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If you’re a Clearwater resident and you are considering a tummy tuck procedure, it’s likely because you are disappointed with the appearance of your abdomen. Whether you are a mom who’s midriff never bounced back after having your child, or you’re a man who just can’t seem to shed those extra pounds on your belly, Dr. Moraitis understands and wants to help you become the best version of yourself. One of the biggest questions he is asked is, “Where will by tummy tuck incision be?” And that’s understandable. After all, no one wants to go through a surgical procedure to correct their bulging abdomen, only to be left with a huge, visible scar.

What Happens During A Tummy Tuck?

Many people know that having a tummy tuck procedure results in a tighter, firmer abdomen, but they may not be sure about what happens during the surgical process. Because Dr. Moraitis wants his patients in the Clearwater area to be well informed and prepared for any procedure they undergo, we want to tell you a little bit about what actually happens during a tummy tuck procedure.

First, Dr. Moraitis of Moraitis Plastic Surgery will make an incision from hip to hip on your abdomen. This gives him full access to the skin and muscles that need to be corrected during the surgery. Not to worry, this incision is very low on the abdomen, and below the bikini line, so you’ll be ready to show off your perfect tummy at the beach.

Dr. Moraitis will then carefully examine your abdominal muscles to determine if they need to be repaired. Often, moms are left with separated abdominal muscles after pregnancy. This separation causes a bulge that won’t go away despite the extensive diets and exercise programs they may have tried. If he finds you do have separated abdominal muscles, medically known as diastasis recti, he will stitch them up, so you have a flatter tummy.

Once your abdominal muscles have been repaired, Dr. Moraitis will remove excess skin from your abdominal area. Removing this excess skin allows his Clearwater patients to have the nice, tight abdomen they’ve so desired. After this, your new look will be complete and beach-worthy!

Your Tummy Tuck Incision

Dr. Moraitis is a skilled plastic surgeon with an artist’s eye; therefore, he never wants to leave his patients with scars that show they’ve had work done. The size of your tummy tuck incision will all depend on the type of tummy tuck you have performed. All tummy tuck incisions will hit well below the bikini line but will vary in length. Most men and women will have a standard tummy tuck with an incision that runs from hip to hip. However, if you have recently lost a substantial amount of weight and have an excessive amount of skin on your abdomen and flanks, your scar will be longer and will extend around the hips to the lower sides of the back.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Hall

Are you ready to light up the beach with a beautiful, flat tummy? Don’t wait any longer. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Moraitis today. During your consultation at his Clearwater area office, you’ll be able to ask any questions you have regarding the tummy tuck procedure. Call Moraitis Plastic Surgery at (727) 773-9796.