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Tummy Tuck in Milwaukee, WI – Dr. Loewenstein

Abdominoplasty in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and Waukesha

Abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess fat and loose skin from the abdominal area. This procedure is very popular because the stomach is one of the most difficult areas of the body to tone, even with a healthy diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty can flatten the stomach, eliminate love handles, and create a trimmer waistline, making it one of the most effective body contouring procedures available.*

Are You a Good Milwaukee Tummy Tuck Candidate?

Dr. Loewenstein evaluates all tummy tuck candidates individually to determine whether the procedure is a good option. Generally, candidates for tummy tuck are individuals who:

What to Expect During a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

One of the most popular procedures requested by our Milwaukee plastic surgery patients is abdominoplasty — also known as a Tummy Tuck. During the Tummy Tuck procedure, Dr. Loewenstein makes a very thin incision starting at one hipbone, creating a flap running to the opposite hipbone. Next, Dr. Loewenstein will trim away excess skin and fat and tighten the abdominal muscles and remaining tissues. The abdominoplasty is complete when Dr. Loewenstein closes the flap.

Although timing will vary from patient to patient, a typical Tummy Tuck procedure will take approximately two to three hours and is performed with the use of general anesthesia.

Recovering from Tummy Tuck Surgery

For the first few weeks after surgery, the abdomen is sore, swollen and bruised, but these side effects gradually disappear. Range of motion is limited and bending, lifting and straining are restricted. Oral pain medication can be taken as prescribed to alleviate any discomfort. Patients are advised to rest as much as possible, and to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and support the healing tissues. Patients may return to work and their normal activities, including exercise and socializing, upon Dr. Loewenstein's recommendations.

Dr. Loewenstein follows up with his tummy tuck patients several times during their recovery to check the healing incision, remove non-absorbable sutures and answer questions. After the patient has fully recovered, Dr. Loewenstein sees them periodically to monitor their long-term outcomes.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

Why do people pursue tummy tuck?

People pursue tummy tuck to address abdominal imperfections due to pregnancy, major weight loss and the natural aging process. One of these problems is loose, saggy skin on the lower abdomen. Over time, the body produces less collagen and elastin, which are proteins critical to healthy, elastic skin. The skin begins to stretch and sag, especially around the lower abdomen. Pregnancy and weight fluctuation complicate the problem, stretching out the skin further. Even after losing weight after pregnancy or with diet, exercise or bariatric surgery, the skin cannot shrink back to a smaller size and hangs off the abdomen.

Another reason why people pursue tummy tuck is to repair separated or damaged abdominal muscles (often a side effect of pregnancy). Diet and exercise cannot improve muscle tone, and surgical treatment is necessary.

Finally, tummy tuck does include a fat reduction component to improve the look of a flabby, protruding belly.

Does tummy tuck surgery hurt?

No, tummy tuck surgery does not hurt. Anesthesia is administered prior to the operation to prevent any pain. After surgery, the abdomen may feel sore, sensitive or numb. Post-operative pain medication can be taken as needed.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Wisconsin?

The average cost of a tummy tuck in Milwaukee, WI ranges from $7,000 to $10,000, but will vary from patient to patient depending on a number of factors including surgeon fees, hospital fees, and the extent of the procedure. To receive a personalized price quote, request a surgical consultation with Dr. Paul Loewenstein.

Will tummy tuck leave a scar?

Any surgical incision leaves scarring. However, the incision for tummy tuck is placed low enough on the abdomen that any scarring can be concealed beneath underwear or a bathing suit bottom. Also, with the proper care, scarring will fade significantly over time.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of the best tummy tuck surgeons in Wisconsin, contact Dr. Loewenstein’s Milwaukee cosmetic surgery practice today.

*Individual results may vary

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Paul W. Loewenstein, M.D.
20320 W Greenfield Ave.
Brookfield, WI 53045

Phone 262.782.7021

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Dr. Loewenstein is a recognized as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery in Wisconsin. Over the years, he has aided numerous patients in their quest to achieve a rejuvenated and more appealing appearance. He helps Milwaukee liposuction patients refine their body contours using advanced surgical techniques. He uses similar techniques to help Milwaukee mommy makeover patients regain their pre-pregnancy form.

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