A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise, diet, and weight control. When these methods don’t achieve our goals, Oklahoma residents rely on tummy tuck procedures to fix sagging or loose abdominal skin.

In Oklahoma City, tummy tuck patients list these as the top reasons for having the procedure:

  • Post-Pregnancy

  • Aging

  • Significant fluctuations in weight

  • Prior surgery

A tummy tuck is not a weigh-loss tool. The results of a tummy tuck can be significantly diminished by future weight fluctuations. Individuals planning significant weight loss or pregnancies are advised to postpone having a tummy tuck surgery until they can maintain a consistent weight.

Good candidates for tummy tuck:

Tummy tuck surgeons in Oklahoma City generally look for the following in good candidates:

  •  Stable weight

  •  Non-smokers

  •  Bothered by excessive abdominal size

When looking for a tummy tuck, OKC board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tim R. Love is here to help. With his guidance, he ensures patients set realistic goals and achieve desired results from their abdominoplasty.

The Surgery

A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and navel. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the degree of correction necessary. Through this incision, weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured and excess fat, tissue and skin are removed. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. The final results may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident about your new slimmer profile.

How do I know that Dr. Tim R. Love is the best tummy tuck surgeon for me?

  • Voted the best plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City in multiple readers’ choice contests.

  • Thirty plus years of cosmetic surgery experience in Oklahoma.

  • Countless successful procedures.

  • Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

  • Hundreds of satisfied patients – read their reviews.

  • A comfortable and convenient OKC location.

Contact Dr. Tim R. Love today to schedule your consultation: (405) 751-LOVE (5683)

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