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 Gardner Plastic Surgery to undergo a tummy tuck with our Naples cosmetic surgeon. Individuals who might otherwise have a normal body weight and proportion can still develop a protruding, loose, or saggy abdomen. The most common reasons for this include aging, heredity, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations. The procedure can also restore weakened or separated muscles to the effect of creating an abdominal that is both smoother and firmer. Dr. Paul M. Gardner is one of the most well-respected abdominoplasty specialists. While dieting and exercise can tone abdominal muscles, only surgical intervention can remove sagging skin on the stomach and tighten flabby muscles. However, a tummy tuck is no substitute for a recurring exercise regimen.
Tummy tucks are 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. Paul Gardner, plastic surgeon of Gardner Plastic Surgery 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. Every patient’s requirements are different. He also thoroughly discusses the procedure and answers any questions to ease patient apprehension.
On the day of the surgery, Naples tummy tuck patients are prepared for the procedure by Dr. Gardner's medical team and are given a general anesthetic. Our Naples cosmetic surgeon begins the tummy tucks 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 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. Paul 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. Patients will receive a detailed information packet of post-operative instructions, thoroughly detailing any actions you may need to take. After patients review Dr. Paul Gardner's outstanding surgical record and before-and-after tummy tuck pictures, they feel assured that they are in good hands at his Naples plastic surgery practice.
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 Cosmetic surgery 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 with arm lift, body lift and labiaplasty specialist. Visit Dr. Gardner for more information on these and other cosmetic surgery procedures.