Tacoma Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
Patients elect to have cosmetic surgery for many different reasons. One of the most common reasons is the desire to look and feel slimmer. A very common misconception when it comes to plastic surgery is the belief that procedures such as liposuction and a tummy tuck are for extremely overweight and obese patients. This is not so – the best candidates for procedures such as tummy tucks are patients that are only just slightly overweight, and are looking for a more fit, streamlined look. Here at the Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery, we offer tummy tuck plastic surgery (abdominoplasty) in Tacoma so that all of our patients can look and feel their best.
Many patients who have a tummy tuck are postpartum women, who have weakened abdominal muscles and stretch marks. Other candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are those patients who have already lost a great deal of weight. This type of surgery can be a jump start to living a healthier lifestyle, but cannot be a replacement for it. A tummy tuck is not weight loss surgery. In fact, it is often the next step after weight loss surgery, as patients may have excess skin and sagging skin.
As with any type of procedure, this is a little bit of recovery time involved, and for most patients, that is only several weeks. Dr. Zemplenyi will go over all aspects of the surgery well in advance, so that patients will know what to expect. We also recommend full anesthesia with a tummy tuck, however, we also offer twilight sedation.
To learn more about tummy tuck plastic surgery (abdominoplasty) in Tacoma, or to make an appointment, please call the Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery at (425)358-4164 to speak with a member of our staff.