Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) in Jacksonville & Fleming Island, FL
Inevitably, the stomach is the first place that extra weight and fat settle on the body. Years of weight losses and gains, pregnancy, and even genetic factors can impact the abdominal physique. Board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy E. Fee, MD, performs tummy tucks at Coastal Cosmetic Center for patients who are looking to sculpt their waistline and tone their abdomen. Coastal Cosmetic Center has two convenient locations in Jacksonville and Fleming helping to serve residents in North Florida and around the world.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes the excess fat and skin in the abdominal region to create a defined midsection that is smoother and firmer than ever before. A tummy tuck also repositions abdominal muscles that have become lax due to weight gain or pregnancy.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
Coastal Cosmetic Center also offers a mini tummy tuck to our patients who are not in need of a full tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck is less invasive and treats only the region below the belly button. This procedure is ideal for patients with small deposits of fat and excess skin below the navel.
What Are the Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty creates a flat abdominal area as well as tightened core muscles. It can boost your confidence by improving your appearance. Tummy tucks can also help to treat symptoms of urinary incontinence.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is an excellent option for both women and men with extra abdominal fat and skin who are looking for a tighter, flatter, and more youthful shape. Women who have underwent multiple pregnancies and developed loose skin and patients who have lost a great deal of weight are ideal candidates for a tummy tuck.
What is the Procedure for a Tummy Tuck?
During a tummy tuck, Dr. Fee will make an incision near the pubic hairline that stretches from hip bone to hip bone. Excess skin and tissue are removed. If liposuction is being used, any fatty deposits will also be suctioned away. Before the incision is sutured closed, the abdominal muscles will be tightened and the remaining skin will be pulled taut. In many tummy tuck procedures the belly button will need to be re-positioned or recreated.
What is the Recovery for a Tummy Tuck?
Discomfort rapidly decreases several days following the procedure. Patients can expect to be off of work for two weeks and experience swelling and bruising during the post-operative period. The results of a tummy tuck are long-lasting but are optimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise.
Where Are Tummy Tucks Performed?
All surgeries are performed at our on-site licensed ambulatory surgery center, Coastal Surgery Center. It is a Medicare-certified and state-licensed ambulatory surgery center that is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
Since each tummy tuck is personalized to meet the goals of the patient, all associated costs will be reviewed after a treatment plan has been developed. Coastal Cosmetic Center has two conveniently located offices in Jacksonville and Fleming Island for you to schedule your consultation today. Financing will also be discussed during your consultation.
Shape and trim your abs with a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Fee at Coastal Cosmetic Center with two convenient locations. If you reside in or around Jacksonville, Fleming Island, or anywhere throughout the world and are considering abdominoplasty to contour your abdomen, contact us today to schedule a consultation.