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Dr. Kris Reddy FACS, West Palm Beach Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, cares for South Florida abdominoplasty patients including West Palm Beach tummy tuck, Palm Beach tummy tuck, Boca Raton tummy tuck, Delray Beach tummy tuck, and Boynton Beach tummy tuck patients and more at his nationally accredited West Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center!
Dr. Kris Reddy: Expert of Tummy Tuck in West Palm Beach
Do you ever feel like you've spent much of your adult life doing sit-ups, V-ups and crunches, and you still don't have tight, flat abs? The fact is that even people with a healthy body weight can develop a tummy that protrudes or has loose and sagging skin. Usually the culprits are heredity, multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss/gain. That's why thousands of people are getting the extra help they need.
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a "tummy tuck," is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
Dr. Kris Reddy FACS, West Palm Beach board certified plastic surgeon, is a West Palm Beach tummy tuck expert. Dr. Reddy has the rare double honor of being a Fellow of American and International College of Surgeons, the only cosmetic surgeon in Palm Beach County, Florida to hold both of these prestigious honors. Dr. Reddy is also a member of the exclusive American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
The Basics – West Palm Beach Abdominoplasty
Dr. Kris Reddy, West Palm Beach Abdominoplasty expert and board certified plastic surgeon, can customize the tummy tuck to meet your objectives, lifestyle, and lifestage. Some patients, particularly moms and people who have lost a great deal of weight, need a full tummy tuck to tighten abdominal muscles that have become stretched out and inelastic. Others may need a less invasive procedure to contour smaller areas of excess skin and fat.
Your Tummy Tuck Procedure - Your New Look
Dr. Reddy performs tummy tuck surgery as an outpatient procedure at the West Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Reddy's AAAASF nationally accredited operating center utilizing MD Anesthesiologists providing iv sedation or general anesthesia.
Complete abdominoplasty usually takes two to five hours, depending on the extent of work required. Partial abdominoplasty may take an hour or two.
Most commonly, Dr. Reddy, a West Palm Beach Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) expert, will make a long incision from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic area. A second incision is made to free the navel from surrounding tissue. With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved, although it may be pulled into an unnatural shape as the skin is tightened and stitched.
Next, Dr. Reddy separates the skin from the abdominal wall all the way up to your ribs and lifts a large skin flap to reveal the vertical muscles in your abdomen. These muscles are tightened by pulling them close together and stitching them into their new position. This provides a firmer abdominal wall and narrows the waistline.
The skin flap is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed. A new hole is cut for your navel, which is then stitched in place. Finally, the incisions will be stitched, dressings will be applied, and a temporary tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.
In partial abdominoplasty also known as a mini tummy tuck, the skin is separated only between the incision line and the navel. This skin flap is stretched down, the excess is removed, and the flap is stitched back into place.
For the first few days, your abdomen will probably be swollen and you're likely to feel some pain and discomfort which can be controlled by medication. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may be released within a few hours or you may have to remain hospitalized for two to three days.
Dr. Reddy, a West Palm Beach Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) expert, will give you instructions for showering and changing your dressings. And though you may not be able to stand straight at first, you should start walking as soon as possible.
Surface stitches will be removed in five to seven days, and deeper sutures, with ends that protrude through the skin, will come out in two to three weeks. The dressing on your incision may be replaced by a support garment.
After surgery, you will be wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling and to provide support to your abdomen while it heals. You may experience some discomfort, but most of our patients tell us it's easily managed with over-the-counter pain medicine even though they will have a prescribed pain medication in the event that they need it. It's important to avoid bending, straining or lifting anything heavy for the first week so you don't put stress of any internal stitches. You can usually return to light activity after a few days and return to week between 2 – 4 weeks. Patients are also able resume your normal routine within a few weeks although it can take you a few weeks or months to feel like your old self again.
Exercise will help you heal better. Even people who have never exercised before should begin an exercise program to reduce swelling, lower the chance of blood clots, and tone muscles. Vigorous exercise, however, should be avoided until you can do it comfortably.
Your scars may actually appear to worsen during the first three to six months as they heal, but this is normal. Expect it to take nine months to a year before your scars flatten out and lighten in color. While they'll never disappear completely, abdominal scars will not show under most clothing, even under bathing suits.
Tummy Tuck Consultation with Dr. Kris Reddy
Dr. Reddy offers a free and private consultation during which Dr. Reddy and you will explore abdominoplasty options suitable for your objectives, lifestyle, and lifestage.
No matter what's motivating you, don't spend any more time just thinking about a tummy tuck in West Palm Beach. When you complete the form below or call (561) 304-0001 for a free, private consultation with West Palm Beach board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kris Reddy, you can feel confident that you will receive excellent care.
South Florida abdominoplasty patients including West Palm Beach tummy tuck, Palm Beach tummy tuck, Boca Raton tummy tuck, Delray Beach tummy tuck, Boynton Beach tummy tuck, and Palm Beach Gardens tummy tuck patients provide Dr. Kris Reddy excellent ratings and reviews for his abdominoplasty results and high standard of care.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Costs in West Palm Beach
The cost of tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can depend on many factors including whether or not skin is excised or if only liposuction is necessary. The first typical cost of a tummy tuck is anesthesia, which is performed by an MD Anesthesiologist who has a long term relationship with the practice. The fees will depend on the amount of time the MD Anesthesiologist expends on the case but can run generally between $1000-$2500. The second cost of a tummy tuck is a facility fee, which can range from $1000-$2500. Most procedures are performed in our nationally accredited surgery center. The last cost of a tummy tuck is the surgeon's fee, which can range from $2500-$5500.
Patient Review for Tummy Tuck in West Palm Beach
Below is one patient who expressed her happiness with the tummy tuck results and the care of Dr. Reddy and staff.
"I am no writer by any means, so what I am about to write comes straight from the heart.
I met Dr. Reddy 10 years ago for a consultation after I had surgery by a different physician, which was not exactly right. Because of that, I was looking to get that fixed. I thought to myself that I would not go to just the cheapest surgeon, as I did previously. Therefore, I had made 5 appointments in one day. Dr. Reddy was my last consult of the day, and not only was he the cheapest, he was also the only one that spent any amount of time with me, telling me what would benefit me and what wouldn't. Needless to say, I booked my first surgery with him to correct what the previous physician did. When I was able to take off my compression bandages, the results were PERFECT and exactly what I wanted. I have to admit that I was scared at first because of what I went through previously. At that time, my self esteem was where it should be. I was so happy and so was my husband.
I went back 1 to 2 years later to have another procedure, and again, the results were amazing. Because I was so happy with my 2 procedures that Dr. Reddy had done, I started talking about him and the work that he did, to my friends and anyone else that I ran into that was looking to have cosmetic surgery. Alot of them had procedures done as well. They too were very happy with the results.
Dr. Reddy has performed several procedures on me and I cannot name one of them that I was not extremely happy with. His staff is great as well, very very friendly. My experience with him and his office over the past 10 years has changed my life drastically. I feel like I have had a full body make over, thanks to Dr. Reddy.
I still continue to talk about Dr. Reddy and his practice anytime I run into someone that wants to have a procedure done and will continue to do so. I want people to have the same experience I did.
One more thing that makes Dr. Reddy different from others, is he will tell you what to expect and how you will benefit from a procedure that you want to have. If he feels that you wouldnt benefit much from it, he will tell you rather than taking your money and doing it anyway. He is a very honest person and he will change your life, he did mine."
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