A toned, attractive stomach is the goal for people who visit double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kailash Narasimhan for abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, in St. Petersburg, FL. Many women and men who eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly are still frustrated when they have trouble achieving the appearance they want in their midsections. Seeking help from a cosmetic plastic surgeon is an excellent way to sculpt and tone your stomach.
Dr. Kailash Narasimhan believes in health and fitness and having a body that allows for an active lifestyle. Tummy tuck surgery can help you look healthy and beautiful. If you're ready to learn more about attaining your healthiest appearance through a tummy tuck, Request a consultation at Dr. Narasimhan's office on Carillon Parkway or call (727) 289-7119.
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photos
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43 yo, female who desired improved shape of her abdomen after children, specifically removal of skin and improved contour of the body area. She also had looseness of the muscle in the m... View Case
Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Good candidates for a tummy tuck are adults who have been unable to firm up their midsections in spite of following a healthy diet and exercise regime. Many women find that after pregnancy, their stomachs won't "bounce back" to their pre-pregnancy shape. It is very common for overly stretched abdominal skin and muscles to remain stretched out, and only surgical intervention will create optimal improvement for many women. Consider a tummy tuck if you have:
- Loose skin or muscles in the abdomen that do not improve with exercise
- A lax-appearing abdominal region following childbirth
- Extra hanging skin after significant weight loss
People who have decent abdominal muscle tone but can't rid themselves of excess belly flab may be able to improve their appearance solely through the use of liposuction. After a physical examination, Dr. Narasimhan can tell you if liposuction makes sense for you.
Why Choose Dr. Narasimhan
Dr. Narasimhan stands out from other surgeons for many reasons, including:
- Considers all structures of the abdominal wall when creating a surgical plan
- Often complements skin tightening with internal tightening of the muscle layer for noticeably refined abdominal contours after pregnancy and weight loss
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
Although we cannot quote a specific price without an in-person consultation, the physician fees for a tummy tuck typically range from $4,000 to $8,500.
Results of Your Tummy Tuck
Each tummy tuck procedure performed by Dr. Narasimhan is customized to meet the needs of the patient. Depending on your physical characteristics, your tummy tuck may:
- Tighten lax skin
- Repair separated or weakened muscles
- Reduce fatty deposits around the midsection
The objective of a tummy tuck is a flat, smooth abdomen and a more defined waist.
Although you'll likely notice a change in the look of your abdomen relatively soon after surgery, your results will continue to develop over the course of several weeks. As time goes on, your incision will fade from red to pink to skin-color, and swelling and bruising will diminish significantly. It may take several months for swelling to resolve entirely. As it does, you'll begin to notice a firmer, flatter abdomen and your waistband may fit more loosely. You'll also likely get a big boost of confidence as you become more comfortable in clothes and bathing suits.
In order to maintain your tummy tuck results, you should plan to maintain a healthy weight and you should be finished having children. Subsequent weight gain or pregnancy can cause the skin and muscles to stretch out again.
Scarring is often a concern for patients considering abdominoplasty. Although the procedure typically requires an incision that extends from hip to hip, Dr. Narasimhan takes care to make it as low on the abdomen as possible. For most patients, this results in a scar that is well‐hidden beneath most clothing and even swimwear. During your consultation, Dr. Narasimhan spends plenty of time answering your questions and discussing your concerns. You'll know exactly what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Recovery times can vary depending on whether you combine your abdominoplasty with other procedures such as liposuction, breast lift, mommy makeover, or breast augmentation. If you're undergoing a combined procedure, Dr. Narasimhan will review the timeline of your recuperation during your consultation.
Most abdominoplasty patients should plan to rest for about a week following surgery. You will likely wear a compression garment under your clothing for several weeks for support and to help with swelling. You can plan to return to work within 7 to 14 days, unless you have a physically demanding job. Your abdomen will feel sore, but discomfort is manageable with prescribed medications. Although it's important to resume light activities, such as walking, as soon as possible, you should avoid vigorous exercise for 4 to 6 weeks following surgery.
The First Step
As with all procedures, your tummy tuck results will be most satisfying if you have realistic expectations and lead a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about working with Dr. Narasimhan, an accomplished abdominoplasty plastic surgeon, request a consultation or call the office of Narasimhan Plastic Surgery at (727) 289-7119.