Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Virginia Beach, VA
Many women choose tummy tuck surgery to correct the loose skin that can often occur after pregnancy. Individuals who have lost significant weight resulting in loose, sagging skin are also good candidates. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bounds, Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach offers the tummy tuck procedure to the residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a procedure that flattens, smooths and removes fat deposits in the abdominal area. The procedure targets loose, sagging skin and tightens underlying musculature, dramatically changing the appearance of a bulging or protruding tummy.
Tummy tuck surgery may be combined with liposuction to slim and flatten the abdomen. This procedure is ideal for individuals who are not obese and whose weight is stable.
Preparing for a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Procedure
Tummy tuck surgery is a relatively major procedure and your desired results will determine the techniques and complexity of your surgery. There are basically two options – complete abdominoplasty and partial or mini abdominoplasty in which skin and fat deposits below the navel are specifically targeted.
Dr. Bounds will evaluate your overall physical condition and present you with options that will be best suited to achieve your desired results.
Prospective patients who are significantly overweight may need to lose weight prior to tummy tuck surgery. Women who are considering having children should postpone the surgery because the procedure often involves tightening of the abdominal wall, which would of course again be stretched by pregnancy.
What Results Can I Expect from an Abdominoplasty?
If you have been self-conscious about the appearance of your stomach area, you very well may achieve the boost in self-esteem that you are seeking. When you feel better about your appearance it shows in the way you interact with others and often how others treat you. Remember that tummy tuck surgery – or any plastic surgery procedure – is by no means a cure-all for other aspects in your life that may be troubling you.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Virginia Beach?
Tummy tuck surgery is a complex procedure and many variables exist which make it difficult to predict your exact cost. During your consultation, Dr. Bounds will discuss costs based on your personal treatment plan. On all procedures, we are proud to offer CareCredit® and ALPHAEON financing to our clients whom wish to use convenient monthly plans. For more information, visit our financing page.
Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kevin Bounds, and his team offer tummy tucks to the residents of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and the surrounding communities in Virginia. Contact us today!