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Tummy Tuck in Huntsville, AL

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Tummy Tuck / “Abdominoplasty” Surgery

Loose, sagging skin around the midsection may be preventing you from achieving the toned abdominal contour you desire.

For many men and women, excess abdominal skin cannot be easily corrected using diet and exercise, and it can be a source of anxiety about their appearance. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to tighten the abdominal region for a firmer, better defined abdominal contour.

How can a tummy tuck help?

An abdominoplasty can create a more slender midsection and enhance your abdominal contour. By eliminating excess tissue and tightening loose abdominal muscles, you can restore a more defined and youthful tummy.

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The effects of pregnancy on a woman’s body can be dramatic and long lasting. Many women struggle to restore their firm, pre-baby body. Most patients experience sagging skin and loose abdominal muscles.

Solution: Standard Tummy Tuck


  • Discreet incisions along the abdomen hidden below the bikini line
  • Targets excess skin from the rib cage down to the pubic region
  • Tightens weak abdominal muscles
  • Creates more toned abdominal contours
  • Eliminates excess fat from the abdomen and flanks through liposuction and direct excision

After Major Weight Loss

Men and women who have undergone significant weight loss are often left with an excess amount of sagging skin. This extra skin may negatively impact their feelings about their weight loss. Eliminating this loose skin can help boost the self-esteem of weight-loss patients

Solution: High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck or Lower Body Lift


  • Removes excess skin from above the navel, around the navel, and down towards the pubic bone
  • Can provide correction of loose skin around the hips and thighs
  • Improves the feel and appearance of a loose stomach pooch
  • Eliminates chafing caused by excessive amounts of skin
  • Eliminates excess fat from the abdomen and flanks through liposuction and direct excision

Age-Related Abdominal Sagging

Men and women who have typically been in good shape may find that they have developed lax skin around their abdominal region as they’ve aged. Removing this sagging skin can help restore your youthful abdominal contours.

Solution: Mini Tummy Tuck


  • Corrects minor sagging of the lower abdomen below the navel
  • Utilizes a small incision along the lower abdomen
  • Restores tone to the abdominal muscles
  • Achieves a slimmer silhouette
  • Eliminates excess fat from the abdomen and flanks through liposuction and direct excision

What do you desire?

A Flatter Abdominal Appearance

Eliminating excess tissue from around the abdomen helps slim the appearance of the stomach. A flatter tummy allows you to feel comfortable in a wider variety of clothing. Slimming your appearance can help you feel better when you look in the mirror and happier with your body.

A More Defined Abdominal Contour

Tightening the abdominal muscles helps tone the appearance of the abdomen. During a tummy tuck, the skin is draped to help enhance the new abdominal contour. Toning the abdomen has other benefits including a stronger core, improvement in posture, and a reduction in back and other chronic pain.

A Smaller Number on the Scale

Excess skin and fat can add up to additional unwanted pounds on the scale. Removing this excess tissue can help you shed those unnecessary pounds. For some patients, this helps them reach their final weight-loss goal. For others, they feel lighter and more fit.


An Improvement in the Appearance of Your Stretch Marks

Tummy tuck surgery sometimes cannot eliminate all stretch marks. However, stretch marks below the navel can be eliminated. Stretch marks present on the removed skin are eliminated permanently. The remaining are shifted downwards and put under tension, placing them in a more hidden location and improving their appearance.

Regaining Your Confidence

All physical benefits combine to provide you with the most important benefit possible: confidence. Men and women who undergo tummy tuck surgery often find happiness in their bodies once more. Feeling more comfortable in your body can help improve your general confidence.

Tummy Tuck Concerns


Bruising, swelling, and redness is common following tummy tuck surgery. You will wear a compression garment for several weeks following your surgery to minimize swelling and promote better healing. For three to four weeks, you will be required to avoid laborious physical activities.

Depending on the nature of your job, you should be able to return to work within two weeks. You can resume your regular exercise routine after six weeks with your surgeon’s permission.


The exact cost of a tummy tuck varies depending on surgical, anesthesia, and facility fees, as well as the technique used and the extent of correction needed. Dr. Wilson will provide you with a custom quote during your consultation.


You may experience some mild discomfort in the first few days following your procedure. A numbing medicine (EXPAREL®) will be injected while you’re in the operating room to minimize discomfort experienced during the first four days after your surgery. Pain is also controlled using a prescribed oral medication and should subside after a few days.


Tummy tuck surgery can result in scarring. The extent of scarring depends on the technique used for your procedure. Great care is taken to place incisions in locations that can be easily concealed with underwear or swimwear. Scarring will likely fade over time.


Most patients achieve long-lasting results through tummy tuck surgery. The skin and fat removed during your procedure are permanently eliminated. However, tummy tuck surgery cannot prevent the remaining skin from stretching or the remaining fat cells from increasing in size if a healthy lifestyle is not maintained. Living a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and exercise is important to maintain your ideal tummy tuck results.

Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions in Huntsville, AL

What type of anesthesia is used during tummy tuck surgery?

General anesthesia is used during tummy tuck surgery to ensure patient comfort and safety.

Can tummy tuck surgery eliminate excess fat from my abdomen?

Excess fat will be eliminated during a tummy tuck by direct excision and liposuction. The liposuction focuses on the fat on the flanks and upper abdomen. Fat of the lower abdomen will be excised with the excess skin.

How does a tummy tuck improve your posture?

A strong core can better support the lower spine. Spinal support straightens the back and can relieve painful pressure.

How long does a tummy tuck procedure take to perform?

Depending on the extent of correction needed, tummy tuck surgery can last between three and four hours.

How long will I need to wear my compression garment?

It is advised that abdominoplasty patients wear a compression garment for six weeks following their surgery to help ensure the best results possible.

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