Tummy Tuck Scottsdale

There are different conditions in which different patients can benefit from a tummy tuck. Firstly, Patients that have had a significant weight loss frequently encounter their skin losing its memory for contraction. Secondly, women who have finished with pregnancy have an abdominal wall, in addition to the skin stretched with significant laxity from the growing fetus. In these conditions, a surgical strategy is the best option to restore a patient's youthful and optimal contour.

Who can Benefit from Tummy Tuck Surgery?

There are different conditions in which different patients can benefit from a tummy tuck. Firstly, Patients that have had a significant weight loss frequently encounter their skin losing its memory for contraction. Secondly, women who have finished with pregnancy have an abdominal wall, in addition to the skin stretched with significant laxity from the growing fetus. In these conditions, a surgical strategy is the best option to restore a patient’s youthful and optimal contour.

Dr. Lille discusses Tummy Tuck

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“I feel alive again. Wish I would have made this decision a long time ago. Dr. Lille’s skill and professionalism transformed my life. Dr Lille and staff were always willing to answer any questions I had about the surgery and the care after surgery. The surgery center, the dr’s office and the overnight stay were all clean and very professional. I felt that I was in the best hands during the entire procedure, before, during and after.”

  1. Procedure
  • Full Tummy Tuck

    Dr. Lille will give you instructions to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days, if needed. Picking the size of the implant will depend on the looseness of the breast skin and the width measurements of the breast.

  1. Procedure
  • Mini Tummy Tuck

    A mini tummy tuck is utilized when the excess skin with or without a weak abdominal wall is predominantly located in the lower abdomen below the navel. The incision can vary depending upon the amount of excess skin.

  1. Techniques
  • Techniques

    Dr. Lille will give you instructions to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days, if needed. Picking the size of the implant will depend on the looseness of the breast skin and the width measurements of the breast.

  • Recovery

    Immediately after surgery, the patient Who underwent a full or a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, will be transferred to a recovery care center where the nursing staff will attend to all the immediate, medical needs and comforts of the patient. Patients will be discharged usually the following day to home. Mini tummy tuck patients are discharged home following their surgery. Those visiting from out of town, arrangements can be made with assistance from our staff at nearby hotels or motels.

  • At Home

    When at home, Patients will be resting and sleeping in recliner chairs and walking slightly bent over to relieve the tension at the incision sites. Activity restrictions are in place and follow up evaluations with me personally will be conducted at 1 and 2 weeks with a possible appt on the 3rd week following the surgery. A final follow up is usually conducted at 3 to 4 months after surgery.

  • Scarring

    Scarring is usually red and pink in the beginning, progressing to the color of the surrounding skin area usually between one and two years. We have different treatments to help enhance and facilitate the scarring maturation process with one, significantly reducing the scarring.

  • Pain

    Discomfort is managed quite well with prescription narcotics and the choice of a pain-reducing, infusion system that is placed at the time of the procedure that infuses pain relief agents for a period of two days.

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Tummy Tuck Q&A

Q: How long is the scar from the abdominoplasty?

A: The length of scar depends on the type of abdominoplasty procedure being done. It also depends on the amount of extra skin and weakness of the abdominal wall. The length of the scar usually extends from the upper pubic area to the front of the hips in a mini tummy tuck and extends just past the hip bones in a full abdominoplasty where an extended abdominoplasty the scar extends past the hip bone.

Q: Do scars disappear from an abdominoplasty?

A: No scars disappear. It takes a full year or two for scars to fully mature. Everyone heals scars differently but typically scars are red and then fade to pink. At final maturity we hope for fine white scars but they will always be different from the surrounding skin. Dr. Lille places them in the most inconspicuous area along the bikini line in a banana shape to help conceal the scar in the most optimum way.

Q: Are drains used in abdominoplasty?

A: Dr. Lille uses one drain for a mini tummy tuck and two drains in a full or extended tummy tuck. They usually are left in for one to two weeks depending upon the amount of drainage in a day.

Q: Does Dr. Lille use anything to speed up healing in the operation?

A: Dr. Lille performs meticulous closure with all sutures below the skin except for those in the belly button. He also uses a tissue glue spray in the abdominal opening before closure which facilitates healing and decreases the amount of drainage from the drainage tubes. He also utilizes a tissue glue tape on the exterior of the incision which has proven to decrease wound dehiscence (opening) and create a nicer scar.

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