Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Many people find that despite following a healthy diet and exercise plan, they still have excess fat or sagging skin in the abdominal region. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can help smooth this trouble area. Dr. Linderman has helped Indianapolis tummy tuck patients achieve a flatter tummy and tighter abdominal wall muscles, resulting in a new slimmer silhouette and improved self-image.
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Tummy Tuck Procedure
In the page below, Dr. Linderman explains the abdominoplasty procedure to help potential Indianapolis abdominoplasty patients understand what to expect.
Abdominoplasty may be indicated in bariatric patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and have achieved their weight goal but have significant skin excess. Abdominoplasty is also beneficial to women who have redundant abdominal skin following pregnancy. Abdominal stretch marks can also be improved or entirely removed.
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Tummy Tuck Types
Dr. Linderman performs a high lateral tension abdominoplasty which is a more innovative type of tummy tuck to lessen scarring in the pubic area. It also tightens the thigh skin, permits aggressive liposuction during surgery, and allows for circumferential body contouring.
There are two types of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.
- Mini-abdominoplasty tightens the skin and muscles of the lower abdomen below the umbilicus.
- Standard Abdominoplasty tightens all of the abdominal wall skin and muscles. The umbilicus may be relocated.
Dr. Linderman recommends the mini-abdominoplasty if the area of concern is located below the umbilicus. This procedure is less extensive than a full abdominoplasty with a smaller incision and a quicker recovery time of one week. It is usually preformed as an outpatient procedure and may be combined with other procedures such as liposuction.
A full abdominoplasty is indicated in those patients with generalized skin excess and or muscle laxity involving the entire abdomen. Recovery time is longer, and patients are off work up to 2 weeks. An overnight stay is usually required. Active aerobic exercise can generally be resumed in 4-6 weeks.
If you feel your body profile no longer matches the energy and vigor you feel inside, contact Dr. Linderman and find out how he can help you reach your image goals with a one-on-one consultation.
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Many Indianapolis tummy tuck patients have further improved their body shapes by also having breast augmentation with breast implants, breast lift, or breast reduction. Dr. Linderman has helped tummy tuck patients improve not only their figure, but also their self-confidence. Please visit our breast augmentation and breast lift pages to learn more about these procedures.
In addition to cosmetic procedures for the body, Dr. Linderman specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face. He has helped many rhinoplasty, facelift, and brow lift patients turn back the clock and look younger and more refreshed. To learn more about these procedures, visit our rhinoplasty, facelift, and eyelid surgery pages.
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