Tummy Tuck with Dr. Hubbard

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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.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    This Virginia Beach woman in her early fifties underwent an abdominoplasty and mons suspension at the same time.  She had considerable excess skin on her abdomen from weight loss and she did n... View Case 

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    After deciding her family was complete, this professional woman in her early thirties met with me in consultation to address her excess abdominal skin. She was also bothered by the hanging ski... View Case 

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    This woman in her early fifties from North Carolina underwent gastric bypass may years ago and lost ... View Case 

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Is a Tummy Tuck for Me?

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.

Bethany says her decision to undergo a tummy tuck and breast reduction was simple, "You have to do what you want to do to make yourself feel better." She describes the moment her bandages came off as "phenomenal."

During Your Procedure

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.

The Extended Tummy Tuck

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.

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Healing after Surgery

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.

Janice's journey to tummy tuck surgery began after having 3 children. After trying so hard to flatten her midsection through workouts and dieting, she sought out Dr. Hubbard's help. Today, she's grateful for making the decision.

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A Complete Makeover

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.

You May Also Need to Know

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.

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