Tummy Tuck

Performed by Dr. Anna I. Wooten of Beleza Plastic Surgery

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) performed by Dr. Anna Wooten of Beleza Plastic Surgery is designed to produce a more flattering mid-section for female and male patients. A bulging abdomen, weak abdominal muscles following pregnancy and excess skin after significant weight loss are all factors that might lead an individual to seek a consultation for a tummy tuck.

Dr. Wooten has helped men and women from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township and beyond look and feel their best with cosmetic surgery. Contact us online today or call 724-759-7777 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation.

Listen as Erin, a Tummy Tuck patient of Dr. Wooten’s, describes her personal Beleza experience. Remember that each patient’s experience is different, and that her story may not be the same as yours.

Before & After Gallery of Dr. Wooten's Patients

Patient 1*

After having her children, this patient worked hard with diet and exercise, but she just couldn’t manage to rid herself of her loose skin and some baby weight. A Tummy Tuck along with some body contouring worked wonders on her, and she looks fit and tight in her “after” picture, which was taken a year and a half after her surgery.

Patient 2*

Following her tummy tuck with Dr. Wooten, this patient maintained a fit figure. On the right, she is shown five years (and one tattoo) following her surgery.

Patient 3*

After having Dr. Wooten perform her breast augmentation many years ago, this patient returned to Beleza Plastic Surgery after having children, which left her with a hernia. Her surgery and recovery went smoothly, and her result – a streamlined, flat stomach – is shown on the right about fourteen months after her surgery.

Patient 4*

Following the births of her children, this patient decided to have her stomach repaired by Dr. Wooten. Her Tummy Tuck procedure went smoothly and her result is shown here at one and a half years post-procedure.

Patient 5*

After much thought, this woman came to Dr. Wooten for her Tummy Tuck. The procedure streamlined her silhouette and tightened her loose skin & muscles. Her slim & fit result on the right shows her at a year and a half after her lipoabdominoplasty procedure.

Patient 6*

Following childbirth, this mom was left dealing with excess skin on her abdomen. A Tummy Tuck with Dr. Wooten provided her with a lasting correction to this issue, and in her “after” picture at three years post-op, she shows a more flattering waistline – even after some weight gain.

Patient 7*

After her initial consultation with Dr. Wooten, this patient decided that a customized abdominoplasty with lipo contouring would restore her figure to what she was hoping for. Her surgery went smoothly, and, on the right, she is pictured eight months after her procedure.

Patient 8*

This patient’s tummy tuck with Dr. Wooten shaped her waistline by removing her excess skin and fat. Dr. Wooten contoured her curves to leave her looking trim and fit. On the right, she is shown four months following her lipoabdominoplasty procedure.

Patient 9*

This patient’s tummy tuck with Dr. Wooten shaped her waistline by removing her excess skin and fat. Dr. Wooten contoured her curves to leave her looking trim and fit. On the right, she is shown four months following her lipoabdominoplasty procedure.

*Please note, while all ‘before & after’s shown on our website are real Beleza patients, this does not imply that your result will look exactly like any of them. Outcomes are highly individual, and depend greatly on your procedure and your anatomy, as well as your post-operative compliance.

Candidates for Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

As many men and women have come to discover, sometimes diet and exercising can leave you short of your aesthetic goal. Women and men who are in good general health but have an excess of fat or loose skin along their waistline are excellent candidates for Dr. Wooten’s abdominoplasty procedure.

What to Expect in Your Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Wooten will inquire about your general physical and mental health status, pre-existing health conditions, prior surgeries, your medications, allergies, and smoking habits. It is important that you be thorough when providing the requested information as this will allow Dr. Wooten to proactively address any medical concerns. When asked about medications, be sure to include any diet pills, vitamin, or herbal preparations, since some vitamins and herbal medications can affect your blood pressure and clotting ability. Honesty regarding your smoking and alcohol use is also very important, as these will have a serious impact on your recovery period and ability to heal.

After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Wooten will discuss your priorities, and will subsequently provide you with information on tummy tucks and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure to you.

The Surgery

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Wooten makes an incision just above the pubic area that will vary in length depending on the amount of excess skin and can extend from one hip to another. The muscle wall is then tightened with sutures. The remaining skin and fat are tightened and the excess is removed and incision is closed. Liposuction is often used to complement the tummy tuck procedure. Performing those procedures simultaneously redefines the waistline and elongates the torso, making it more feminine and attractive in clothing or in a bathing suit.

Tummy tuck operations vary in scope and are frequently subdivided into categories. Depending on the extent of the surgery, a complete abdominoplasty can take 1 to 5 hours. A partial abdminoplasty or mini-tummy tuck can be completed in 1 to 2 hours.

The amount of fat and skin removed varies by doctor, method, and patient, but is typically less than 10 pounds.

Recovering from Surgery

When the anesthesia wears off, some pain will be expected around the treated area. Usually abdominoplasty is an outpatient procedure, but the patient can choose to stay overnight. After the procedure, the patient should be able to get up, walk around, and go home, although they’ll need someone else to drive. This someone will have to take care of you during this recovery phase. Individuals are generally able to return to work or school in two weeks after the procedure. Scarring is expected after abdominoplasty surgery. These scars are usually well hidden in underwear or a bathing suit.

Lipoabdominoplasty

A firm midsection is the classic sign of health and vitality. Beleza Plastic Surgery can go a step further to help you shape your abdomen with lipoabdominoplasty. Dr. Wooten’s lipoabdominoplasty procedure combines a tummy tuck with liposuction to deliver the most dramatic results possible bringing back that trim, youthful look and the confidence that goes with it. Learn more about lipoabdominoplasty options available to you and how we can truly help you reach your body contouring goals.

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