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Topeka Tummy Tucks

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal region. A Kansas tummy tuck is most often performed following childbirth or significant weight loss, both of which can dramatically affect the appearance of the tummy. The goal of a tummy tuck in KS is to leave the patient with a flatter and more natural-looking stomach.

Often, surgeons can combine abdominoplasty procedures with liposuction, as liposuction targets fat cells for recontouring while the abdominoplasty procedure focuses on the removal of excess skin. A Kansas tummy tuck also involves the tightening of abdominal muscles, because these muscles tend to loosen during pregnancy. For women who have given birth, a tummy tuck is a good choice for regaining a flat, firm abdomen.

At Dr. Marc Baraban’s office, you can speak with an experienced surgical staff that has helped hundreds of individuals with tummy tucks in Topeka; tummy tucks in Lawrence; tummy tucks in Manhattan; tummy tucks in Kansas City, MO; tummy tucks in Kansas City, KS; and tummy tucks in Olathe.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

A Topeka tummy tuck might be right for you if you have excess skin in the abdominal region as a result of significant weight loss or childbirth. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck in Topeka have been at a stable weight for at least a year and are in good overall health.

The results of abdominoplasty are permanent, although large fluctuations in body weight can still affect the appearance of the abdomen. A tummy tuck may not be a good choice if you have plans for substantial weight loss or future pregnancies.

If you are considering an abdominoplasty, ask to see our before and after photos of patients who have undergone a Topeka tummy tuck. Dr. Baraban will be happy to provide these, so you can estimate the potential results of your surgery. The Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office has worked with patients throughout the Topeka area, offering experience with Lawrence tummy tucks; Manhattan tummy tucks; Kansas City, MO, tummy tucks; Kansas City, KS, tummy tucks; and Olathe tummy tucks.

How is a Topeka Tummy Tuck Performed?

A tummy tuck is typically performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Baraban has provided Lawrence tummy tucks and Manhattan tummy tucks — as well as tummy tucks throughout the Topeka area — for many years. The procedure takes between two and five hours, depending on the amount of tissue removed.

There are two common ways to perform a tummy tuck. Complete abdominoplasty requires incisions from hip to hip, which allows for the most dramatic difference in the appearance of the abdomen. If most of the excess skin and fat is below the navel, a partial or “mini” tummy tuck may be used, which requires shorter incisions but limits the amount of correction. In both types of tummy tucks, the incisions are low enough that they will usually be concealed with underwear.

Once the incisions are made, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat. Then, the underlying abdominal muscles are tightened, particularly if the tummy tuck is being performed after pregnancy and childbirth. Depending on the amount of skin removed, the belly button may need to be repositioned on the abdomen. Finally, the incisions are sutured closed, leaving the abdominal region smoother and flatter.

What is Recovery Like After a Tummy Tuck?

Prior to returning home, the abdominal area will be covered in a dressing and sometimes a compression garment. The compression dressing minimizes swelling and bruising while supporting the tissues in their new position. Strenuous activity should be avoided during the tummy tuck recovery period. Most Topeka abdominoplasty patients require several days of bed rest, gradually resuming their normal activities. They typically return to work in about three or four weeks. During this time, some bruising, swelling, or tenderness is to be expected. It can take up to three months for full recovery, particularly if the patient has undergone liposuction or other procedures at the same time as the abdominoplasty.

What are Topeka Tummy Tuck Costs?

Topeka tummy tuck prices generally range between $5,000 and $9,000. The costs of tummy tucks in the Topeka area — including tummy tucks in Lawrence and tummy tucks in Manhattan — vary greatly in price, depending on the extent of the surgery and the methods used.

If you are considering having a tummy tuck but want to explore more about the financing options available. You can find out if there are any loans or flexi-payment plans that will allow you to achieve the tighter tummy you have always desired.

Visit our Topeka Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures page today.

At the Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office, Dr. Marc Baraban offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Kansas and Topeka Kansas. Contact the Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office today to schedule your Tummy Tuck Consultation!