Tummy Tuck in Washington DC
An abdominoplasty, most commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, can remove loose and sagging skin or tissue from the abdomen. Dr. Feledy performs tummy tuck surgeries at his office in Washington DC and Chevy Chase using some of the most clinically advanced methods for tummy tuck surgery available.
If you have protruding tissue in your midsection and desire a flatter tummy, you may be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck.
“After my second kid, I discovered my stomach muscles had become separated. It had a lot of effects I didn't expect like a weakened core so I had back pains and no matter how much I exercised, I couldn't get rid of my little belly. This tummy tuck made me feel sexy again! The Belmont team are legends!” - P.K.*
Tummy Tuck FAQs
1) Who’s an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck?
Every year, thousands of people seek tummy tuck surgery to improve their body shape, especially after having kids or achieving major weight loss. Ideal candidates will have reached a healthy body weight and do not expect to have any more children. Plastic surgeons also recommend people who are non-smokers, exercise regularly and are well informed about the tummy tuck procedure and its outcomes. To ensure your getting the best tummy tuck Washington DC has to offer, start by selecting a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in tummy tuck surgeries. Belmont Plastic Surgery’s renowned Dr. Feledy has 15 years post-graduate training and has performed thousands of surgeries giving him the experience and expertise you are looking for. At your consultation, he will ask you several questions about your medical history and goals for surgery as well as answer your questions to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you.
2) How does a tummy tuck work?
A tummy tuck procedure is an outpatient surgery that takes about three hours. The doctor will make two incisions across your lower abdomen, hidden beneath your bikini line. The excess skin between the incisions will be lifted or removed. The doctor will then repair the abdominal muscles that have stretched over time. After these steps are complete, the incisions will be closed with sutures. A surgical dressing and a compression garment will be applied to the treated areas to minimize swelling.
3) What should I expect after my tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is an extensive surgical procedure. After surgery, you will need to limit your physical activities for a few weeks but you will be advised to walk shortly after surgery. After several weeks, you will no longer need to wear a compression garment and can return to full activity with no restrictions. Scars will fade as they heal over the next several months. Make sure to be protected from the sun. As with any procedure, specific instructions will be provided from Dr. Feledy and the staff at Belmont Plastic Surgery.
4) Are there any tummy tuck alternatives to consider?
For some candidates, less extensive procedures such as a mini tummy tuck or liposuction may be considered. If your goal is to achieve optimal contouring of the midsection, there's no substitute for the full tummy tuck. No other procedure can flatten your abdominal area as effectively as abdominoplasty.
5) Are there any risks or side effects to getting a tummy tuck?
Most of the potential side effects of a tummy tuck involve the appearance of the final body shape and contour. Effective and thorough communication prior to and following the procedure can help prevent many of these potential problems. As with any surgical procedure, there are a few rare side effects, including nerve damage, blood clots, scarring, pain, swelling or heart and lung complications. There is the risk of bleeding, infection and poor wound healing. Belmont Plastic Surgery prides itself on providing the safest tummy tuck Washington DC has available and works to make any procedure as painless and easy as possible.
If you are interested in getting a Tummy Tuck, get more information by contacting Belmont Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation today.
Hear from a Patient:
"Dr. Feledy, I am totally amazed with my Abdominoplasty! I can't believe how great my abdomen looks and how beautiful my scar is. It is nice and low and you cannot notice it in a bikini. You have a wonderful skill and I am so lucky to have chosen you to be my surgeon. I will send my family and friends to you if they ever need a Plastic Surgeon. You were great throughout the entire process with such care and a great sense of humor! Thank you for my great look! Its amazing." B.H.*
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photos
See Belmont Plastic Surgery's tummy tuck before and after results. It is important to look at before and after images to get an idea of what can be achieved with a surgery and to help guide the process with the doctor of determining the outcome you are going for.