Tummy Tuck Kalamazoo

While diet and exercise may strengthen your core and reduce excess fat, they cannot restore your slim, youthful midsection. Many women suffer from lax skin due to pregnancy or weight changes. To help you restore your body, Dr. Holley performs tummy tuck surgeries to reshape the abdomen to its natural flat contours. 

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a procedure to restore the flat, aesthetically pleasing contours of your abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while repairing underlying muscles. Women often experience loose, sagging skin and a weakening of abdominal muscles after pregnancy, causing a protruding belly.

A tummy tuck restores your youthful abdomen in one treatment. A tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat in the waist and hips. At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, many women receive a tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover. 

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Before & After Tummy Tuck Case 8969 View #1 View in Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids, Michigan
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This 55 year old from Kalamazoo, Michigan presented with skin laxity, lipodystrophy, and significant muscle weakness. She achieved dramatic improvement with a standard abdominoplasty (including extensive fascial tightening) and 2.5 liters of hip/waist liposuction. Post-op photos taken at 17 months following surgery. Read More

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Long is Recovery from a Tummy Tuck?

The more extensive the abdominal contouring, the longer the recovery time. You will need a ride home and someone to care for you in the next couple of days following your surgery. A mini tummy tuck may take up to 6 weeks, but more extensive may take up to 8 weeks. Most, however, can return to light work after two weeks. 

Light exercise is encouraged to prevent blood clots and reduce swelling. You will be given instructions on cleaning your incisions and drainage tubes. You will also need to wear surgical dressings to support your healing abdomen. Dr. Holley will provide detailed instructions to ensure a smooth and quick recovery. 

What Results Will I See With a Tummy Tuck?

You will see a restored contour to your abdomen, with a smoother, flatter shape. All scarring is hidden in the bikini line and will fade within a few months. After a week, you will see initial results when the surgical dressings are removed, but final results may take 3-6 months.

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The cost depends on various factors, including the type of tummy tuck, location practice, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia used, and any medications and garments given for recovery. The average cost is $6,154, not including some of the factors above. The best way to know the price is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holley. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

If you are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and suffer from laxity in your abdominal skin and soft tissue, you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Healthy non-smokers at or near their ideal weight are the best candidates. 

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about a tummy tuck? Simply fill out the form on this page or call West Michigan Plastic Surgery at (269) 222-1611 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scott Holley, a Board-Certified plastic surgeon. Proudly serving Kalamazoo and the greater southwest Michigan area.