthetic Goals
Take the first step and schedule an appointment at Indian Hills Plastic Surgery in Tuscaloosa—or try our procedure match tool to find a treatment that fits your needs!