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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)


Most of us have experienced the eternal struggle of belly fat. Sometimes it can feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to recapture the perfect flat abdomen of your youth, no matter how much dieting or crunches you do! Those of us who do manage to finally lose the weight are often left with unsightly loose skin in the belly region. It can be easy to start feeling hopeless, but don’t throw in the towel just yet!

If you feel like you’ve exhausted your options, it might be worth considering an abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck.” Though the idea of plastic surgery may sound a bit intimidating, a tummy tuck is actually a fairly simple procedure. When done by an experienced professional like Dr. Jim Brantner, you will be back to full speed in 4-6 weeks!

Reach out to our office to learn more about how we can help. Our team of highly experienced, caring and compassionate healthcare professionals would love to learn more about your situation and goals.

Tummy Tuck Procedures

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There are various options available at the Jim Brantner Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, suitable for virtually any goal you have in mind. Give our friendly staff a call or drop us a line today to learn more or to set up a no-obligation appointment.

Please contact us today at (423) 328-9000 to set up an appointment for a consultation with a cosmetic​ surgeon from our team.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the area below the belly button and above the pubic region. At the same time, this procedure utilizes techniques to repair and strengthen the muscles underneath in order to tighten the remaining skin.

The result? Restoring your abdominal region to its youthful splendor and sleek appearance! A tummy tuck can also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks from weight gain, weight loss, or pregnancy, leaving you feeling confident and radiant whether at home or on the beach!

Why you might need/want a tummy tuck?

There are a great many reasons why Tri-cities area residents might opt for a tummy tuck, from the purely cosmetic to more serious medical conditions.

Here are some of the most common reasons our patients opt for the procedure:

  • To restore the abdomen after pregnancy or reduce the appearance of a “pregnancy pouch”
  • To rid yourself of excess skin left over from losing weight
  • To help achieve results where diet and exercise have failed
  • To correct painful abdominal muscle separation
  • To correct damage done by a ventral hernia

The benefits of a tummy tuck procedure

There are numerous benefits to undergoing an abdominoplasty procedure, including:

  • Improved tone
  • Flatter stomach and waistline
  • Improved posture
  • Boost in self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Ventral Hernia Correction
  • Reduction of Stress Urinary Incontinence

What to expect?

Procedure: During your tummy tuck procedure, you will first be put under general anesthesia by a certified anesthesiologist, assuring that you will comfortably sleep all the way through the operation. Once asleep, Dr. Jim Brantner will make incisions to remove the excess skin and fat below the belly button and above the pubic region. The remaining skin will then be tightened and sutured in place, leaving you with a beautiful, flat belly.

Recovery: After the procedure, the area will be dressed in surgical dressing and you will be given the option of pain relievers if necessary to help with any discomfort. On occasion, small tubes may be utilized to help drain any excess blood or fluid from the area. You may be asked to stay in the bed at a particular incline for a few days following the surgery.

Once discharged from the clinic, you’ll be asked to take it easy for up to 10 days before heading back to work or getting on with your regular activities In 4-6 weeks you will be back to full speed. You’ll be given a supportive garment to wear for about 6 weeks in order to assure everything heals correctly. It’s normal to experience some tenderness or swelling for up to 3 months after the operation, however, our team is always available if you have any questions or concerns during recovery.

Results: While you will begin to see the results much earlier, you can expect to be ready to fully flaunt your new belly in 6 months time. Your abdominal region will appear flat and toned, leaving you ready to take on bikini season with confidence!


Schedule a consultation today!

Do you think a tummy tuck may be just the solution you’ve been looking for to improve your looks and confidence? If so, then we are just the solution you’ve been looking for.

Dr. Jim Brantner is an expert at performing this procedure, with years of experience under his belt and a track record of successful patient outcomes.

Call today to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Jim Brantner, and let us help you determine if a tummy tuck is the right choice for your situation and goals.


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