Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Treatment in Kirkland with Dr. Gavin Dry

Dr. Gavin Dry understands that dieting and exercising alone won't take care of problems related to stubborn fat and loose, sagging skin. If you’re unhappy with deflated muscles in your abdominal area and loose skin, Dr. Dry provides cosmetic surgical procedures to provide you with a lean and smooth midsection. Contact our Kirkland plastic surgery clinic for a consultation today to learn more about how we can help you achieve the body you deserve.

What Can an Abdominoplasty Do?

Abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin and small fatty deposits from the abdomen. The procedure also re-positions vertical abdominal muscles that have been separated following pregnancy, an issue known as diastasis. Abdominoplasty treatment from our Kirkland plastic surgery office is designed for those who wish to have a flatter, tighter stomach and have been unable to see results without surgical intervention.

Who Should Get a Tummy Tuck?

In general, tummy tucks are recommended for patients who are in otherwise good health and are not experiencing an excess of fatty build-up on their abdomens. It should be noted that a tummy tuck is not preferable for the sole purpose of fat removal, which is more effectively provided by liposuction first, followed by a tummy tuck procedure to deal with subsequent loose skin. Ideal candidates for an abdominoplasty include those in the following circumstances:

• Dieting and exercise have proven ineffective at improving the abdomen
• Weight loss has affected the area, creating excessive loose skin
• Loss of skin elasticity or loose abdomen muscles due to pregnancy

With a tummy tuck, patients feel more comfortable and confident in form-fitting clothing and even in their own skin. No more wearing compression garments to conceal lumps and bumps under shirts and dresses.

Recovering from a Tummy Tuck

Recuperating after a tummy tuck requires plenty of rest and limited movement to foster healing and promote expedient recovery. Discomfort and swelling can be alleviated through medications prescribed by our Kirkland cosmetic surgeon, if necessary. Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks.

It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration. However, with proper diet and exercise, the striking results of the tummy tuck are long lasting.

Ask Dr. Gavin Dry about what a tummy tuck can do for you! The decision to have a tummy tuck could mean the solution to the stubborn belly fat and loose abdominal skin. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dry to learn more about the procedure and find out if a tummy tuck is the right choice for you. Dr. Dry is happy to see patients from both Kirkland and Bellevue, WA.

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