Are you bothered by a belly bulge, extra skin or stretch marks that just won’t go away?

Has childbearing left you with loose sagging skin around the middle? Would you like a more sculpted abdomen with a single surgery? If so, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

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How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat pads from around the abdomen. The procedure also tightens weakened or separated muscles of the abdominal wall for a firmer appearance and longer-lasting results. Tummy tuck surgery is done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During surgery, Dr. Craig makes a single horizontal incision just within or above the pubic area. He then works to meticulously shape and contour your ideal figure. Most patients find the subsequent scar to be well worth their newly sculpted appearance.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Men and women who have loose abdominal skin and/or fat can benefit from a tummy tuck. The procedure is also popular among recent mothers because it helps to tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy. The procedure may help improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.

You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Excess or sagging abdominal skin.
  • An abdomen that protrudes and is out of proportion to the rest of your body.
  • Abdominal muscles that have been separated and weakened.
  • Excess fatty tissue that is concentrated in your abdomen.
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Dr. Craig is a board-certified surgeon and body contouring specialist. He’ll help determine your candidacy for tummy tuck surgery at the time of your initial consultation. In some cases, you may be better suited for less invasive procedures such as liposuction.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?*

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that takes a good deal of skill and expertise. While treatment times vary from client to client, most patients can expect to be under for about 2-hours. General anesthesia is used throughout to keep you comfortable during your procedure. Tummy tucks are done as an outpatient procedure.

“I had a tummy tuck with lipo in August 2016, I would have this procedure done over again in a heartbeat. Dr. Craig explained the whole procedure from the beginning, through recovery all the way to the end result. The surgery lasted about 3 to 4 hours, I was home after lunch the same day. Dr. Craig himself called me the next day to check and see how I was doing. Recovery was exactly how Dr. Craig told me it would be,, I had no problems at all, I followed Dr. Craig’s instructions and recovery was smooth. I was back at work within a couple of weeks. I would recommend Dr. Craig (Accent Plastic Surgery in Tupelo, MS) to anyone, him and his staff make you feel comfortable. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with my result, having this procedure done has done so much for my self esteem, I actually feel good about myself again and the clothes I wear, also has made me change into a healthier lifestyle. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Craig he is a wonderful and professional surgeon and cares about his patients.”

Alisha, Patient

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What Results Will I See?*

You will see a firmer, flatter stomach immediately following your procedure. Excess skin and fat will be gone, however, you will be left with a significant amount of swelling initially. As this swelling subsides, you will begin to see a more contoured physique emerge. Significant improvement will occur approximately 3-4 weeks after your tummy tuck. Final results can take 6-8 months to gradually appear.

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Is There Any Downtime?*

It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals. Depending on the extent of your tummy tuck and your general physical condition, you may be able to return to non-strenuous work anywhere from 1-2 weeks after surgery.

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In many instances, you can resume most of your normal activities, including some forms of mild exercise, after several weeks. You may continue to experience some mild, periodic discomfort and swelling during this time, but such feelings are normal. Severe pain should be reported to Dr. Craig. We do not recommend any heavy lifting for at least 4-6 weeks.

Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation

Ready to learn more about Tummy Tuck Surgery at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS? Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at 662-377-6290 to schedule your consultation today!

*Individual Results May Vary*