Trim and Toned

We get it. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet and exercise, that stubborn fat just won’t go away—especially around your belly—leaving you longing for a trimmer, more toned tummy. The solution? An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in Fort Lauderdale with Dr. Lisa Learn can help you look and feel your best again.

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

Say goodbye to those days of holding your breath, wearing uncomfortable girdles, or constantly trying to "suck it in." A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and fat while tightening the remaining skin and muscles, setting you on the path to achieving the flat, sculpted abs you've been dreaming of. We can help. Our caring, dedicated team is led by Dr. Lisa J. Learn, one of Fort Lauderdale’s esteemed female board-certified plastic surgeons. She uses her over 20 years of experience to help patients reclaim a feeling of beautiful self-confidence. We care for our patients like family and make sure each and every individual feels their concerns have been heard so we can provide the procedure that achieves the results they are looking for.

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What Are The Benefits of A Tummy Tuck?

Whether you’ve lost a lot of weight, just had your fourth baby, or are simply getting older, you can say farewell to the sagging skin on your abdomen and hello to the toned tummy of your dreams. There are a number of things that can be achieved with a tummy tuck in Fort Lauderdale with Dr. Learn, such as:

  • Restoration of weakened or separated abdominal muscles
  • Achieving a smoother and firmer abdominal appearance
  • Improved body contour and muscle tone
  • Effective solution for post-weight loss sagging skin
  • Addressing the effects of pregnancy on the abdominal area
  • Reduction or elimination of stretch marks
  • A reshaped and aesthetically pleasing belly button
  • Easily combined with additional procedures such as liposuction
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Tummy Tuck Procedures Patients Come To Us For

Patients come to our practice seeking a variety of tummy tuck services to achieve their desired abdominal transformations. Whether they're looking to revise a previous tummy tuck, undergo a mini tummy tuck for specific concerns, enhance their belly button's appearance through umbilicoplasty, or have other concerns, Dr. Lisa J. Learn provides expert care to address each individual's unique wishes:

Tummy Tuck Revision

For those who have previously undergone a tummy tuck but are dissatisfied with the results, a tummy tuck revision can provide the necessary adjustments to achieve a more satisfactory outcome. This may involve correcting asymmetry, improving scar appearance, or addressing residual concerns.

Mini Tummy Tuck

The mini tummy tuck is suitable for individuals with relatively minor lower abdominal issues. This less invasive procedure focuses on tightening the lower abdominal muscles and removing excess skin below the belly button, making it an excellent option for those with localized concerns.

Belly Button Surgery

Umbilicoplasty is designed to enhance the aesthetics of the belly button. Whether patients are seeking to repair or reshape their navel after pregnancy, weight loss, or other factors, this procedure can provide a more attractive and natural-looking belly button appearance.

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From Flabby To Fabulous How An Abdominoplasty Is Done

The tummy tuck procedure itself typically takes 2 to 3 hours. It is performed under general anesthesia and typically unfolds in several key steps:

  • Anesthesia and Incisions: The procedure begins with the administration of general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout. Then, your surgeon makes incisions, usually below the bikini line, to remain discreet and conceal potential scars.
  • Muscle Repair: After incisions are made, your abdominal muscles are accessed. Muscles that may have become weakened or separated are skillfully pulled together and re-contoured, enhancing your core's firmness and structure.
  • Skin Tightening: With the muscles addressed, the next step involves pulling and stretching the skin to create a smoother, taut appearance. Any excess skin is carefully removed to reveal the desired contours.
  • Liposuction Integration: Often, liposuction is incorporated to target and address stubborn pockets of fat in surrounding areas, such as love handles and upper thighs. This additional step enhances the overall results of your tummy tuck.
  • Bandage and Healing Support: Following the procedure, a snug elastic bandage is applied for protection and to promote proper healing. Ice packs may be used to minimize initial post-operative pain and swelling.
  • Recovery and Care Instructions: Recovery duration can vary but typically ranges from a few weeks to up to two months. It's crucial to closely adhere to post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon. This includes limitations on strenuous activities for at least six weeks to facilitate proper healing.
  • Maintaining Results: To sustain your newly trimmed appearance, adopting a healthy diet and exercise regimen is essential. This will help you enjoy the long-lasting benefits of your tummy tuck while promoting overall well-being.

Schedule A Consultation Today

If you’re tired of troubling over your tummy, end the turmoil and let’s talk about a tuck. Dr. Learn or Dr. Dudas will sit with you and answer any questions about abdominoplasty, listen to your concerns, explain the process, and talk about your goals and expectations. This time is taken to help determine your appropriate treatment plan, and if a tummy tuck in Fort Lauderdale with our team is right for you. To schedule an appointment for a consultation, dial (954) 393-0254 or stop by our Fort Lauderdale office today. You’ll be showing off your trim tummy in no time.

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Tummy Tuck FAQ

What are the potential risks and complications associated with a tummy tuck?

Will I have noticeable scarring after a tummy tuck?

How soon after childbirth can I consider getting a tummy tuck?

What are the potential risks and complications associated with a tummy tuck?

Potential risks and complications of a tummy tuck may include infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia, but these are uncommon and can be minimized with careful preoperative evaluation and postoperative care.

Will I have noticeable scarring after a tummy tuck?

While scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure, a skilled surgeon will strive to minimize scarring by placing incisions strategically and providing guidance on scar management techniques, resulting in scars that typically fade over time.

How soon after childbirth can I consider getting a tummy tuck?

It's generally recommended to wait until you've finished having children before considering a tummy tuck, as future pregnancies can affect the results. Typically, it's advised to wait at least six months to a year after childbirth to ensure your body has fully recovered.

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