Tummy Tuck in Seattle WA – Abdominoplasty
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure for men and women who want to improve the appearance of their abdomen and torso. Tummy tucks can be performed using different techniques. Most commonly these can include a full tummy tuck or a mini-tummy tuck, but there are other variations of these procedures. Incisions are placed low on the abdomen, so that scars are hidden by clothing. The abdominal wall is tightened. This flattens the stomach and narrows the waistline. Liposuction of the flanks, and any other areas of concern, is performed to contour the patient’s body and enhance their shape.
Healthy men and women who want to improve the appearance or their abdomen and torso may be candidates for a tummy tuck procedure. This commonly includes men and women who have lost weight and have excess skin or woman who have noticed changes in their body after pregnancy. An abdominoplasty procedure helps to restore a more youthful appearance to the abdomen and torso. Tummy tuck procedures can be combined with a breast lift or breast augmentation surgery. This combination of procedures is often called a “mommy makeover.”
During your consultation you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your specific goals and talk about the look that you want to achieve. While at your visit, Dr. Hayes will discuss the different types of abdominoplasty procedures and show you where the surgical scars are placed. He’ll help you decide which procedures will help you obtain your goals. You’ll be able to learn about the recovery process, so that you know what to expect from your tummy tuck procedure.
The procedure is performed as a same-day procedure under general anesthesia, in a state-of-the-art Medicare certified operating room. You’re cared for by board certified physician anesthesiologists from Swedish Hospital’s anesthesia group.
After the surgery Dr. Austin Hayes stays in close contact with each patient to make sure that he’s available to answer any questions that may arise.