Tummy Tuck – Weight Loss Surgery in Charlotte, NC
The Refine Institute offers tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) to the residents of Charlotte, Concord, and the surrounding communities in North Carolina and South Carolina.
“The approach to abdominoplasty or tummy tuck has evolved to offer camouflaged incisions and improved body contouring.”
– Dr. Pratt
You’ve worked hard to lose a significant amount of weight and now you’re met with an unexpected blow to your renewed self-confidence, a pouch of excess skin, hanging around your stomach.
It’s a common occurrence, especially after extreme weight loss. Skin is an elastic living organ. When you lose weight rapidly, the elastic components of your skin don’t have much time to adapt, resulting in sagging skin and loose tissue.
A tummy tuck procedure is one way Dr. Platt can remove this excess skin, and tighten your abdominal wall, creating a taut and toned stomach.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
During your tummy tuck, Dr. Pratt will make an incision in between your pubic line and naval. Through this incision, excess skin will be removed including, some tissue and fat to smooth out the appearance of your belly. Once this is done, the weakened muscles are repaired and the tummy is drawn taunt. After your incisions are closed, they are bandaged for healing.
Expect some swelling and discomfort along the incision area early on, however, this can be controlled with oral medication. While walking is encouraged, bending and lifting should be avoided for the first week. You will be able to return to normal activities, other than heavy lifting and contact sports, within a few weeks. Your final results will be evident after the swelling goes down, which will take several months to eliminate.
What is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck in Charlotte?
The price of a tummy tuck will vary depending on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve the desired stomach appearance. The Refine Institute offers financing options to help you achieve your goals.
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The Refine Institute provides personalized care to residents of Charlotte, Concord, and the surrounding communities in North Carolina and South Carolina with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call 704-931-8048 to speak with our friendly staff.