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Plus Size Tummy Tucks performed in Jacksonville, Florida

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A Plus Size Tummy Tuck  is a surgical procedure designed to address excess skin and fat in the abdominal area for individuals who are classified as plus size or have a larger body frame. This procedure aims to contour and tighten the midsection, resulting in a flatter and more toned appearance. A plus size tummy tuck surgery is similar to a full tummy tuck, but typically need 

During your consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL, your cosmetic surgeon will be able to review with you if you are a good candidate for plastic surgery. They will review your body weight and see if you are close to your ideal body parameters. Also discuss your overall health. 

Many patients that we perform plus size tummy tucks or maxi tummy tuck procedures are overweight and obese. During surgery your surgeon can perform liposuction thereby removing excess fat. The surgeon will also address any looseness in the abdominal muscles at the time of surgery.

During a Plus Size Tummy Tuck, a skilled cosmetic surgeon will make an incision along the lower abdomen, typically from hip to hip. The length of the incision may vary depending on the amount of excess skin and fat that needs to be removed. The surgeon will then carefully remove the excess tissue and fat, while also tightening the underlying muscles if necessary.

One of the key considerations for plus size individuals undergoing a Tummy Tuck is the placement of the incision. The surgeon will strategically position the incision to ensure it can be easily concealed within the natural folds and contours of the body. This helps minimize the visibility of any scarring post-surgery.

After the excess skin and fat have been removed, the remaining skin is repositioned and sutured back together. The surgeon will take great care to create a smooth and natural-looking result. In some cases, liposuction may also be performed to further enhance the contouring effect.

Recovery from a Plus Size Tummy Tuck typically involves wearing a compression garment to support the healing process and reduce swelling. It is important to follow the surgeon's post-operative instructions, which may include restrictions on physical activity and proper wound care.

While a Plus Size Tummy Tuck can provide significant improvements in body contour and self-confidence, it is important to have realistic expectations. It is not a weight loss procedure, but rather a way to address excess skin and fat that may be resistant to diet and exercise.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with a Plus Size Tummy Tuck. It is crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring to discuss your individual case and determine if this procedure is right for you.

One common question we get, is “What if I lose more weight after my tummy tuck?” The answer is that it depends on several factors. Variables include how much additional weight you lose and how much elasticity your skin has. 

Interestingly, Dr. Caplin had a patient return for a follow up visit approximately one year after surgery. The surgery had lit of fire for her and she losses an additional 75lbs. Granted she was in her thirties, but she looked incredible! No need for any additional procedures and her abdomen was as flat as ever!

In conclusion, a Plus Size Tummy Tuck is a surgical option for individuals with a larger body frame who wish to achieve a more toned and contoured abdominal area. With proper consultation and a skilled surgeon, this procedure can help individuals feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.