Chicago Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Speron Reveals All Current Options for Tummy Tuck Surgery

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Also known as an abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is increasingly becoming a more well-known procedure. During a tummy tuck, excess fat and skin is removed while weakened abdominal muscles are tightened.

Dr Sam Speron Chicago Cometic Surgery Plastic Surgeon

Dr Sam Speron Chicago Cometic Surgery Plastic Surgeon

Current tummy tuck techniques continue to evolve to minimize down time and produce a more natural and improved aesthetics.

Also known as an abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is increasingly becoming a more well-known procedure. During a tummy tuck, excess fat and skin is removed while weakened abdominal muscles are tightened.

“An abdominoplasty procedure is great for individuals who are having trouble losing a protruding abdomen due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, prior surgery, genetics, or many other factors,” says Dr. Sam Speron, Chicago abdominoplasty expert and consumer advocate. “There are basically three types of abdominoplastic surgeries which include the standard, extended and mini tummy tuck approaches. Nowadays, tummy tucks are more aesthetically pleasing than in years past as we understand the anatomy much better. We are also adding liposuction to any tummy tuck procedure and this helps get a more symmetric and natural appearance.The techniques continue to evolve to minimize down time and produce a nicer contour and shape.”

The standard tummy tuck is recommended for individuals who are in good physical shape but have a decent amount of loose skin and fat to remove. The incision is commonly made between the hip bones and expected recovery time ranges from one to two weeks.

A mini tummy tuck requires a much smaller incision and is a less invasive procedure. It is typically ideal for anyone who is physically fit but is struggling with removing an abdominal pouch through diet and exercise. Recovery time for a mini tummy tuck ranges from a few days to a week.

Individuals who would like to remove fat and skin from not only their abdomen but also their hips, and lower back would benefit from an extended tummy tuck. An extended tummy tuck consists of longer incisions across the abdomen that also reaches to the lower back. The recovery period requires a two day hospital stay and physical activities are limited for at least a month after the procedure.

An excisional back lipectomy or butt lift done along with a tummy tuck is what is commonly referred to as a lower body lift or circumferential body lift.

Dr. Speron is the founder and medical director of Dr. Speron Plastic Surgery, SC. He is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

For more Chicago tummy tuck abdominoplasty surgery or Chicago cosmetic surgery information, please visit our website at http://www.prplastic.com, call us at 847.696.9900 or email us at prplastic(at)yahoo(dot)com. To order physician-strength skin care, anti-aging or herbal supplements, please see our website at prskincare.com. To get blood draw or lab services, please visit http://www.parkridgelab.com or call us at 847.696.9900.

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