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. We 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. 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. 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.
Timothy E. Fee, MD, FACS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Fee is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest and most prestigious organization of plastic surgeon in the United States. A former President of the Greater Jacksonville Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Fee has published and participated in several peer reviewed journals.
I had met with a few Doctors before I found Dr. Fee. Within minutes of talking with him during consultation I knew he was the one. He made me feel comfortable, he answered all of my questions, discussed options and ... Read More
I am currently healing from surgery at the skilled and tender hands of the incomparable Dr. Timothy E. Fee. He has been extremely professional and yet I found his conversations warm as he spoke in relatable terms I could understand. ... Read More
Thank you much and I am a very pleased patient, you did a GREAT job!! * – Carmen R
“Dr. Fee is knowledgeable, caring, thorough, professional and patient. I also highly recommend the On-Q pain pump. It was wonderful! I was up and moving the same day of my tummy tuck surgery.” * – Tekecia
I found my plastic surgeon on Implant Info by Nicole! Dr Fee is a wonderful doctor. I never felt rushed in his office. He did a terrific job on my plastic surgery and will use him again in the future ... Read More
I found Dr. Fee on Implant Info by Nicole and recently had a breast augmentation. Dr. Fee, and his staff are top notch all the way. Very honest, caring, kind and a lot more. I couldn’t say enough. * – ... Read More
After the first time liposuction was performed the feeling was painful. I could not move at all and the recovery was much longer. This time, with the Vaser, the results were not only better but I truly felt that nothing ... Read More
Dr. Fee changed my life. I no longer cry when I look in the mirror – now I smile. This is how life should be. * – Thank you! V.Z
Dear Dr. Fee, Just a note to share with you and your staff. I have made it 10 years cancer free. Thank you for your care 10 years ago. You and your staff really took the lead in my care ... Read More
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