Brooks Plastic Surgery
Christopher Brooks, MD
Plastic Surgery located in Hollywood, FL
Many men and women are unhappy or embarrassed by the appearance of their abdomen. Christopher Brooks, MD, at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, improves the look and shape of your abdomen with a tummy tuck. To schedule a consultation with the experienced plastic surgeon, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Tummy Tuck Q & A
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck, also referred to as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the look of your abdominal area. Whether from aging, weight gain, or childbirth, the abdominal area can quickly become large and lax. A tummy tuck reduces the size of your tummy and restores muscle tone so you can go back to your shirtless days at the beach or your bikini at the pool.
Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
Dr. Brooks determines if you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck during a consultation. The cosmetic procedure is a highly personalized choice, and should be something you want to do to improve your sense of self and boost your confidence.
During your consultation, Dr. Brooks reviews your desire for the tummy tuck, as well as your medical history, to determine if the tummy tuck procedure is right for you.
What happens during a tummy tuck?
Before he begins your tummy tuck, Dr. Brooks develops your personalized surgical plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. With Dr. Brooks, no tummy tuck is like another. He uses various techniques to help get you the most aesthetically pleasing look.
A tummy tuck is a major procedure Dr. Brooks conducts under anesthesia. Once you’re properly sedated, Dr. Brooks begins the procedure. The procedure includes removal of excess skin, liposuction to remove unwanted fat, tightening of the abdominal muscles, targeted liposuction for sculpting, and repositioning of your belly button.
After your procedure, you’re sent to the recovery area. In most cases, you can go home the same day. However, if you had extensive surgery, Dr. Brooks may recommend one night in the hospital for monitoring.
How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?
Within a week of your tummy tuck, you should be able to stand up straight. Within about a month, you should be able to return to your usual activities. You should notice an improvement in your figure within the first 1-2 weeks of the procedure, with continued improvements over the next few months as the swelling goes down.
Dr. Brooks recommends you eat a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise to maintain your new, trim look.
To schedule a tummy tuck consultation, call Brooks Plastic Surgery today or request an appointment online.