Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Dr. Thao is one of the most requested board certified plastic surgeon around for tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. He has operated on tummy tuck patients from all over the country and has helped many patients look and feel better about themselves.
Ideal candidates for tummy tuck or abdominoplasty are
- Men and Women that have excess or sagging abdominal skin usually due to weight lose or pregnancy.
- Men and women that have excess fatty tissue that is concentrated in the abdomen.
- Women with abdominal muscles that are separated and weakened usually due to pregnancy.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty will remove subcutaneous fat and excess skin, tighten muscles and create a flatter and fitter looking midsection.
Your Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty Surgery
Dr. Thao will perform your tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Operation time is usually from 2-5 hours depending on how extensive the surgery (varies from mini tummy tuck to full tummy tuck.
Immediately following tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery, you will wear a light compression garment. A tube may be inserted to drain any excess fluid that has collected. You may experience swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising and tiredness for several weeks, although Dr. Thao can prescribe medication to alleviate these symptoms. Most patients are able to return to most normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks.
Dr Thao may need to perform an additional cosmetic procedure to enhance your results such as Liposuction of the upper abdomen and both flanks to give you a better contour .
Your Free Cosmetic Consultation - Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure. Dr. Thao has been named BEST PLASTIC SURGEON by Readers' Choice, TOP DOCTOR by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, BEST DOCTOR FOR WOMEN and BEST MINNESOTA DOCTOR by Minnesota Monthly.
During the tummy tuck consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.