About Tummy Tuck Surgery
Our bodies change over the years — we gain weight, lose weight, have children, have surgeries, and our bodies bear the scars of these changes year after year. Before having your abdominoplasty surgery, board-certified Dr. Mizuguchi will take time to learn about your individual desires and goals in order to determine the best approach. We at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery understand many clients may feel self-conscious when discussing body-related procedures, and we do our best to put you at ease. We will help you understand the process and recovery time of your desired procedure, keeping in mind your confidentiality, safety, and discretion. Dr. Mizuguchi is very experienced at performing tummy tuck procedures, and can offer a minimally invasive, drainless technique that cuts down the recovery time while still giving you a slimmer, more contoured figure and lifted abdominal area. Contact our Louisville, KY office today for a private consultation.
Tummy tuck surgery is life changing for most of our patients who have had the procedure. The ideal candidates for this dramatic transformation are:
- Women who have C-section scars and/or extra skin and fat deposits in the lower abdomen
- Men and women who have stretch marks and loose skin on their abdomen
- Men and women who have had weight loss surgery and have maintained their goal weight for at least a year and desire removal of the excess skin and remaining fat deposits
"Amazing Drainless Extended Tummy Tuck!! - Dr Mizugichi and his staff have been nothing short of amazing!! I had an extended abdominoplasty due to so much weight loss and my results are exactly what I was looking for. His staff - especially nurse practioner Emmy Baker was amazing for all my post-op questions and concerns. Highly recommend Dr Mizuguchi and his staff!!"- M. / RealSelf / Mar 04, 2018
"OMG... I never thought I would be someone who needed this procedure. - After my 3rd and 4th babies were delivered I realized my body would never be the same. I had twins. It was rough on my body. Over the last 18 years, I tried everything to gain core strength. Nothing worked and now I realize why. I had a very large open area in my upper abd. Muscles. I remember taking up pilates and yoga thinking it would help. Both made it even worse. I also did triathlons . I understand the reason I was unable to run after I swam and biked.I understand my body mechanics better. Wow, I wish I had done this years ago. I really did not want to resort to surgery. If others go through the same as me I hope they find a good surgeon . Some of my friends understand what I have been through and some think I I did it for looks. Looking good is a benefit from this surgery. But my core strength was more important.I had started having back injuries that kept getting worse. The more I hurt my back the less I could do physically. It was getting harder to go for walks. Thank you to the staff and doctor for encouraging me to go forward with this procedure. I hope other women who have the same issues seek good surgeons. Having babies is hard on our bodies . I had twins and it was even harder. Pros I finally have answers to my abd. Issues. Cons it is still a surgery."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 10, 2019
"Thanks Dr. Mizuguchi- I Look Stunning! - I had a TT with MR, back liposuction, liposuction of hips and BBL. He basically changed my life! I feel so confident and beautiful and despite all of the work I got done, my results look extremely natural. His work has allowed me to be the confident person I always wished I could be. I look amazing un and out of my clothes! My stomach was floppy on each side but not in the middle and my muffin top was way bigger than my hips and he blended everything so that my body is balanced. Plus I am much stronger and more athletic since losing my heavy middle. Totally worth it.Dr. Mizuguchi is an excellent doctor. He is honest about what is achievable , he is always friendly and patient despite how busy he may be, and he and his staff truly make you feel at home at his establishment."- T. / RealSelf / Nov 24, 2019
What to Expect
Abdominoplasty patients usually have the procedure in an accredited outpatient surgical facility. When it is combined with other procedures, an overnight stay may be required. Some tummy tucks are more invasive than others. However, Dr. Mizuguchi is able to perform the innovative, drainless tummy tuck method. This technique utilizes special suturing that blocks fluid from building up and does not require a drain during recovery, reducing the downtime of the surgery significantly. This procedure can take anywhere between 2 – 4 hours and sometimes longer depending on the nature of the surgical case. After surgery, you will be placed in a compression garment and will be discharged to rest at home. Tummy tuck surgery requires a slow approach to recovery, though you will experience less downtime if you undergo the drainless abdominoplasty.
The results following a tummy tuck procedure equate to a tighter, more toned abdominal appearance. Scarring is a part of this procedure; however, our skillfully trained cosmetic surgeon creates the incisions with care, placing them in inconspicuous areas so that undergarments can hide them. Patients often feel that the skin removal and flat appearance of the stomach far outweigh any scarring that resides after surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
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If you want a slimmer, more flattering figure and have noticed that no matter how hard you work, a pooch still resides in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck may help you reach your goals. We also welcome weight loss patients who are seeking skin removal surgery to finalize their weight loss transformation journey. Schedule a consultation with our office today and learn how a tummy tuck can revamp your appearance and self-confidence.
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