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
"Dr Nuveen is AMAZING! He has done both my surgeries. My first surgery I had a tummy tuck, arm liposuction, and fat transfer to buttocks. Second surgery after 8 months I came back and got butt implants & lower back liposuction. He gave me that shape & I’m so inlove with my results!! He is so caring & sweet. He understands your needs & wants! I HIGHLY recommend him! I definitely will be back for my rhinoplasty & a few more surgeries! ⌛️"- H.B. / Facebook / May 26, 2022
"Dr Nuveen is AMAZING! He has done both my surgeries. My first surgery I had a tummy tuck, arm liposuction, and fat transfer to buttocks. Second surgery after 8 months I came back and got butt implants & lower back liposuction. He gave me that shape & I’m so inlove with my results!! He is so caring & sweet. He understands your needs & wants! I HIGHLY recommend him! I definitely will be back for my rhinoplasty & a few more surgeries!"- H.B. / Facebook / May 27, 2022
"Everyone at CSA is extremely friendly. The surgery went seamlessly. Their client services are excellent. I was given the doctor’s and nurse practitioner’s number to call or text if I had any concerns or questions. The response time for answering my texts was close to immediate. I have never been to a medical office with such wonderful employees."- L.T. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
"Excellent Dr’s Fantastic experience"- L.R. / Google / Apr 17, 2022
"Dr Nuveen and Dr Caplin are so incredibly talented…would never go anywhere else!"- D.C. / Google / Nov 06, 2022
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.