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Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) in Raleigh, NC

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About Abdominoplasty Surgery

For both men and women, loose skin and pockets of fat along the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to get rid of it. Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging are the most common reasons why someone may not be able to attain a tighter and slimmer stomach. Skin tightening of the abdomen is a cosmetic treatment that redefines the stomach area, and can achieve extraordinary results for patients. Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle performs abdominoplasty that is based on the patient's needs. This popular surgery at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center allows men and women the chance to have a new, youthful shape with more confidence.

Ideal Candidates

Abdominoplasty can be offered to both women and men. If you have loose or wrinkly skin as well as pesky pockets of fat in the abdomen, this body contouring procedure can help you regain a tighter and slimmer figure. For those considering this surgery, Dr. Lyle advises that you be at a normal weight. Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss — it focuses on loose skin. Liposuction is generally implemented during surgery to target fat. If your abdominal area has healthy skin laxity, but you are unhappy with how your tummy looks and feels even when diet and exercise has failed, you may consider liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy to make sure the surgical outcomes are not compromised.

Surgical Technique

Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are numerous options that come into consideration when performing this surgery by Dr. Lyle, which are customized according to the patient's current condition. For starters, the incision type is determined based on the level of excess skin that is required to be removed. Some patients with an abundance of loose skin may need a full tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique places the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just above the pubic region. Other patients who are concerned with skin wrinkling but still troubled by the look of their abdomen may be better suited for a less invasive technique, such as a mini tummy tuck. Men and women who receive this treatment still get an abdominoplasty, but will simply receive a smaller scar. Regardless of the technique used, all tummy tuck procedures at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center involve the removal of hanging skin and fat removal.

What to Expect

After abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be monitored and released wearing a compression garment to assist with swelling. Standing upright and walking will be challenging at first, so you should rest for several days. Walking becomes easier once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision becomes less inflamed. Most patients can generally resume a normal routine within two weeks. Exercise can occur later, closer to 6 – 8 weeks or when you are cleared by Dr. Lyle. The stomach will be a little uncomfortable and tight, but you will feel healthy and normal again after healing.

Could not asked for a better doctor to do my tummy tuck. Everyone in the office is wonderful along with Dr. Lyle.

L.C. Google

I got my tummy tuck ,and breast implant with dr lyle and i love how it looks now and how he take care of me post even after over a year, he is very patience and kind I had a amazing experience 100% recommened

N.P. Google

This has changed my life! - After having twins and breast feeding them, I got pregnant again very quickly and this took a toll on my breasts and stomach. I had a lot of loose skin around my belly and my breasts were very low down where I could not do anything without a bra. I had my initial consult with Dr. Lyle and decided to do a tummy tuck and breast lift. This has changed my life! Dr. Lyle and his staff took great care of me and answered all of my many questions. I feel better than I ever have and I can wear any type of shirt, bathing suit or dress I want now. If you are on the fence about plastic surgery, get it! I waited 18 years and wish I had done it a lot sooner. Dr. Lyle is so nice and really wants you to love your results. I would and have recommended him to many of my friends.

B. RealSelf

I am so grateful for Dr. Lyle and his staff. He has done several procedures on me that turned out wonderful and made me more confidant. My first procedure was extra fat and skin removal from my thighs that gave me the confidence to wear my skinny jeans. In December I received a brachioplasty and my results were amazing! The third procedure was a mini tummy tuck which was a revision from a tummy tuck I received from another practice that I definitely was not happy with. I had confidence that Dr. Lyle would fix this issue and I was 100 percent correct. Dr, Lyle and his staff are very professional as well as warm and welcoming. Thank you Dr. Lyle for giving me a body that I am estatic about and the confidence to wear anything that I want. I recommend Dr. Lyle 110 percent. He is amazing. I also want to add that all of my procedures were done under local anesthesia and I was comfortable through out the procedures! Thank you Dr. Lyle and your staff for giving me a new take on life and living!

D.F. Google

Tummy is flat & toned & breasts are beautiful & proportional to my body - Dr. Lyle recently performed my mommy makeover procedure and I cannot recommend him highly enough. From the initial consultation to the post-op care, Dr. Lyle’s expertise was evident every step of the way.After having dreamed of a mommy makeover for 10 years, when the time finally came I was very nervous. Dr. Lyle took the time to thoroughly explain the procedures and answer every question I had, ensuring that I felt comfortable and well-informed. His attention to detail and precision in his work absolutely sets him apart as a skilled plastic surgeon. This truly was a life changing experience for me and I am beyond thrilled with the results. My tummy is flat and toned (my belly button is gorgeous!) and my breasts are beautiful and proportional to my body. The results are natural looking and beyond what I ever dreamed possible. Thanks to Dr. Lyle, I feel like a brand new person. The surgery not only gave me back my pre-pregnancy body but boosted my confidence and self-esteem and gave me a new outlook on life. I am absolutely overjoyed with my new body. Words could never express adequately the gratitude I feel to Dr. Lyle and his wonderful staff. He is an exceptional surgeon and his nurses and staff are a joy to be around.If you are considering any plastic surgery, but particularly abdominoplasty, breast reduction or liposuction, I highly recommend Dr. Lyle for his outstanding skills, excellent patient care and dedication to achieving natural-looking results. Thank you, Dr. Lyle, for making this experience the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.

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Attain a Tighter Tummy

Many factors can lead to a stretched-out stomach, creating hanging and wrinkled skin. We know it can be annoying and frustrating — tummy tuck surgery is generally the key to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdomen whether it is significant or not, cosmetic surgery by Dr. Lyle in Raleigh, NC can help you attain or get the look you wish to have. Please contact Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center to learn more.

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