Tummy Tuck in Chicago, IL

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About Tummy Tuck Surgery

For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat in the abdominal region can be frustrating, especially when you have made great efforts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the typical reasons why an individual may not be able to reclaim a slim and tight stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a body contouring enhancement that redefines the abdominal region, achieving attractive outcomes for patients. Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Saeed Chowdhry performs tummy tuck surgery that is customized to the condition of the abdomen. This cosmetic treatment at SAC Plastic Surgery in Oak Lawn, IL allows men and women the opportunity to achieve a toned, smaller abdomen and more confidence. To learn more about how an abdominoplasty can eliminate excess fat and skin while also tightening the stomach muscles, contact us today.

Ideal Candidates

Tummy tuck surgery can be performed on both men and women. If you cannot lose or reduce loose or wrinkly skin in addition to pesky pockets of fat in the stomach, this body contouring procedure can help create a slimming and more toned look. Dr. Chowdhry advises you to be at a normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it merely surgically corrects loose skin. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to reduce fat. If your abdomen has good skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with how your tummy looks, and diet and exercise have failed to produce results, you may be more suited for liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.

Surgical Technique

Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Chowdhry, which can be customized to meet the individual's unique condition. To start, the incision shape and size is determined based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of hanging skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique creates an incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic zone. Some individuals who are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from an abdominoplasty but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all abdominoplasty procedures at SAC Plastic Surgery involve the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.

What to Expect

When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to decrease swelling. Standing upright and walking will be hard to accomplish for a while, so you should take it easy for several days. Resuming normal movement becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You can generally resume a normal routine somewhere around two weeks. Workouts can begin around eight weeks or earlier if you are given permission by Dr. Chowdhry. The midsection will feel some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Chowdhry will customize your procedure plan to reach your unique concerns and goals before estimating costs. He will be able to better estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty is decided, which technique will be used, which anesthesia you will need, and other factors. To ensure you receive beautiful results from an experienced plastic surgeon, SAC Plastic Surgery makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by accepting several payment methods and providing you with information on low-interest financing.

What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three most common techniques for abdominoplasty: full, mini, or extended. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chowdhry will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, he can help you decide the technique that will produce your best results. A full abdominoplasty is better if you would like to fix loose skin in both the lower and upper stomach, whereas a mini-abdominoplasty is better for concerns under your belly button, such as a "pooch." The extended technique can address issues in the stomach, plus your upper thighs and hips.

What will my scars look like?
Incisions for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which technique is being used. During all tummy tucks, Dr. Chowdhry uses the thinnest incisions needed to minimize scarring. He also places incisions in areas that are less visible (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 sutures heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Although it is possible to get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will likely affect your results. Dr. Chowdhry strongly encourages that you be finished building your family before you get an abdominoplasty. If you do become pregnant following your tummy tuck, another surgery may be performed to refresh your results.

Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Several patients combine complementary surgeries with an abdominoplasty to achieve more dramatic results. At your initial consultation with Dr. Chowdhry, talk to him about your desires so a personalized surgical plan may be created to match your aesthetic goals. 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 an ideal candidate for after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover.

Attain a Tighter Tummy

A variety of factors can result in a sagging tummy that appears to have an abundance of loose and wrinkled skin. We understand that it can seem almost impossible to correct — but tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, skin tightening surgery by Dr. Chowdhry in Oak Lawn, IL can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call SAC Plastic Surgery for more information.

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