Tampa Bay Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Randall Harrell
Fountain of Youth Institute
34156 us highway 19 N.
Palm Harbor,FL 34684
Tampa Bay Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a Tampa Bay plastic surgery procedure where excess skin and fat is removed from the abdomen and the abdominal muscles are retightened to create a smooth and tighter stomach. An incision is made just above the pubic hairline and excess skin and fat is removed from that area. It is also through that incision that the abdominal muscles are tightened. The exact length and location of the incision will need to be discussed with Dr. Harrell. Please fill out the form on this page to schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Tampa Bay Plastic Surgeons.
Tummy Tuck Candidates
Patients over the age of 18 who have pronounced excess skin and fat that has been unresponsive to diet and exercise are generally good candidates for the tummy tuck procedure. Patients who have gained and lost weight due to pregnancy, weight loss surgery, or diet and exercise are typically the best candidates. It is important to discuss your medical history with your Tampa Bay Plastic surgeon, Dr. Harrell, so during your consultation he can identify if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Tummy Tuck Consultation
During the tummy tuck consultation at the Tampa Bay office, you will have an opportunity to meet with Dr. Harrell to discuss your specific areas of concern and together develop a treatment plan that will provide you with your desired results. The consultation is a great time to ask any questions about the procedure, recovery period, and to address any concerns you might have.
Dr. Harrell's main goal is to assist you in looking and feeling your best and he strives to make your tummy tuck experience with his office a positive one.
Tummy Tuck Recovery, Risks and Results
Many factors can contribute to your recovery experience. A patient can typically expect several days of discomfort followed by a few weeks of restricted physical activity during the post-operative period. Pain medication is prescribed to you prior to surgery to minimize your discomfort. Many of our patients return to work within one to two weeks but strenuous physical activity is limited for a few weeks. Any concerns you have about the recovery process should be discussed with Dr. Harrell. Please fill out the form at the top of the page to schedule a consultation with Tampa Bay plastic surgeons about tummy tuck and other related procedures, such as liposuction and mommy makeover.