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While excitement is building for summer fun and outdoor activities, the thought of getting into a swimsuit can be daunting for some due to stubborn fat and loose skin around the midsection. That’s where a tummy tuck comes in! With the help of Dr. Rocheford and our whole team at Rocheford Plastic Surgery, you can boost your confidence and fully enjoy your new body this summer! Let’s take a look at what the tummy tuck procedure entails and the many benefits you can expect from this innovative procedure.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin and fat and strengthens the abdominal muscles to give you the flat, toned midsection you’re looking for.

The Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Some of the benefits you can take advantage of when you have a tummy tuck with Dr. Rocheford include the following:

  • Improved abdominal tone
  • Better posture
  • Restore strength to the abdominal muscles
  • Increased confidence and better body image
  • Reduction of skin irritation caused by excess skin
  • Can reduce stress urinary incontinence

What to Expect During Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

Before your tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Rocheford will clearly outline what you can expect during the procedure. The surgery will take a few hours and will start with the administration of general anesthesia. From there, Dr. Rocheford will make an incision along the pubic bone, and the skin and underlying tissue will be lifted. Next, the abdominal muscles will be tightened, and any excess fat and skin will be removed. Finally, Dr. Rocheford will close the incisions, and you’ll be ready to start your recovery journey.

Your Recovery from a Tummy Tuck

After the surgery, you will need to recover for several weeks. Most patients take 1-2 weeks off work. You’ll want to follow all of Dr. Rocheford’s post-op instructions. We’ll also schedule a few follow-up appointments to ensure you’re healing properly. You’ll notice some results immediately, but with swelling and bruising likely, most of the results will take six months to a year to fully appear.

Ready for a Tummy Tuck? Schedule A Consultation Today!

Don’t let body insecurities keep you from enjoying your best life. Take the first step and schedule a consultation at Rocheford Plastic Surgery today! Call our Woodbury, MN office at (651) 739-1100 or fill out our online contact form.

Patient Resources

Whether a new or returning patient, we have plenty of resources to either help you get started or learn more about the procedure process. From patient forms to blogs, we have all the resources you’ll need to prepare yourself for your appointment.

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