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Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)

Naples Plastic Surgery

Many patients who have experienced dramatic weight loss or pregnancy struggle with loose skin on their stomachs and may seek out the services of a cosmetic surgeon due to the lack of viable at-home options to treat the condition. Some people who have an otherwise normal body-weight-to-proportion physique can still develop a protruding, loose, or saggy abdomen. The most common reasons for this include aging, heredity, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations, with the tummy tuck being among the most effective means for addressing the excess belly skin.

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Hi, today I wanted to talk to you about the abdominoplasty, or what’s commonly known as the tummy tuck.

During the tummy tuck procedure, excess skin on the lower part of the abdomen is removed and the muscles underneath are tightened to create a nice waist, and to give you a contour that you desire. A tummy tuck has many different variations that we can tailor to each individual patient–can be used in conjunction with liposuction and that will allow you to have a flatter stomach and an improved waistline. If you feel like a tummy tuck is a procedure you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to call for a consultation.

Also known as an “abdominoplasty,” Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro offer the tummy tuck to their patients in the Naples, Florida area. Along with reducing excess belly skin, the procedure can also restore weakened or separated muscles with the effect of creating abdominals that are both smoother and firmer. 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.
A 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 typically achieve the looks they desire and feel more confident in their appearance.

Tummy Tuck in Naples

Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro always initiate cosmetic surgery procedures with a one-on-one consultation to determine the patient’s aesthetic needs and to tailor the procedure specifically to the patient’s unique physique and desired outcome. Our doctors also thoroughly discusses procedure steps, answer all questions, and strive to ease patient apprehension by imparting as much detail about the surgery as possible.
On the day of the surgery, patients are prepared for the procedure by our expert medical team and, once all prep details have been addressed, given a general anesthetic. Our plastic surgeons begin each tummy tuck with an incision across the abdomen, which allows them to sticth the abdominal muscles into a tighter position. This is followed by an extraction of excess skin and repositioning of the belly button to a more aesthetically pleasing location.
In most instances, Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccoro combine liposuction of the “love handles” with abdominoplasty at no extra cost. They may also recommend that 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, 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

Tummy tucks represent an invasive surgical procedure, which may lead to complications. Our cosmetic surgeons have extensive training and experience performing successful tummy tuck procedures, and Gardner Plastic Surgery has earned a stellar reputation for plastic surgery in the Naples area. Patients will receive a detailed information packet regarding post-operative instructions, thoroughly detailing any actions you may need to take. After patients review our surgeons’ outstanding surgical record, expertise, and before-and-after tummy tuck pictures, they are assured that they are in good hands.

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Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro consider health to be the highest priority, so they work with great care and exacting precision when performing tummy tuck procedures to improve the aesthetics and contours of the abdomen. They take pride in helping their patients begin their journey toward their aesthetic goals and are committed to helping patients obtain the beautiful results they desire.

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The surgical team at Gardner Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro are both highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.
At their state-of-the-art surgical suite in Naples, our plastic surgeons use their many talents, and personalized compassionate approach, to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuctions, and labiaplasty.
Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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