Dr. Bivik Shah: Columbus Tummy Tucks

Dr. Bivik Shah
Skin has a limit to how much it can stretch and still return to normal. When it stretches beyond that point, exercise and diet are not effective in returning your body to its original shape and firmness. The most effective method of dealing with this condition is to undergo a tummy tuck. Dr. Bivik Shah can perform this procedure in order to give you the smooth, firm abdomen you have always dreamed of!

There are several reasons why someone may choose to have tummy tuck, including loose or excess skin resulting from weight loss, liposuction, or pregnancy. Tummy tuck corrects these conditions by removing loose, sagging skin and excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen.

Dr. Shah begins the abdominoplasty with an incision made from hipbone to hipbone, creating a skin flap. Next, the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then tightened, providing a firmer abdomen and a narrower waistline. Once the muscles are stitched into place, the skin flap is folded down and the extra skin is removed. Lastly, the incision is stitched closed and a dressing is applied. The tummy tuck procedure can take anywhere from two to five hours, depending on how much work is needed. The most common side effects of tummy tuck are bruising and swelling, but they usually subside within 10 days.

The tummy tuck procedure will result in a scar, but it is located below the bikini line so it is as inconspicuous as possible. The results of a tummy tuck from plastic surgeon Dr. Shah are long lasting if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly, so you can keep your toned abs for years to come!


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