Men and women choose Dr. Thomas Hubbard for a tummy tuck in Virginia Beach in part because of his detailed and personalized surgical plans. He tailors each procedure to the patient in order to provide optimal results that are natural yet noticeable. Dr. Hubbard is a skilled plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience and knows how to create satisfying results. His abdominal rejuvenation procedure helps to contour the body by removing extra skin and fat around the stomach and tightening the underlying muscles. Many people choose this procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, to sculpt and define their midsection. Stretch marks can be greatly improved, and sometimes eliminated, with a tummy tuck.
It's important to consult with a qualified plastic surgery specialist like Dr. Hubbard when considering abdominoplasty in Virginia Beach. Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling (757) 687-1900 to discuss your options.
Learn why men and women in Virginia Beach trust the surgical expertise of board-certified plastic surgeon
Dr. Thomas Hubbard.
People who have excess skin around the abdomen and loose abdominal muscles may benefit from a tummy tuck. Women who have had children and who want a tighter, flatter midsection can also enjoy the advantages of abdominoplasty.
Depending on the type of abdominoplasty being performed, the incision usually goes across the abdomen, low enough to be concealed by the patient's bathing suit or underwear. With this incision, excess skin is removed, the muscle walls are tightened, and liposuction may be performed to remove additional fat. There may be a scar around the umbilicus depending on the type of abdominoplasty performed and whether or not there is excess skin above the umbilicus. Most, but not all patients, choose to tighten the muscle during the tummy tuck procedure. Others can accomplish muscle tightening with exercise alone.
For some individuals, there is a whole world of options extending the excision of skin around the side or flank and into the back at varying distances. "Extended Tummy Tuck," "Belt Lipectomy," "Around the World Abdominoplasty," "Flankplasty," and "Buttock Thigh Lift" are among the many choices available when you extend the excision of skin toward the back. A higher excision around the waist and into the back has more impact on waist narrowing, while a lower excision has a more powerful buttock and thigh lifting effect.
Why wait to see your results? VECTRA 3-D imaging shows how you could look after cosmetic surgery. Learn more about this advanced technology.
Usually a small tube may be placed under the skin to drain any blood or fluids after surgery and minimize swelling. Patients are up and walking the day of their surgery but certain activities are limited during the early weeks of recovery. Oral medication is generally prescribed to alleviate pain or discomfort.
A tummy tuck from Dr. Hubbard is sometimes combined with liposuction to both remove fat and flatten the abdomen. A thigh lift can also enhance the effects of abdominoplasty and improve the look of the lower body. Women looking to restore their bodies more comprehensively often choose to combine cosmetic breast surgery with a tummy tuck and liposuction, in what's often referred to as a mommy makeover.
There are many different approaches to abdominoplasty depending on the degree of correction needed. The most common variations on this procedure include a mini, traditional, or extended tummy tuck. Factors such as the amount of skin excision necessary and a person's aesthetic goals will affect which procedure is performed. A thorough consultation with Dr. Hubbard will ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment.
Please visit our photo gallery page to see examples of tummy tuck results.