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Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)

Many patients who have experienced dramatic weight loss or pregnancy struggle with loose skin on their stomach and seek out the services of Dr. Paul Gardner to undergo a tummy tuck, one of the top Naples abdominoplasty specialists. While dieting and exercise can tone abdominal muscles, only surgical intervention can remove sagging skin on the stomach and tighten flabby muscles.

Tummy tuck is a sophisticated plastic surgery procedure that helps patients obtain flatter stomachs by removing loose skin and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. Once healed, patients achieve the looks they desire and feel more confident in their appearance.

Tummy Tuck in Naples

Dr. Gardner begins the process with a one-on-one consultation to determine the patient's aesthetic needs and to tailor the procedure specifically to the patient. He also thoroughly discusses the procedure and answers any questions to ease patient apprehension.

On the day of the surgery, tummy Naples patients are prepared for the procedure by Dr. Gardner's medical team and are given a general anesthesia. Dr. Gardner begins the tummy tuck by creating an incision across the abdomen and stitching the abdominal muscles into a tighter position. Then, he extracts excess skin and repositions the belly button to a more aesthetically pleasing location.

In almost all instances, Dr. Gardner combines liposuction of the “love handles” with abdominoplasty at no extra cost. He may also recommend other areas be treated with liposuction.

Certain patients are candidates to have combined tummy tuck and liposuction of the tummy. This cutting edge procedure can successfully remove excess skin and fat on the stomach to yield smaller waistlines and more toned abdomens.

Abdominoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes about two to four hours to complete. After the procedure is finished, Naples abdominoplasty patients are able to return to their homes, where they can rest and recover for one to two weeks before returning to their daily activities.

Recovering from Abdominoplasty with Dr. Gardner

Tummy tuck is an invasive surgical procedure, which may lead to complications. Dr. Gardner has years of experience performing successful tummy tuck procedures and has earned a reputation as a top body contouring specialist throughout the Naples area. After patients review Dr. Gardner's outstanding surgical record and before-and-after tummy tuck pictures, they feel assured that they are in good hands.

Your Procedure

As a highly regarded board certified cosmetic surgeon and abdominoplasty specialist, Dr. Gardner performs both full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck surgeries. A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive technique of abdominoplasty to treat patients who struggle with a protruding lower abdomen. He lends his eye for aesthetics and surgical finesse to every procedure to produce beautiful, natural-looking results within a safe and comforting environment. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Gardner, please contact his office at (239) 566-2611.

Additional Body Contouring Procedures in Naples

Dr. Gardner has extensive experience treating patients in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Naples for a variety of aesthetic issues regarding their body. In addition to his expertise in abdominoplasty, Dr. Gardner is also a renowned and extremely knowledgeable Fort Myers / Naples arm lift, body lift and labiaplasty specialist. Visit Dr. Gardner for more information on these and other cosmetic surgery procedures.