The abdominoplasty procedure, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is frequently performed after pregnancy, after weight loss in both men and women, or after the aging process has left the abdomen with loose and excess tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise.
Although Dr. Robinson customizes each tummy tuck procedure, there are basically two types of abdominoplasty: The full tummy tuck and the mini tummy tuck. The full tummy tuck removes and tightens excess tissue from the chest down to the waistline, including the flanks, and helps you look slimmer and smoother in the midsection of your body. Read more about the mini tummy tuck.
With every tummy tuck surgery, three areas of concern are addressed:
All of these aspects of your surgery are discussed in detail at the time of your free consultation.
Dr. Robinson only performs this procedure in an accredited outpatient surgery center with a board certified anesthesiologist present to assure your comfort. The procedure takes about two hours, after which you can go home later the same day.
You can expect some soreness and swelling for a few days after your abdominoplasty, but medication can relieve any discomfort. No two tummy tuck procedures are the same, so the amount of recovery time needed can vary. Some people are ready to return to normal activities after only a week, while others may require more time.
If you’re arriving from out of town, Dr. Robinson’s staff is happy to arrange an overnight stay for you at a hotel that is run by Riverside Hospital. He will examine you the following day before you return home.
If the amount of excess fat and skin you need removed is minimal, a mini tummy tuck may be possible for you, which requires less recovery time.
At your consultation, Dr. Robinson will talk with you about your goals, examine your body, and explain to you everything you need to know about a tummy tuck.
You will also see tummy tuck before and after photos of others who have had the surgery. Dr. Robinson will take pictures of you to serve as your “before pictures”. After you have fully healed from your tummy tuck surgery, he will take “after pictures” and give you both sets of photos. They are exciting to look at and compare the differences.
When you are ready to look slimmer, Dr. Robinson invites you to take that next step and schedule a free consultation to discuss tummy tuck surgery at our office, located at 4661 Sawmill Rd., Columbus, Ohio. You may contact us by the email form provided or call us at (614) 326-4661.
Please ask your Plastic Surgery Questions in the form below. Dr. Robinson will personally answer all questions by email. Questions are kept strictly confidential.
From SR315 take the Henderson Road exit, turn West to Sawmill Road
From I270 take the Sawmill Road exit (exit #20) South