Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck Procedure

Tummy tuck surgery has never been safer or more effective at our Quad City-area practice. Tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, creates a more attractive abdominal area by removing excess skin and fat, as well as tightening the abdominal muscles. Both men and women benefit from tummy tuck procedures at our Quad City-area center. The best candidates are those in good health who are unable to improve upon the abdominal region despite diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery is also very popular for women who have had pregnancies or extreme weight loss, which stretches their skin and abdominal muscles. Anyone with excess skin and subcutaneous fat can benefit from the enhancement to both appearance and self-esteem that is achieved through tummy tuck at our Quad City-area center.

Dr. Aric Eckhardt performs each tummy tuck procedure with absolute precision and amazing results. Depending on the amount of correction needed, tummy tuck can be performed under conscious sedation with local anesthesia, regional anesthesia, or under general anesthesia at the Quad City-area practice. The procedure lasts one to two hours for a mini tummy tuck and two to three and a half hours for a full tummy tuck. Surgery may be performed on an outpatient basis or may be followed by a 23-hour stay.

During your tummy tuck procedure at our Quad City-area practice, Dr. Eckhardt can remove deposits of fat and excess skin through a strategically placed incision. The abdominal muscles will also be tightened to create a firm abdominal wall and slim waistline. A major issue when considering tummy tuck surgery is scarring. Despite the precise incisions and care provided by an expert surgeon, the nature of this procedure will inevitably leave a scar. However, the scar is strategically placed so it is easily covered with clothing, including your bathing suit.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Eckhardt will discuss the variations available to customize the tummy tuck procedure at our Quad City-area practice to meet your specific needs. You will also share your overall desires and discuss any other concerns you may have. Contact us today to schedule a tummy tuck consultation at our Quad City-area center.

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