Ask a Cosmetic Surgeon: Is a Tummy Tuck in Tampa Right for Me?

Ask a Plastic Surgeon: Is a Tummy Tuck in Tampa Right for Me?

A Tummy Tuck addresses one of the most common trouble areas people have on their bodies – the stomach. This surgery is often used to repair the abdomen or remove excess skin when the stomach does not appear flat despite a healthy lifestyle. 

If you are exploring undergoing a Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tampa, look no further than Dr. Emily Jiles. As a cosmetic surgeon with extensive fellowship training in performing this surgery, your Tummy Tuck results have a high likelihood of significantly exceeding expectations. 

Keep reading to learn more about a Tummy Tuck and determine if this procedure could be right for you.  

Tummy Tuck Defined

Tummy Tuck surgery is a procedure that removes excess skin from the abdominal area. It often repairs the abdominal muscles after separation occurs, but this is not always the case. People who seek Tummy Tucks are often those who have had multiple pregnancies or have lost a lot of weight and now have excess skin. 

Sometimes, people think they want a Tummy Tuck in Sarasota when in reality, Liposuction is the better procedure to reach body goals. Consulting with Dr. Jiles about your body concerns and goals is the best way to determine which action plan is right for you. If Dr. Jiles determines a Tummy Tuck is the best service for you, she will recommend one of the following types.

Types of Tummy Tucks and the Perfect Candidate

Your body goals will play a big part in determining which type of Tummy Tuck is right for you. In all cases having a stable weight and overall healthy lifestyle is essential to a successful Tummy Tuck before and after. 

Mini: A Mini Tummy Tuck provides great results with a much smaller incision. This is perfect for when small areas of skin need to be removed and no muscle repair is needed. 

The ideal candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck is someone who only wants to target loose skin below the belly button. 

Standard: A Standard Tummy Tuck utilizes a larger, hip-to-hip incision. It is the most common type of Tummy Tuck and, when performed, will allow Dr. Jiles to access skin, fat, and muscles associated with the area for the best results. 

The ideal candidate for a Standard Tummy Tuck is someone seeking to repair diastasis recti, or muscle separation, that occurs from childbirth. This type of Tummy Tuck can also help with stretch marks and additional skin. 

Extended: An extended Tummy Tuck is similar to a Standard Tummy Tuck; however, the incisions can be longer. An Extended Tummy Tuck is also known as a lower body lift, with incisions extending from hip to hip and sometimes around to the back. 

An ideal candidate for an extended Tummy Tuck is someone who has a lot of excess skin mainly in the lower half of the body. Dr. Jiles will assess your body goals and recommend if an extended Tummy Tuck or lower body lift is a better option.

Results and Recovery - What to Expect

After your Tummy Tuck in Tampa, you may experience bruising, redness, and swelling. Prescribed and over the counter medicine will help to manage pain and provide comfort while you recover. Most patients return to feeling normal and going about their daily activities in about a month. 

Depending on your recovery time based on your unique body and Tummy Tuck type, it will take  nine months to a year for the results to fully settle. Swelling may fully go away and the incisions made must fully heal. 

Dr. Jiles will be with you through the whole recovery process, continuing to check in with your progress and ensure you are happy with your results. While some recover faster than others, most of Dr. Jiles’s patients enjoy their results within one year. 

Why Choose Dr. Emily Jiles for Your Tampa Tummy Tuck?

Personalized treatment from a top cosmetic surgeon means you love your results. Dr. Jiles provides a premier Tummy Tuck in Tampa. Not only does she provide outstanding surgical treatment, but she also provides a unique recovery plan for every person. 

To see Tummy Tuck before and after photos, click here. The start of your dream body is just one consultation away. If you feel like you would be a great candidate for a Tummy Tuck, we want to hear from you. 

Recapture the beauty of self-confidence with a Tummy Tuck in Sarasota from Dr. Emily Jiles by completing the contact request form or calling the office today at (941) 867-7682.

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