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Tummy Tuck

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Do you have excess or sagging skin on your abdomen that won’t go away with diet and exercise? If so, you may benefit from a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. This procedure can give you a smooth and tight belly by removing extra skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles.
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TUMMY TUCK: GET THE FLAT AND FIRM BELLY YOU WANT

Dr. Bivik Shah is a plastic surgeon in Columbus, Ohio, who specializes in tummy tuck surgery. He can perform this procedure for various reasons, such as weight loss, liposuction, or pregnancy. He can also customize the procedure to suit your needs and goals.

A tummy tuck involves making an incision from hip to hip, lifting the skin, and tightening the muscles. Then, the excess skin is trimmed and the incision is closed. The surgery can take two to five hours, depending on the extent of the work. You may have some bruising and swelling after the surgery, but they will fade within 10 days.

You will have a scar from the tummy tuck, but it will be hidden below the bikini line. You can see some examples of the results in our tummy tuck before and after photos. The results are long-lasting if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can enjoy your new and improved belly for years to come!

Do I need a vertical scar for a tummy tuck?

Not everyone needs a vertical scar for a tummy tuck. This is only for people who have a lot of loose skin in both directions. If you have extra skin from side to side, you may need a vertical incision to remove it. This is your choice, and Dr. Shah will discuss it with you.

Why should I have a full tummy tuck?

A full tummy tuck is the best option for people who want to get rid of all the stretch marks, skin, and fat from their belly button to their groin. It also tightens the muscles and shapes the waistline. Dr. Shah is known for creating the tightest bellies in Columbus, Ohio, with a full tummy tuck.

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a smaller version of a tummy tuck. It removes less skin and does not change the belly button or the muscles. It is ideal for people who have a small amount of skin below the belly button. It has a shorter recovery time and a smaller incision than a full tummy tuck

Frequently Asked Questions

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FULL TUMMY TUCK: THE ULTIMATE BELLY MAKEOVER

Do you dream of having a flat, smooth, and hourglass-shaped belly? If so, you may be a perfect candidate for a full tummy tuck at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shah is an expert in abdominoplasty, a procedure that eliminates stretch marks, excess skin, and loose muscles from your abdomen. He will also tighten your groin and sculpt your waistline to give you the best possible results.

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MINI VS FULL TUMMY TUCK: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, we offer both mini and full tummy tucks to suit your needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Shah will explain the differences, benefits, and risks of each option. He will also examine your belly and help you decide which one is best for you. A mini tummy tuck is ideal for those who only need a minor improvement in their lower abdomen. A full tummy tuck is recommended for those who want a dramatic transformation of their entire abdomen.

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TUMMY TUCK SCARS: HOW LONG AND WHERE?

One of the most common concerns about tummy tucks is the length and location of the scars. Dr. Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery performs all types of tummy tucks, with shorter or longer scars depending on your preference and needs. He will measure your skin elasticity and excess and discuss with you how long and where your scar will be. You can choose to have a shorter scar that stops in the front, or a longer scar that goes around the sides. Either way, Dr. Shah will make sure your scar is as low and discreet as possible, and your belly is as firm and tight as possible.

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TUMMY TUCK RISKS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Like any surgery, a tummy tuck has some potential risks, such as bleeding, infection, and anesthesia complications. These are very rare and can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon like Dr. Shah. A tummy tuck is a safe and effective way to achieve the belly you desire. However, it is a major decision that requires careful consideration and personal consultation. Dr. Shah will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery today.

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PREGNANCY AFTER TUMMY TUCK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are considering a tummy tuck at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, you may wonder how pregnancy will affect your results. Don’t worry, your baby will be safe and healthy, as your uterus and child will grow normally. However, your belly may change depending on how much weight you gain. If you stay within the recommended range (20-25 pounds), your skin will likely bounce back with minimal changes. If you gain more, you may need another surgery to restore your flat and smooth belly.

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TUMMY TUCK VS LIPOSUCTION: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Many people are unhappy with their belly appearance and want to improve it with plastic surgery. Dr. Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery will help you choose the best option for you, based on your goals and needs. Liposuction is ideal for those who want to remove fat and have a smaller and thinner belly. Tummy tuck is perfect for those who want to get rid of stretch marks, loose skin, and a pouch in the lower abdomen. Liposuction only removes fat, while tummy tuck also tightens the skin, muscles, and waistline.

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TUMMY TUCK AND LIPOSUCTION: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Some people want to enjoy the benefits of both liposuction and tummy tuck, such as a smaller, flatter, and tighter belly. In that case, you can have both procedures done at the same time, as long as your skin is in good condition. Dr. Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery will customize your surgery to suit your preferences and expectations. Plastic surgery is all about you and what you want!

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TUMMY TUCK SCARS: HOW TO MINIMIZE THEM

One of the concerns about tummy tuck is the length and location of the scars. Dr. Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery performs different types of tummy tucks, with shorter or longer scars depending on your skin elasticity and excess. He will discuss with you how long and where your scar will be, and you can choose to have it stop in the front or go around the sides. He will also make sure your scar is as low and hidden as possible. Not everyone needs the cut in the middle, which is only for those with a lot of loose skin from side to side and top to bottom.

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TUMMY TUCK RESULTS: HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

A tummy tuck at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery is a permanent procedure that will give you a fantastic belly for a very long time. As long as you maintain your weight, your results will not change. However, if you get pregnant, gain weight, or have weight fluctuations, your results may not last. That is why it is important to have a stable weight and lifestyle before and after your tummy tuck.

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TUMMY TUCK RECOVERY: WHAT TO EXPECT

A tummy tuck is a major surgery that requires a recovery period of 6 weeks. You will have 1 or 2 drains in your abdomen for 1-2 weeks to prevent fluid buildup. You will also need a walker for the first few weeks to support your back, as you will be bent over. After a week, you can start to straighten up gradually, but it may take 3 weeks to stand up completely.

Tummy Tuck cost

The cost of a tummy tuck at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery depends on several factors, such as the amount of tissue removed, the techniques used, and the time required for the surgery. Dr. Shah will provide you with an accurate estimate of the price after your consultation. He will also explain the financing options and payment plans available for your convenience.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to get a flat and sculpted belly with a tummy tuck? Contact the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery today and book your consultation with Dr. Shah. He will answer all your questions and help you achieve your goals.

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