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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

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Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck DetroitPregnancy, age, gravity, weight loss – all factors that result in excess loose skin, stretch marks, or deposits of abdominal fat. Dr. Lytle can improve this through a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. An abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess abdominal skin and fat and can tighten the abdominal wall musculature, acting like an internal corset. An abdominoplasty is an excellent choice for those seeking a tighter, flatter abdomen.


Patients who want a solution to the loose skin and excess fat around their abdominal region would be good candidates for an abdominoplasty. Candidates should ideally be in good health and should also be non-smokers. Patients are advised to have realistic expectations.


Tummy tucks for men typically focus more on the gut, removing tissue to reveal the sculpted abs that they have been working towards. A lot of times, simple exercise and eating healthy are not enough to get the results that they want. This procedure can make it much easier to get a six pack and achieve a more athletic physique.


Tummy tucks for women are usually more focused on achieving a trimmer waist and a slimmer figure. There is less focus on athletic aesthetics and more on accentuating feminine aspects that excess skin and fat might be hiding. A tummy tuck for women can also address diastasis recti, the sagging of abdominal-wall muscles that occurs due to pregnancy.


An abdominoplasty is performed in an outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia. An incision is made below the bikini line and extends from hip to hip. The skin and fat of the abdomen are then raised off of the abdominal muscle. An incision is also made around the umbilicus and the umbilicus is kept attached to the abdominal wall through a stalk. Next, if needed, the rectus muscles are sutured together along the center of the abdomen to tighten the muscles and give definition. The excess lower abdominal skin and fat are then pulled down and removed. A small hole is made in the skin directly over the umbilicus and it is sutured into position.

Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Results Detroit
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Results Detroit

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Two to three drains are placed to remove excess fluid. A compression garment is worn for several weeks to minimize swelling. Most patients go home on the same day of surgery. While full recovery from this procedure may take several weeks, most patients can return to work in two to three weeks.

Abdominoplasty Procedure DetroitPatients who only have issues with the lower part of their abdomen may be candidates for mini-abdominoplasty. This involves smaller incisions and a quicker recovery.

Many patients having an abdominoplasty will combine this with other procedures, such as breast augmentation for a more dramatic body makeover.

The TULUA procedure offers potential advantages in terms of vascular safety, sensory recovery, position and quality of the umbilicus, and transverse scar location, with aesthetic outcomes that generally eliminate epigastric bulging. A sizeable patient population stands to benefit from this approach, especially when obesity, smoking, secondary revisions, umbilical or hypogastric hernias, and massive weight loss are clinical considerations for abdominoplasty.

A novel approach to abdominoplasty: TULUA modifications (transverse plication, no undermining, full liposuction, neoumbilicoplasty, and low transverse abdominal scar)


Following abdominoplasty, patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. These will disappear in a few weeks. In the early stages of recovery, it’s crucial for patients to rest as much as possible. Time off from work will be required, and it will be necessary to avoid activities like heavy lifting, exercise, and sports for four to six weeks.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Cost

The overall cost of an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is affected by anesthesia fees, hospital fees, post-surgery garments, and medications. Price is also impacted by medical tests, surgeon’s fees, and the exact techniques employed.

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If you have any questions about Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in Detroit or would like to book a consultation with Dr. Lytle, please contact Lytle Plastic Surgery today. Our skilled team can help you get the sculpted body you have always desired.

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On May 9, 2019 I had abdominoplasty/liposuction and blepharoplasty prior to surgery Dr. Lytle esplained everything to a T as to what would take place before during and after surgery; he could not have made me feel more comfortable with the procedures that were going to be performed... - RealSelf Reviewer

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