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The area around the stomach can be difficult to tone with diet and exercise alone. Over time, our abdominal muscles begin to lose tone and the skin around this area can become loose and start to sag. This process can occur due to aging or significant weight loss.

If you are having trouble eliminating stubborn fat or excess skin in the abdominal area, a tummy tuck in Indiana may be the cosmetic solution for you to achieve your desired physique. Men and women alike may greatly benefit from abdominoplasty, also called tummy tuck surgery. At The Centre, P.C., our team of medical professionals can correct the appearance of abdominal sagging to help you lead a happier, healthier, and more confident life.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that aims to tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess skin around the stomach area. The board-certified surgeons at our Indiana clinic perform tummy tucks for patients seeking a flatter midsection and decreased fat accumulation in the abdominal region. While a tummy tuck typically does not remove excess fat deposits as part of the procedure, some patients may find that fat cells are more easily redistributed throughout the body after the surgery.

After undergoing a tummy tuck procedure, it is important to maintain a stable weight and continue a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise for long-lasting benefits. This combination of surgery and lifestyle change will allow you to enjoy the positive physical and health-related benefits of a tummy tuck for years to come.

How the Abdominoplasty Procedure Works

A plastic surgeon can use one of several techniques for an abdominoplasty surgery, depending on your body type, health history, and desired appearance. In general, most tummy tuck procedures consist of your surgeon making an incision below the beltline to pull the abdominal muscles tight and remove excess skin from the area.

Healing of the incision may take a few weeks for full recovery, with some limitation to types and intensity of movement or physical activity until fully healed. It is essential to keep in mind that tummy tuck surgery is a major medical procedure. This decision requires an extensive conversation with a medical professional regarding the preparation, procedure, recovery, and any potential risks associated with the tummy tuck surgery.

Ideal Candidates for a Tummy Tuck

In most cases, the ideal candidate for a tummy tuck procedure is already at or close to their goal body weight. If you are looking to create a flatter, sleeker midsection without needing large amounts of fat cells removed, a tummy tuck may be right for you. In some cases, your surgeon may combine a tummy tuck with liposuction for additional sculpting in other areas of the midsection, such as love handles.

Consult a Centre, P.C. Surgeon in Indiana on a Tummy Tuck Procedure

If you are considering a tummy tuck in Indiana, a board-certified surgeon at The Centre, P.C. can give you all the necessary information to make an informed decision about this procedure. Our team will ensure that you understand what pre- and post-op measures to take to ensure the best possible outcome.

After a few weeks of recovery, you will be able to return to your daily lifestyle with confidence in your new, revitalized appearance. For more information on how we can help you achieve your dream body, call our clinic today.

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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Macias

Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is currently Board-Eligible with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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