Tummy Tuck in Melbourne, FL
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.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
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.
Benefits of Abdominoplasty
Tummy tuck surgery will help you regain a toned, tight midsection. Dr. Castellon may recommend a:
- Standard tummy tuck for patients with fat above and below the bellybutton as well as lax muscles
- Mini tummy tuck for patients with fat only in the area below the bellybutton
- Extended tummy tuck, a standard tummy tuck that also includes the “love handles” on the waist and lower back
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
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.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Abdominoplasty?
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.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Tummy Tuck?
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.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Abdominoplasty?
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.
What Should I Expect After My Tummy Tuck?
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.
When Will I See Full Results of My Abdominoplasty?
You will see immediate results after your surgery, but full results can take six months to one year.
How Long Will the Results of Tummy Tuck Last?
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.
How Much Does Abdominoplasty Cost in Melbourne?
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.
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 free personal consultation.