For men and women seeking to flatten their abdomens, we recommend tummy tucks to remove excess fat and skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers abdominoplasty and other types of body contouring for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is for men and women who are unhappy with their midsections because of loose skin, lax muscles and pockets of fat. Several factors can affect the way your abdomen looks and how easily you can tone and tighten the area.
Pregnancy and aging are the most common reasons that women lose their sexy stomachs. Both genders will experience problems in the abdominal area after carrying excess weight for long periods of time. The abdominal muscles are prone to weakening, and no amount of exercise will fix this problem. The skin in the stomach area can stretch beyond the point where it can stay contoured to the body. The abdominal area is also prone to developing deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery will help you regain a toned, tight midsection. Dr. Castellon may recommend a:
To be considered for an abdominoplasty, you should be close to your ideal weight for at least one year. For women, you should consider if you want to have children in the future. If you have a tummy tuck and become pregnant, you may need a second abdominoplasty to repair any problems caused by the pregnancy.
Tummy tucks are extensive surgeries that should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands your unique needs. Your consultation at Castellon Plastic Surgery Center is your opportunity to meet Dr. Castellon and other members of our medical team. You will learn about the procedure and the expected results.
Dr. Castellon performs abdominoplasty procedures at a surgery center that is fully staffed by clinical personnel who provide high-quality care before, during and after your tummy tuck procedure. You should have someone drive you to the surgery center and remain ready to drive you home. You may need to stay overnight in the hospital after the surgery so that you can be monitored.
You will need to stay at home resting for at least two weeks after the surgery. Patients who have extended abdominoplasty surgery or combine their tummy tucks with other plastic surgery procedures may need to stay home for up to six weeks. You should walk while you heal, but you should refrain from engaging in any strenuous activities until Dr. Castellon advises that you can increase your activity level.
Tummy Tuck Consultation
A toned midsection is desired by men and women in Central Florida. When diet and exercise fail, you may want to consider abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers tummy tuck surgery for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
Due to the extent of a tummy tuck, the surgery can take several hours. This allows time for Dr. Castellon to repair the muscles, trim excess fat and skin and refine the results with liposuction, if necessary.
You will see immediate results after your surgery, but full results can take six months to one year.
The results of your abdominoplasty are permanent if you follow a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and exercise. Aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can affect your abdominal area, and Dr. Castellon may recommend follow-up treatment with liposuction.
Abdominoplasty is an elective procedure, so it is not covered by medical insurance. After your consultation, we are better able to provide a cost for your tummy tuck. We will also review our payment options. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your tummy tuck, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and LendingUSA.com.
Come visit Dr. Castellon and our team of and let us help you achieve the spectacular skin you deserve!
1499 S. Harbor City Blvd. #301, Melbourne, FL