About Abdominoplasty Surgery
For women and men alike, hanging skin and excess fat within the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to lose it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the primary reasons why someone may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer abdomen. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery that successfully transforms the stomach area, creating amazing results for patients. Port St. Lucie, FL plastic surgeon Dr. S. Darrell Lee performs abdominoplasty that varies on the individual's cosmetic goals. This popular surgery at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center allows patients the chance to have a redefined physique and renewed confidence.
Tummy Tuck Ideal Candidates
Abdominoplasty can be performed on both women and men. If you battle loose skin as well as excess fat in the abdominal region, this surgical treatment can help restore a tighter and slimmer physique. Dr. Lee recommends you to be at a healthy weight prior to surgery. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure — it addresses loose skin. Liposuction is often implemented during surgery to remove fat. If your tummy section has healthy skin tightness, but you are still unhappy with your appearance even on a healthy diet, you may be a better candidate for liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy so that the surgical outcomes are not impacted.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Unsurpassed expertise! - Dr. Lee is a well trained, compassionate physician who takes time to listen to his patients. He spends more time with his patients then any other physician I have ever come across, let alone another plastic surgeon. Dr. Lee did my tummy tuck and I was so pleased, I went on to have a breast augmentation. When discussing my breast aug with other women who are considering the procedure, they cannot believe they are not the real thing! Dr. Lee is the truly has an eye for natural beauty which surely comes through in his work. When it is time for a facial procedure, I would consider no one else! We are lucky to have him in Port St. Lucie."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 23, 2008
"30, Mom of 2 & Can't believe I have my body back - Port Saint Lucie, FL - I met with 3 board certified ps in my area and Dr. Lee impressed me the most. His office is very nice, his staff has been very friendly. They were very accommodating when I ran late for my first consultation. He talked in terms of body proportion and explained everything in detail and terms I understood. I thought of more questions after my first consultation and will go back to get those answered at the end of August and see how that goes. They let me schedule my surgery for all 3 procedures even though I was on the fence about the tummy tuck and said I can change my mind up to my pre op appt on November 6. I will make a decision before then to be courteous but thought that was very nice. I cannot say enough good things about the staff and dr lee. The surgery went great and now I am healing. He really puts you at ease and doesn't rush anything."- C. / RealSelf / Jul 16, 2014
"Wonderful Surgeon - Wonderful staff, excellent care and dr lee did a terrific job with my tummy tuck. The follow up is very professional. The girls are all positive and encouraging. It's obvious how proud they are to work there"- X. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2018
"Tummy Tuck 7/19/18"- P.A. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
"Tummy Tuck 7/19/18 Amazing would be an understatement! Beginning with my initial consult not only spending a significant amount of time with Dr. Lee and staff going over the intricacies of the surgery, but meeting with Michelle reviewing financing options and answering numerous questions, the pre and post op care has been phenomenal. I especially felt at ease knowing I could reach Dr. Lee 24/7 if needed. The results speak for themselves! Dr. Lee is a genuine perfectionist. A thank you to Dr. Lee and his staff just isn’t enough. There are no words to express my gratitude to all of them from the front desk and beyond. Dr. Lee & his staff excel on all levels. They will forever be my family!"- P.A. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
Tummy Tuck Surgical Technique
Tummy tuck surgery is performed using general anesthesia. There are several methods to consider when the surgery is performed by Dr. Lee, which is tailored for the patient's needs. For starters, the incision length is selected based on the amount of excess skin. Some patients with severe sagging skin may require a full tummy tuck. This method places the incision from hip to hip, just above the pubic area. Other patients who have minimal skin laxity may be better suited for a smaller incision. These patients still benefit from tummy tuck surgery, but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of the method, all tummy tuck procedures at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center involve the removal of loose skin and fat removal.
What to Expect with Tummy Tuck
After your tummy tuck surgery, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to help control swelling. Walking and standing will be difficult at first, so you should rest for a couple days. Standing becomes easier once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Most patients should be able to resume normal activities around two weeks. Exercise can resume later, closer to two months or when you are cleared by Dr. Lee. The abdomen will feel sore and tight, but you will feel normal after recovering.
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Attain a Tighter Tummy
Many factors can lead to a stretched-out abdomen that creates hanging skin. We know it can be a daily struggle — surgery is generally the only way to overcome this. If you are tired of having the loose skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, tummy tuck surgery by Dr. Lee in Port St. Lucie, FL can help you get the look you want. Please contact Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center to learn more.