Abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure intended to give the patient a smoother, flatter abdomen. At Indiana Plastic Surgery, we strive each day to be the best place to get a tummy tuck in Northwest Indiana, to make our patients feel safe and confident in their decisions, and to make the surgery experience as comfortable as possible (*).
When to Consider a Tummy Tuck
You may be a candidate for a tummy tuck in Indiana if you have loose or sagging abdominal skin and abnormal relaxation of the abdominal muscles. These conditions occur frequently after a pregnancy or significant weight loss. Many people also desire a tummy tuck because they are unable to tighten loose abdominal wall skin with exercise or diet.
Tummy Tuck Procedures
The tummy tuck Indiana is usually performed under general anesthesia either within the hospital or in an outpatient setting. The standard procedure tightens all of the abdominal wall skin, while the extended abdominoplasty tightens the abdomen as well as the flanks or sides.
A mini tummy tuck tightens the skin of the lower abdominal wall only, and can often be performed under sedation and local anesthesia.
Each procedure will utilize slightly different incisions. Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Robinson works with each patient to ensure the tummy tuck scar is placed in an easily hidden location.
After Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
Light activity is comfortable in 10-20 days. Rigorous activities such as aerobics should not be done for about 6 weeks. Your scar will be raised initially, but it will eventually fade and flatten out.
Are There Risks?
All plastic surgery procedures have some degree of risk. The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Dr. Robinson takes every necessary precaution to provide a safe experience for his patients.
Learn More about Your Tummy Tuck Options
Contact Us to schedule a consultation with board-certified Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson in his Valparaiso or Munster offices.
Service areas include: Munster, Valparaiso, Schererville, Highland, Merrillville, Gary, Hobart, Portage, St. John, Hammond, Griffith, Chesterton, La Porte, Michigan City and Southbend, Indiana. Dr Robinson meets with local residents as well as prospective patients from Chicago, South Holland, Lansing, Homewood, Flossmoor, Orland Park, Frankfort, Tinley Park & Oak Lawn, Illinois.