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
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.
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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.