Regain the flat, firm abdomen of youth
No loose or saggy skin, no stretch marks or scarring, no belly bulges or love-handles. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall, dramatically reducing the bulge and flattening the abdomen.
In a full abdominoplasty, the skin above the umbilicus is pulled down to the pubic line, removing all the lax skin in between. The umbilicus is then placed in its new position with an improved shape. The abdominal muscles are sutured, tightening the abdominal wall. Dr. O'Daniel utilizes a revolutionary procedure called a "high lateral tension abdominoplasty with liposuction" - which he learned from procedures innovator Dr. Ted Lockwood more than 20 years ago - that achieves a firmer abdominal wall and narrower waistline than possible with a traditional abdominoplasty.
Dr. O'Daniel may also do a mini-tummy tuck in patients with less lax skin but who still have laxity of their abdominal muscles. Dr. O'Daniel frequently performs abdominoplasty with his new innovative local anesthesia with sedation in our state-of-the-art surgical facility and utilizes an On-Q Pain Pump to lessen the post-operative discomfort associated with abdominoplasty. This procedure may be done either as an inpatient or outpatient, depending on the extent of the surgery, and initial recovery is 10-14 days.