If you have loose skin or abdominal muscles, it can result in wrinkled, sagging tissue and bulging of the stomach.
Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is the only way to predictably and effectively treat these conditions.
At The Center for Cosmetic Medicine, plastic surgeon Stuart Baker can perform your tummy tuck surgery and produce beautiful results.
What Issues Can a Tummy Tuck Treat? Patients Can See Incredible Results With an Effective Abdominoplasty
Your plastic surgeon, Dr. Stuart Baker, can dramatically reshape and smooth out your abdomen with a tummy tuck. This procedure can treat areas like:
- Drooping or bulky stomachs
- Sagging flanks along your waist
- Disconnected upper and lower abdominal muscles
- Loose abdominal skin
Your plastic surgeon can also open and reshape your belly button after major weight loss.
An Incredible Tummy Tuck Transformation
Before and After Photos
See How a Tummy Tuck Procedure Works
Paying for Tummy Tuck Surgery
Some patients choose to pay for the cost of a tummy tuck at our Champaign office upfront with cash or a personal credit card. For those that want to break up the cost of care into affordable monthly payments, we accept CareCredit® financing. This reputable company offers several no- and low-interest plans that can be paid off over the course of one or two years. Apply online to see if you qualify.
Take the First Step Contact The Center for Cosmetic Medicine
Patients can feel completely confident when they choose to undergo care with Dr. Stuart Baker. He has been performing plastic surgery procedures since 1980 and he is a board-certified plastic surgeon. In addition, he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
To learn more about abdominoplasty, contact us online to meet with our plastic surgeon at one of our locations in Champaign, IL, Decatur, IL, or Monticello, IL. We serve patients from Peoria and surrounding areas. You can also reach us by phone:
Call: (217) 378-8000
Candidates for Tummy Tuck
Candidates for the tummy tuck procedure should be in good health, not smoke (or be willing to quit for a period of time), and have realistic goals in mind. The procedure is often performed on patients that have experienced dramatic weight loss. The main issues that abdominoplasty can address include excess skin and loose abdominal muscles.
A tummy tuck procedure isn't the most suitable treatment for excess fat. If this is a concern, we can perform liposuction alone or in conjunction with your tummy tuck. Liposuction uses a cannula to suction fat out of the abdominal area, and can further contour the body for patients that have met their weight loss goals.
"I loved the results. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner." A happy patient after trusting Dr. Baker at The Center for Cosmetic Medicine
The Tummy Tuck Treatment Timeline
The Confidence-Boosting Results Of Tummy Tuck Surgery
Why Choose a Tummy Tuck Over Liposuction?
As you've researched your plastic surgery options, you may have narrowed down your choice between a tummy tuck or liposuction. Or, you may need a bit of extra guidance to find your starting point.
While both plastic surgery options may sound similar, tummy tucks feature added benefits that you don't want to ignore. Here's a breakdown of both procedures.
Liposuction targets and removes body fat from different areas of the body, including the abdomen, arms, thighs, and neckline.
Unlike a tummy tuck, liposuction cannot remove loose skin or smooth out stretch marks.
Finally, like a tummy tuck, lipo is recommended for patients who have nearly reached or completed their weight loss goals.
Tummy tucks include fat removal through liposuction while also targeting other parts of the abdominal region.
A tummy tuck trims excess skin following dramatic weight loss. It also creates a toned appearance by repairing your disconnected stomach muscles, or fascia -- something that can benefit people who've given birth.
You Can Rely on Dr. Baker
Dr. Stuart Baker wants to improve your self-confidence. You deserve to feel proud of your figure. He can help by expertly smoothing, toning, and revitalizing your body using advanced plastic surgery techniques at our three Illinois locations.
Whether you have questions or you're ready to get started, contact us at our offices in Champaign, Decatur, or Monticello, IL, or call us at:
How Can I Maintain My Tummy Tuck Results?
After your recovery, you will likely have a toned and smoothed new figure. Once you look good (and feel good too), you'll want to ensure that your new figure stays trim.
You can maintain your new results with the following lifestyle changes:
- Drinking water
- Exercising regularly, including heart-healthy, fat-burning activities like cardio
- Eating healthy, well-proportioned meals
- Abstaining from alcohol consumption or limiting your intake
Of course, please wait until you're medically cleared before working out, or even doing light housework. Your recovery and well-being should always come first.
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Tummy Tuck Side Effects
The most common side effects of this procedure include discomfort, swelling, bruising, itching, and tightness of the skin. We will prescribe pain medication to reduce discomfort, and patients are advised to rest as much as possible in the days after surgery to reduce the severity of other side effects. Most patients feel much better two weeks after surgery, though it may take two or three months to completely recover.