Looking for abdominoplasty in Chicago? The
abdominoplasty is an operation which
is performed to eliminate excess fatty
tissue and skin folds in the mid to
lower abdominal region. Often, women
who have experienced multiple pregnancies
have an excess amount of skin in this
region as a result of abdominal swelling
during pregnancy. During this procedure,
the surgeon raises abdominal skin and
tissue, stretching it downward and
removing the excess with a closure
within what is referred to
as a "bikini line." Repair of
muscular structures is done at the
same time. Often, the procedure involves
repositioning the navel to a higher
level. To enhance the result, liposuction
of the hips and abdomen is often performed.
Contact Chicago plastic surgeon Dr
Tresley for more information about
having an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck
in Chicago or Oak Brook Illinois.
In the abdominoplasty, postoperative scarring is significant and may take from six months to a year for resolution; it will never disappear completely. Most often the tummy tuck is performed as an outpatient procedure in the Chicago area under general anesthesia. Routine activity can be resumed within ten days, but sports and exercising are prohibited for six weeks to allow the muscle to heal properly.
Sometimes, a mini tummy tuck can be performed. This leaves a shorter scar, and the navel does not need to be repositioned. This procedure is ideally suited for patients who require less skin excision.
Other types of body contour surgery include the upper arm, buttocks
and thighs. Often these procedures are
contemplated by those who have experienced
a significant weight loss and its accompanying
sagging skin. Here again, surgical advantages
must be weighed against scarring. Contact
Dr. Tresley about having an abdominoplasty
in Chicago today.
Body Contouring Procedures