Aging, genetics, pregnancy, and dramatic weight fluctuations can permanently alter the appearance of the midsection. Common issues patients are concerned about are skin laxity, muscle weakness, and excess fat, all of which can contribute to a displeasing silhouette. Dr. Hotchandani performs tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty or dermolipectomy, to restore the aesthetic quality of the abdomen by removing excess tissue and repairing the underlying musculature. Each tummy tuck procedure is customized to the patient’s cosmetic goals to produce results that complement their individual anatomy.

Ideal Candidates for Tummy Tuck

During a thorough consultation, Dr. Hotchandani will assess your condition and objectives to determine the best approach for you. Patients may qualify for tummy tuck surgery if they are in generally good health, are at a stable weight, and have a realistic expectation of their results. Tummy tuck surgery is not intended to replace a healthy, active lifestyle or serve as a weight loss solution. Those who wish to address abdominal imperfections such as skin laxity, stubborn fat deposits, and damaged rectus muscles may consider this effective body contouring procedure.

The Procedure

Tummy tuck surgery is an outpatient body contouring procedure performed at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Green Bay. Either general anesthesia or local anesthetic with sedation is used to ensure a safe and painless experience. Depending on the desired extent of correction, patients may choose from the following techniques:

  • Traditional tummy tuck: An incision is placed low on the abdomen from one hip to the other. A small incision is made around the belly button. Excess tissue is removed, and the muscles are tightened. This approach is suitable for patients with compound concerns throughout the abdominal region.
  • Mini tummy tuck: A shorter incision is created along the pubic line to remove excess tissue without having to place a second incision around the belly button. This method is ideal for patients with minimal cosmetic concerns in the lower abdomen.

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