Tummy Tuck Surgery –  Naples & Fort Myers, Florida

The midsection is notoriously hard to spot-tone. Thus, it makes sense that a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the country. Dr. Mark Prysi, a highly experienced and well-known Naples board-certified plastic surgeon, offers tummy tuck surgery. Schedule a consultation with him today to learn more about tummy tuck and determine whether it can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Tummy Tuck Candidates

If you have an abundance of loose skin and fat in your abdominal area, consider tummy tuck surgery. Perhaps you have experienced changes in your waistline after having children or losing a significant amount of weight. Excess skin can be difficult to get rid of, preventing you from showing your body confidently. You should consider a tummy tuck if you are in strong physical and psychological health, do not plan on becoming pregnant, and have reasonable expectations of the surgery and its outcome. Dr. Prysi will meet with you one-on-one to discuss tummy tuck in greater detail at his Naples office and to determine whether you are a good candidate for the surgery.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

A tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure that takes several hours. Anesthesia is administered so you will not feel any pain during surgery. Dr. Prysi begins by making a horizontal incision across your lower abdomen (just above your pubic area). Depending on your case, he may make an additional incision around your belly button. Through the incision, he reshapes the underlying tissue. Dr. Prysi may use liposuction to remove targeted fat deposits. He excises excess skin and re-drapes the remaining skin more tightly across the midsection. Finally, Dr. Prysi closes the incisions with sutures. He may place a support garment around the midsection to help the tissues form to their new contours.

Recovering from Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck is most often performed as an outpatient procedure. Unless your tummy tuck was more extensive, you can expect to go home a few hours after surgery. Your incisions will be bandaged and you may be required to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling. In many cases, a tube is temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. You will feel sore and swollen after tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Prysi will prescribe oral pain medication to help with any discomfort. He will give you a comprehensive set of instructions to help you with recovery from surgery and he will schedule several follow-up appointments so he can check your healing progress. In general, you should rest as much as possible and refrain from bending, lifting or straining for a few days following your procedure. Dr. Prysi will clear you to return to work, exercise and your normal daily routine when he is happy with your healing progress.

Tummy Tuck Results

Within a week or two you can begin to enjoy the results of your tummy tuck. You will notice a flatter, firmer abdominal region and a slimmer figure you can feel confident in. Scarring from the incisions will fade over the course of several months to a year but won’t disappear completely. It is important to maintain a consistent weight to ensure long lasting results from your tummy tuck.

Contact Dr. Prysi Today

Dr. Prysi serves patients throughout the South West Florida area.  For more information on how a tummy tuck can improve the appearance of your waistline, especially after having children or losing a significant amount of weight; please contact Naples plastic surgeon Mark Prysi at 239-643-3223 to schedule a surgical consultation. Dr. Prysi has extensive experience with tummy tuck surgery and has been recognized multiple times for his plastic surgery excellence.

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to Tummy Tucks: www.drmarkprysi-tummytuck.com