Dr. Bloch has extensive experience helping his tummy tuck patients and those from the surrounding area, achieve their desired goals with this procedure.
If your stomach is a source of frustration for you, you’re not alone. Many men and women, turn to a plastic or cosmetic surgeon to help them with pockets of flabbiness around their bellies they just can’t get rid of. You might be at or near your normal weight, and you may have battled long and hard to improve the look of your abdomen. You are probably in good physical shape.
Why do people choose us for an abdominoplasty?
Men and women choose Dr. Steven Bloch for a tummy tuck, (also known as an abdominoplasty), because of his detailed and personalized surgical plans. He tailors each procedure to the patient in order to provide optimal results that are natural yet noticeable. Dr. Bloch is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience and knows how to create satisfying results. His abdominal rejuvenation procedure helps to contour the body by removing extra skin and fat from the stomach and tightening the underlying muscles.
Why choose a board-certified tummy tuck surgeon?
It’s important to consult with a qualified plastic surgery specialist when considering abdominoplasty. Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling (847) 686-3183 to discuss your options.
When underlying abdominal muscles and skin are stretched, as often occurs after multiple pregnancies or large weight loss, abdominal muscles weaken and skin becomes flaccid and produces folds. This procedure may be performed in combination with liposuction to reduce areas of fat accumulation in both men and women.
Am I a good tummy tuck candidate?
- If you’re not planning a pregnancy in the near future?
- Is droopy skin in the stomach area a problem?
- Do you have a loss of muscle tone in your stomach causing a bit of a pooch?
- Is your weight stable?
About the Procedure
An incision is made across the lower abdomen that spans to the hips. A second incision is made to free the umbilicus from surrounding skin so that it will remain undisturbed. Skin is then separated from the abdominal wall and elevated above the rib cage. To tighten the abdominal wall, tummy tuck expert, Dr. Bloch brings loose underlying tissue and muscle together with sutures.
The elevated skin is lowered and the excess is removed. Dr. Bloch then makes a small opening for the umbilicus. It is positioned where the old one had been. Incisions are closed and a firm elastic dressing is applied.
Dr. Bloch always strives for a smooths recovery after your tummy tuck procedure. For proper healing, you will be cautioned to restrict strenuous activity for a couple of weeks, and for two months you will be advised to wear a light support garment. As a result of surgery, you will have a firmer, flatter abdomen and a narrower waist.
Are there any risks?
You have every reason to look forward to a great outcome if you are in good health and don’t smoke. However, any kind of surgery will present some risk and getting an abdominoplasty has no exception. Dr. Bloch takes great care to make sure his patients understand these risks.
He wants everyone to remember that your body is one of a kind. With that said your own healing process and patterns will play a big part in the outcome of your tummy tuck procedure. Depending on your body some patients can be prone to inflammation and possible more scarring than others. Tummy tuck surgery may help correct asymmetrical abdomens.
Dr. Bloch will discuss the possibility of minor and major complications with you during your consultation visits. Your safety is of primary importance.
With the recent advent of laser assisted liposuction and its potential for skin tightening sometimes a less invasive procedure may be appropriate.
Schedule Your Consultation at our Office
For men and women in that are interested in getting this procedure done, Dr. Bloch offers a consultation at his Chicago metro area such as Highland Park, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glenview, Glencoe, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Winnetka, Deerfield and North Shore areas. His offices are located not far from Chicago, for more information, click to schedule your consultation or call us at 1-847-686-3183.
If you’re interested in booking a consultation for this procedure your can do it online or call our Chicago metro office at 1-847-686-3183.