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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Many men and women find themselves with stretched flabby tummies. This can be the result of weight loss or the aging process, when muscles weaken and skin loses its elasticity. Multiple pregnancies can create the same unflattering effect for women. The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who is not terribly overweight or someone who has extra fat in the abdominal area that does not respond to diet and exercise.

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. Most patients will be sent home the same day. The procedure involves tightening the abdominal muscles and removing the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. After surgery, there will be some soreness and discomfort that can usually be controlled with medication.

Most patients are up and about in a day or two after surgery; however, your activities will be limited for several weeks. An elastic binder is worn around the abdomen for support for a minimum of two weeks. Some patients also have drainage tubes that they care for themselves for about a week. Patients will need to restrict most physical activities, like yard work, sports, and aerobic activities for at least four weeks. Returning to work can vary from two to four weeks, depending on the patient’s job. Afterwards, patients are seen with a flatter, trimmer abdomen.


I loved my entire experience with Dr. Best and his staff. I felt very comfortable and welcome; I am really glad I chose Best Impressions. I would definitely recommend Best Impressions to my family and friends so that they can experience all the great things and attitudes that I did. Dr. Best did a wonderful job and I look great!

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Just a thanks !
Just wanted to thank you, Dr. Best and staff, for answering all of my questions ! I know that I’ve had a bunch. It must feel good working in a profession where you see such a difference in people’s appearance and how they feel about their changes. I grew up in a family with several artists. I know a good artist when I see his work, and Dr. Best is a true artist! I look forward to warm weather and the clothes that go along with it. I thought this surgery would be nice because I wouldn’t have to trip over my breasts anymore! An extra bonus—they really are attractive! I’m sure in a few weeks, I’ll get over flashing myself in every mirror in our house!