Tummy Tuck in Chicago, IL

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About Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

An abdominoplasty more commonly known as a tummy tuck is performed in cases when patients present with excess skin around the abdomen, which often makes them feel uncomfortable and self – conscious. This excess skin can develop for a wide variety of reasons with very few natural remedies, thereby requiring surgical removal.

Introduction to Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery, performed by Dr. Ogilvie in Chicago, is used when patients want their abdomen to look slimmer, fitter, and more youthful.

A tummy tuck will eliminate excess skin and, often, add structure to the abdominal muscles. The result is an abdomen that looks firmer and fitter, allowing patients to feel a significant boost in confidence and self-esteem.

How Do I Get Started on My Tummy Tuck?

If you want to know more about tummy tuck surgery and whether it might be a good fit for you, contact our Chicago office to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Ogilvie.

During this consultation, you’ll be able to ask about how a tummy tuck might work on your body and with your physiology. Dr. Ogivlie believes in a patient-centered approach, emphasizing education and communication, so you feel comfortable with every step of your procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Individuals seeking to eliminate excess skin from around their abdomen are often good candidates for tummy tuck surgery. This excess skin often develops due to a significant weight loss or because the stretching of the skin experienced during pregnancy. There are many life events that can lead to excess skin and “loose” abdominal muscles.

In general, candidates for a tummy tuck will:

  • Present a significant amount of excess skin around the belly/abdomen.
  • Be a generally consistent overall weight.
  • Be able to take one to three weeks off of work (or be given light duty during recovery)
  • Benefit from added structure to the abdominal muscles.
  • Be generally healthy enough for surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations about what to expect.

Who is Abdominoplasty For?

In some cases, a tummy tuck is performed concurrently with a liposuction procedure. But this depends on whether you have noticed stubborn areas of fat you want to better contour with your body.

If you have questions about whether you’re a good fit for abdominoplasty, contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie. We’ll be able to discuss your desired outcome and how that might fit with your current physiology.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

Tummy tuck surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients are allowed to return home the same day as their procedure is performed. The surgery itself takes anywhere between 2-4 hours to perform, depending on the needs of the patient. Most tummy tuck procedures will follow these basic steps.

Anesthesia — Tummy tuck surgery is almost always performed under general anesthesia.

Incision — The incision for most tummy tuck procedure patients will be located near the bottom of the abdomen. Usually, the incision will be made below the bikini line, so as to be easily hidden. Once the incision is made, the abdominal muscles may be realigned into stronger positions and given added structure. Additionally, excess skin will be removed.

Tummy Tuck Results

Because of the nature of the procedure, patients need to take their tummy tuck recovery period seriously. Patients will be given medications to help manage discomfort, and swelling may persist for several weeks. Dr. Ogilvie will give you detailed and individualized recovery instructions to ensure your best results. Once the swelling subsides, patients will notice that they look significantly slimmer, with a firmer-looking abdomen more true to their actual contours.

Many patients report a significant increase in confidence and self-esteem after tummy tuck surgery. If you want to discuss your tummy tuck options, contact Dr. Ogivlie’s office today and schedule a consultation to get your transformation started.

He done the surgery and I’m very satisfied of what he done - I’m so happy with my tummy tuck and liposuction. When I first went in for my first consultation the front desk girlsare very nice, and medical assistant are nice and kind made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Michael Ogilvie , He explained to me what was good for me and what he could do . He didn’t rush through it . He done the surgery and I’m very satisfied of what he done. My follow up with Dr. Michael Ogilvie He takes his time to examine snd explains to me . I highly recommend Dr. Michael Ogilvie he is amazing.Thank you to you and your lovely Staff .Updated on 28 Oct 2022:Dr. Michael Ogilvie is an excellent surgeon, I’m very satisfied with my tummy and liposuction. He is very caring , answers all of my questions.I had an amazing experience. I highly recommendDr. Michael Ogilvie.

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