Sculpt and Tone
You've been dreaming of a firmer, toned abdomen. We understand your desire and hard work for a confidence-boosting body. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Chris Park, MD, and Ryan Rebowe, MD, are here to help you redefine your abdominal appearance. At the Park & Rebowe Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Mobile tummy tucks are all about you — it's your path to rejuvenation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and let's make your dream abdomen a reality.
Transform Your Midsection
A tummy tuck in Mobile is a great way to get the sculpted and fit tummy you’ve been hoping for.
All layers of the abdominal wall (skin, fat, fascia, and muscle) are affected by changes occurring with age, pregnancy, and weight change. Excess fat with elastic skin can be treated with abdominal liposuction. During a tummy tuck Mobile patients find their sagging abdominal muscles will be tightened, and excess skin and fat will be removed, giving them a tighter and fitter tummy. When sagging skin is trimmed away, this can also get rid of stretch marks in the region.
A tummy tuck, also known as a abdominoplasty, offers a multitude of benefits that extend well beyond mere cosmetic enhancement. One of the primary advantages is the transformation of your abdominal area. By removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles, a tummy tuck can provide you with a sculpted, toned, and well-defined abdomen. Not only does this result in a more appealing appearance, but it can also significantly boost your self-confidence. Many individuals who have struggled with sagging skin and stubborn fat deposits due to factors like pregnancy, significant weight loss, or aging find newfound self-assurance in their improved physique.
With a tummy tuck Mobile patients experience, in addition to the aesthetic benefits, relief from physical discomfort. Many patients experience discomfort or pain due to excess skin or weakened abdominal muscles. The procedure can alleviate these issues, providing a sense of physical well-being and improved overall comfort. When complemented with a healthy lifestyle, the long-lasting results of a tummy tuck allow you to enjoy your rejuvenated abdominal appearance for years to come. This means you can confidently explore a wider range of clothing options, from swimwear to form-fitting outfits, and feel at ease in your everyday life. Overall, the benefits of tummy tuck extend beyond the surface, positively impacting both your physical and emotional well-being.
Achieve Your Dream Abdomen
“...I wish that I would have done it sooner. Amazing!!!”
Before embarking on your journey at the Park & Rebowe Clinic in Mobile tummy tuck patients receive a thorough consultation as the first step. Our expert team will discuss your goals, expectations, and medical history during this personalized consultation. We take the time to understand your unique needs and desires, ensuring a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your vision. Our approach is characterized by transparency and education. We will walk you through the entire process, addressing any questions or concerns. At Park & Rebowe Clinic, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge to make informed decisions about their aesthetic goals.
If you have any questions about tummy tucks in the Mobile Bay area, which includes both Mobile and Baldwin County, or would like to book a consultation with Dr. Park and Dr. Rebowe, please contact The Park & Rebowe Clinic today. Our skilled team can help you get the sculpted body you have always desired.
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic operation not covered by insurance aimed at re-contouring the abdominal wall, but muscle tightening may also improve low back discomfort and strength. The operation can be safely performed in an operating room facility with general anesthesia, deep sedation, or epidural block. Incisions are designed to place scars under a preferred underwear or bathing suit pattern. After elevating the abdominal wall and redraping, excess skin and fat are removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened if necessary to improve the waistline. Often, the vertical abdominal muscles are separated, a “diastasis rectus,” and the hourglass narrowing above the hips are lost, both of which can be improved with internal sutures. The existing navel (umbilicus) is preserved and transposed. The procedure takes approximately two to three hours.
A mini-abdominoplasty may be indicated if the excess skin, fat, and muscle weakness is mild and limited to the lower abdomen. This smaller operative procedure can be done with a smaller scar, lighter anesthesia, as an outpatient without observation, and with much less pain and recovery. If the upper rectus also has a diastasis, an endoscopic or limited plication can be performed.
Dr. Park and Dr. Rebowe also modified the above techniques in a hybrid procedure that he called a limited abdominoplasty that can improve the entire abdomen but without as much recovery or discomfort by floating the umbilicus, moving it down, and liposuction.
In individuals with massive abdominal obesity, a hanging flap of skin and fat (a pannus), or significant abdominal wall scarring, a panniculectomy (removal of the excess fat and skin) without raising the rest of the abdominal wall is safer than an abdominoplasty. A lower transverse and midline vertical abdominal dermolipectomy may be indicated in certain patients. Postoperatively, observation for at least one night is required due to the comorbidities and increased risk in this patient population. Drains and sutures are usually removed in two to three weeks. It usually takes two to three weeks to get back to work and moderate activity and six weeks to get back to more strenuous activity.
Patients with upper abdominal scarring, atypical upper abdominal excess, or the need for certain combined breast procedures may be best served by taking tissue from the upper abdomen in a reverse abdominoplasty. The scar is left below the breast but still may be visible or distorted.
A circumferential body lift, or belt lipectomy, is indicated in patients with excess skin and fat of the abdomen, flanks, and back with laxity and descent of the buttock and hips, often seen after massive weight loss. The cumulative effect is an abdominoplasty, lateral thigh lift, back dermal lipectomy, and buttock lift, and as expected, a belt lipectomy is a major surgery with additive risks, operative time, and recovery. Therefore, a preoperative determination of safety, risks, and goals is necessary. Risks can be minimized with early postoperative ambulation, multiple suction drains, and close follow-up. This procedure can drastically reduce the girth but typically cannot recreate an hourglass figure. Even limited activities can be difficult for the first few weeks, and activities must be limited for several months. Results are usually quite pleasing, but the focus is more on function and safety rather than maximum cosmesis.
Revitalize Your Midsection
Following your tummy tuck procedure, you will witness a remarkable transformation. Your abdomen will appear firmer, smoother, and more youthful. While the initial results are evident shortly after the surgery, the full effects will continue to improve over time as swelling subsides. Patients often report a boost in confidence and a renewed sense of self as they proudly display their revitalized midsection. The results are designed to be long-lasting, provided you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Firmer, Smoother, Youthful
Overnight observation, drainage tubes, maintaining a flexed position, and a compression binder are routine. Pain can be controlled initially with prescription medication but tapers rapidly several days after the procedure. There will be a general soreness of the muscles and the back for several weeks. Laying and standing straight can be resumed at 7 – 10 days as tolerated. It’s important to move around when you can during your healing process to keep the blood flowing.
Most individuals return to work three weeks later, depending on requirements. Strenuous activity and lifting (20 + pounds) can slowly escalate between six weeks and 12 weeks. Make sure that you talk to Dr. Park and Dr. Rebowe about the activities that you can perform according to your healing. The downsides are the scar and common surgical risks: fluid collections, bleeding, infection, and healing difficulties. However, the scar will be in a favorable location. In most cases, it’s low on the abdomen, meaning it’ll be fully concealed under most types of bikini bottoms and underwear.
The cost of tummy tuck surgery is different from patient to patient. The price depends on the procedure you pick for contouring, along with the amount of tissue removed, the anesthesia used, and the total surgery time. CareCredit financing can also be used to help with the cost of the surgery.
Patients with excess fat, loose skin, and weak abdominal muscles, commonly seen after pregnancy, are ideal candidates for an abdominoplasty. If you’re in good health and you’ve got realistic expectations, you’re most likely an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck. Smokers aren’t ideal candidates for this surgery. This is because smoking hurts the health of skin tissues, making it harder for the body to recover and heal after surgery. This can mean a longer recovery period and unexpected complications. Because of this, it’s best to quit smoking several weeks before the surgery and to continue to avoid smoking during recovery.
“I love my tummy tuck. I wish that I would have done it sooner. Amazing!!!”
— Mobile Plastic Surgery Patient
Led by our experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons, The Park & Rebowe Clinic for Plastic Surgery brings an artful touch to your Mobile & Fairhope plastic surgery experience, ensuring you achieve your desired transformation. Schedule your consultation today and discover for yourself why The Park & Rebowe Clinic is better by design.