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Abdominoplasty

Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. is extremely passionate about achieving the most exquisite, natural, and aesthetic results for his patients by providing only the safest surgical care while using the highest ethical, surgical and patient privacy standards in aesthetic and plastic surgery. By balancing aesthetic beauty and artistry along with his attention to fine detail, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. provides optimum results that are individualized for each patient so that they reach their ultimate aesthetic goals, restore self confidence and beauty.

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a common surgery performed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal area. Over time and with pregnancy or after massive weight loss, the skin and abdominal muscles may stretch or weaken. An abdominoplasty removes the excess skin and fat from this region, and the abdominal muscles may be tightened to return your waistline to that slim, hour-glass shape that is desirable. The incisions are placed in the waist crease or bikini line, and sometimes the surgery is combined with liposuction or liposculpting to target additional trouble areas. In some cases, a mini-abdominoplasty may be used with a smaller incision also hidden along the waist or bikini line.

During your consultation, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. will examine you, discuss your specific aesthetic goals, provide recommendations for surgery and answer any and all questions you may have. On your day of surgery, you will need to have been fasting for at least 8 (eight) hours prior to your surgery. This includes avoiding any food or drink and generally nothing is allowed by mouth, not even water or medications.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the entire surgery. This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes patients stay overnight for observation in a fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgery center. Out-of-town patients may stay in one of our overnight recovery suites with a nurse that is available. The surgery itself generally takes 2-3 hours, and may be longer depending on whether there are any additional procedures being performed in combination with your surgery. After your surgery, you will be able to go home or stay in the overnight facility with office follow-up soon thereafter. Patients can expect some bruising and swelling for about a week or two after surgery, but most patients can usually return to work soon thereafter.

Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. is an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (ABPS) able to fully customize your experience and surgery to help you achieve the pinnacle in your aesthetic goals. Through his use of the highest level of specialized surgical care, superb ethical and strict standards of patient privacy, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. has experience in delivering the pinnacle for plastic surgical care. He and his staff utilize the most up to date, state of the art surgical techniques, and your desired aesthetic improvement is simply a no-charge consultation away. Call today for your appointment.