Dr. Moraitis performs the tummy tuck procedure on Tampa men and women who desire to recontour their abdomen by removing excess skin and fat. Additionally, tummy tuck surgery can tighten abdominal muscles that may have separated (diastasis recti) during pregnancy or excessive weight gain.

Tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, but for stubborn areas of fat that have been unresponsive to diet and exercise, it will improve the tone and shape of the abdomen dramatically leaving you with a flatter, firmer tummy.

Benefits of Tummy Tuck

There are many benefits of tummy tuck procedure men and women in Tampa can expect, such as:

  • Correction of Diastasis Recti

This is one of the biggest benefits a tummy tuck can provide patients. A common side effect of pregnancy or excessive weight gain, separated abdominal muscles, or diastasis recti, can leave a permanent pooch on the abdomen that won’t go away no matter how much patients exercise and diet. By stitching the long, parallel muscles back together, Dr. Moraitis can give his Tampa patients a truly flat stomach they can be proud of.

  • Removal of Extra Skin Around the Waistline

Through a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Moraitis can remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen that may be hanging or loose. While many people think that their exercise routine can get rid of this extra skin, the simple truth is that you can’t exercise away excess skin. To get back to your pre-pregnancy body so you can proudly wear your bikini at the beach, let Dr. Moraitis help with a tummy tuck at Moraitis Plastic Surgery.

  • Decrease Back Pain

Tummy tuck can also help men and women who suffer from chronic back pain if it’s associated with a weakened core. Diastasis recti not only leaves men and women with a noticeable “pooch” on their abdomen, but these separated abdominal muscles also leave the core weak and lead to other ailments such as lower back pain. 

  • Provide a Boost in Self-Esteem

While this benefit is not physical, the emotional benefits that plastic surgery such as tummy tuck provide Tampa men and women can’t go unsaid. After going through dramatic weight loss, or the birth of a baby, dealing with extra skin and fat hanging from the abdomen can be very discouraging. When you choose tummy tuck with Dr. Moraitis, you will experience a boost in self-esteem and pride in your physical appearance.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

Depending on the specific needs of his patients, Dr. Moraitis has the ability to employ several different techniques when performing tummy tuck. Most often, Tampa men and women benefit from one of two techniques:

  • Full tummy tuck – This approach to tummy tuck addresses lax skin and muscles from the rib cage down. Patients who have a large amount of excess skin and fat, as well as diastasis recti, are good candidates for a fully tummy tuck.
  • Mini tummy tuck – This mini version of a tummy tuck tightens skin and muscles from the belly button down. Men and women who only have a small amount of excess skin and fat are good candidates for this tummy tuck technique. 

As part of your experience with Dr. Moraitis, patients can expect him to utilize the following skills to provide the best results possible:

  • Minimizing scars by keeping incisions as small as possible
  • Hiding scars by placing incisions below the bikini line
  • Restoring the belly button to a more natural position and aesthetically pleasing appearance
  • Utilizing progressive tension suturing to reduce recovery time

His skill at performing tummy tuck gives patients a tighter, more sculpted abdomen and an overall natural-looking figure.

Is Tummy Tuck Right for You?

Tampa men and women who want to have a tummy tuck with Dr. Moraitis must also meet certain criteria to be eligible for surgery. Patients must be:

  • In good overall health
  • In good psychological health
  • Have realistic expectations for tummy tuck surgery and results
  • Non-smokers, as smoking can complicate both the tummy tuck procedure and the recovery process.

What Is the Recovery from Tummy Tuck Like?

Men and women in Tampa who choose to undergo the tummy tuck procedure often wonder what they can expect during their recovery. Dr. Moraitis wants to be sure his patients know that their abdomen will feel tight immediately after their tummy tuck. Additionally, most patients will have limited mobility the first few days following their procedure, but should feel much better by the end of the first week post-op.

It is important that tummy tuck patients keep all of their follow-up appointments with Dr. Moraitis. It is during these visits that he will remove drains and sutures and ensure you are healing properly throughout your recovery.

Within 2 weeks, most tummy tuck patients are able to return to their normal daily activities but shouldn’t begin their normal exercise routine until about 8 weeks after their surgery, and after Dr. Moraitis has given the okay.

Tummy tuck results can be seen immediately, but patients should wait  6 weeks for swelling to subside before expecting to see their final results.

Pricing For Tummy Tuck

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a tummy tuck in 2018 was $6,253. However, it is important to note that this average cost only reflects surgeon fees and does not include anesthesia fees, facility fees, or other surgical expenses.

The actual cost of your tummy tuck procedure will be based on the treatment plan designed for your specific needs. To better understand how much you can expect to pay for your tummy tuck, call Moraitis Plastic Surgery in Tampa today to book your initial consultation with Dr. Moraitis.

Choose Tummy Tuck With Dr. Moraitis in Tampa

Dr. Moraitis is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on cosmetic procedures for the face, body, and breasts. He has extensive experience in performing the tummy tuck procedure and uses his 15 years of practice to provide patients with natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing outcomes.

As part of his practice, Dr. Moraitis spends significant time talking with each patient to find out what parts of the body discourage them. He also thoroughly explains the tummy tuck procedure to ensure his patients fully understand what to expect from start to finish. Call his office in Tampa today at (727) 773-9796 to get started.