An Abdominoplasty, commonly called a Tummy Tuck, is a major surgical procedure in which excess skin and fatty tissues are removed from the lower abdomen, and the muscles of the abdominal wall may be tightened. Once stretched by pregnancy or weight gain, the abdomen often fails to return to its original shape. Because these tissues have been stretched beyond the capacity to return to normal, they will also fail to respond to exercise or diet programs. This procedure can drastically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen and remove abdominal skin with stretch marks. The variations of this are the standard abdominoplasty and the mini-abdominoplasty, which is frequently combined with liposuction of the abdomen or waist.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE
A smoother, flatter abdomen with fewer stretch marks.
Additional procedures that may enhance the result are liposuction, breast procedures and thigh lift.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) or Liposuction: Choosing the right operation for the right patient. - Read Article
In general, abdominoplasty is considered cosmetic surgery. Several conditions may be covered completely or in part by insurance. These include defects of the abdominal wall, such as hernias, diastases (separation of the muscles), or trauma resulting in muscle loss, weakness or painful scar contracture. In addition, a large hanging "skin apron", frequently seen after massive weight loss, is removed more for the reasons of function than of cosmetic reasons. The insurance companies will determine whether is may or may not be a covered expense. Dr. Wermeling's office can help request preauthorization from your insurance company.
NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for you may be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. All of this web site content, and any email responses to your inquiries are strictly for general informational and educational purposes. It is not medical advice and should not be taken as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical care.
Information on tummy tuck surgery in Louisville Kentucky. Info on abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty, candidates, results, before and after photos, procedure, techniques and more.
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