What is a Tummy Tuck?
For adults, hanging skin and excess fat in the abdomen can be frustrating and hard to get rid of. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most common reasons why an individual may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer tummy. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a cosmetic treatment that reshapes the abdominal region, producing attractive results for patients. Board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin perform abdominoplasty using techniques that vary, depending on the condition of the abdomen. This cosmetic treatment at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL allows patients the opportunity to have a slimmer, tighter tummy and renewed confidence.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Three surgeries with Dr.Nuveen - I have had a face lift followed by a tummy tuck. Finally , last week a breast reduction and lift. I am 76. My husband and I are enjoying my new look. I feel so good about me. Dr. Nuveen has been so caring about me. The entire staff are delightful. I am so glad I made the choice of the surgeries but especially using Dr Nuveen. Thank you again for my new ME."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 03, 2020
"8 years later, & I am still happy with my tummy tuck! Dr Nuveen & his staff are wonderful & caring. I would never consider using anyone but Dr Nuveen if I ever decided to have another procedure."- D.A. / Facebook / Feb 07, 2021
"Did my tummy tuck here 3 weeks ago and I'm so happy with my results!!! Dr.Nuveen and staff were so helpful and supportive. I had lots of questions and they were always happy to respond in a delightful manner. This was my first cosmetic surgery and I can't imagine going somewhere else."- R.R. / Facebook / Feb 07, 2021
"I have no idea where to even begin with this review except from the beginning. A little about me, I’m 42 years old and grew up in a very strict body image type home. After having children I “let myself go”. For 15 years I was severely overweight. About seven years ago I decided it was time to make a change. I lost 85 pounds through better eating choices and exercise. But then I was left with saggy skin and these areas of fat that no matter how hard I worked I couldn’t lose them. I decided I wanted to have a tummy tuck done. After researching countless doctors and reading many stories on here I decided to call Dr. Nuveen’s office. His staff is the most polite and helpful group of people I have encountered in a facility such as this. When I finally had my appointment I was so impressed with the facility and staff that I knew no matter what I wanted to have my procedure here, but I still had not met the doctor. Once the consult was concluding Dr Nuveen told me that he would be happy to do a tummy tuck for me, but he didn’t think I would be happy with the results considering there was a lot of fat and saggy skin on the backside that needed to be removed as well. I went into an immediate tailspin. He was recommending a lower body lift. I was not prepared for this in any way. But I felt confident that if that is what he recommended then that is what I was going to do. Once I was hime and processed I realized I had a lot more questions I needed answers to. Without hesitation his staff set up another consult. Dr. Nuveen was so patient with me. He answered every question I had. By the time I left his facility again I was never more sure where I wanted to have my procedure done but also who I wanted to do it. I can not tell you how happy I am that I made this decision. I am 28 days post op and I feel amazing. M stomach is completely flat. My incisions are all but healed. I had very minimal pain after procedure. Dr. Nuveen gave me my life back. He gave me my happiness back. For that I can never be thankful enough. I truly believe in this man. I believe in his knowledge, technique, and I feel like he has the best support staff around him. I would recommend anyone considering a lower body lift to do a consult with him at the very least. Even if you have a bit of travel, it won’t cost you anything but time. I truly hope this helps someone out there that is looking for their own path to follow. This procedure has already changed my life and I had never been happier than I am right now."- J. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2018
HOW IS TUMMY TUCK SURGERY DONE?
Abdominoplasty can be offered to both men and women. If you find yourself upset over loose or wrinkly skin in addition to excess fat on the stomach, this body contouring procedure can help produce a tighter and slimmer figure. There are several methods to consider when the surgery is performed. For starters, the incision type is determined based on the quantity of excess skin. Some patients with extensive sagging skin might benefit best from a full tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck makes the incision from hip bone to hip bone, just on top of the pubic zone. Some individuals who are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from tummy tuck surgery but will simply have a smaller scar.
Tummy Tuck FAQ
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
During your consult, Dr. Caplin or Dr. Nuveen will create your unique treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals before estimating costs. They will be able to better estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty is decided, what technique will be used, which anesthesia is needed, and other factors. To ensure you get high-quality results from a skilled plastic surgeon, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates helps to make your tummy tuck easy to afford by accepting several payment methods and helping you find low-interest financing.
What type of tummy tuck should I get?
You will probably get one of the three main techniques for abdominoplasty: full, mini, and extended. In your consultation, Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin will ask about your needs and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, they can better decide the technique that will give you the best results. A full abdominoplasty is good if you want to fix loose skin in the lower and upper abdomen, while a mini abdominoplasty is better if you only have issues under your belly button, like a "pooch." An extended tummy tuck can improve the abdomen as well as the upper thighs and hips.
How will my scars appear?
Incisions for your tummy tuck will vary based on which type you are getting. For all tummy tucks, Dr. Caplin and Dr. Nuveen use the thinnest incisions possible to limit scars. They also place incisions in less visible areas (through the belly button or in the public region) so they can be concealed by a swimsuit or underwear. After your tummy tuck, it's important to follow your scar care instructions — so your sutures heal flat and blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you can get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will likely affect your results. Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin recommend that you be finished with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider an abdominoplasty. If you become pregnant following a tummy tuck, another surgery may be performed to refresh your results.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
A lot of patients get a second body surgery with a tummy tuck to see more dramatic improvements. During your consultation with Dr. Caplin or Dr. Nuveen, talk to them about your desires so a comprehensive treatment plan may be developed that matches your goals. You may combine a tummy tuck with a thigh lift for a lower body lift or other areas for all-over body contouring. If you are trying to rejuvenate your whole body after having children or losing a significant amount of weight, you might be a good candidate for a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery.
GET A TIGHTER TUMMY
Many factors can lead to a sagging abdomen that creates loose folds of skin. We understand it can be frustrating and challenging to deal with, and surgery is generally the only way to overcome this. If you are embarrassed by the loose skin on your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, tummy tuck surgery can help you get the look you desire. We invite you to call Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL for more information.