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Tummy Tuck Chicago

Tummy Tuck Chicago

Revamp your confidence! Feel confident in any outfit effortlessly with a tummy tuck at DMR Aesthetics Chicago. Say goodbye to abdominal dissatisfaction and hello to a sculpted silhouette. Unleash your new found style with renewed self-assurance!

Despite a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle, toning this area can prove to be difficult. Childbirth, significant weight loss, and aging contribute to stubborn loose skin.

Address these concerns with our Tummy Tuck in Chicago. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dahlia Rice, employs cutting-edge techniques for a sleek, toned abdomen with stunning outcomes.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure aiming to eliminate excess skin and fat, and mend separated muscles for a flatter abdomen. Recognized as a top body-contouring procedure, it addresses issues stemming from significant weight fluctuations or pregnancies.

Abdominoplasty is beneficial for individuals with stretched or weakened abdominal muscles, improving muscle tone in the region. Abdominoplasty is an effective solution to eradicate stubborn fat and resistant skin, providing a smoother, toned abdomen while minimizing stretch marks.


Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Dahlia Rice

DMR Aesthetics Chicago, led by Dr. Dahlia Rice, a board-certified female plastic surgeon, is committed to delivering outstanding cosmetic services to individuals in the Chicago region.

Dr. Rice adeptly conducts a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, concentrating on her areas of expertise such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery Candidates

To be an ideal candidate, good overall health is crucial, accompanied by excess, less elastic skin in the abdominal area or severely weakened muscles and stretched excess stomach skin. Maintain a stable weight, refrain from smoking, or commit to cessation weeks before and after surgery.

Realistic expectations are essential; while tummy tuck procedure delivers a firmer profile, it involves a hip-to-hip scar. If you’re comfortable with this discreet scar for a sculpted appearance, tummy tuck surgery may be beneficial.

Types of Tummy Tuck Procedures 

Mini tummy tuck: Involves removing lower abdominal skin without incisions around the belly button or muscle tightening above it.

Non-surgical tummy tuck: Also referred to as nonsurgical body contouring, this procedure aims to firm and tone the abdominal area without the necessity of conventional surgery.

Full tummy tuck: Entails removing excess skin (and fat) from the pubic bone to the navel. It also involves tightening abdominal muscles above and below the belly button for a flatter, firmer appearance.

Corset Trunkplasty: Corset Trunkplasty, or Corset body lift, is tailored for those who’ve shed substantial weight, addressing excess skin to streamline the waist and sculpt the figure. Often likened to a body lift or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Plus size tummy tuck: If your BMI is over 30 you fall into the “plus-size” category. A plus-size typically involves a more extensive procedure, removing a greater quantity of fat compared to a traditional.

Reverse tummy tuck: Reverse abdominoplasty targets the upper abdomen, mirroring the traditional abdominoplasty. It removes loose skin above the belly button.

Drainless tummy tuck: Closes the space between skin and muscle with sutures, distributing swelling fluid evenly for less noticeable collection. Note: fluid buildup may still occur post-surgery.

Extended tummy tuck: The incision extends beyond the hips onto the lower back. Liposuction removes fat from the belly, lower back, and flanks.

Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck: The Fleur de Lis removes excess skin from the midsection with both horizontal and vertical incisions, similar to a traditional tummy tuck.

Which Procedure is For Me: Tummy tuck vs Liposuction

Tummy tucks and liposuction serve different goals. Liposuction suits those with excess fat and good skin tone, while a abdominoplasty is preferable for skin laxity.

Recovery involves limited activity for weeks after the outpatient procedure. Your options will be discussed in the initial consultation with Dr. Rice, allowing you to make an informed decision about your care.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

Crucial in the recovery process is adherence to your plastic surgeon’s instructions. Reach out to the doctor’s office promptly for any questions or concerns.

Choose a board certified plastic surgeon for yourTummy Tuck Surgery Chicago tummy tuck, ensuring they meet rigorous training and safety standards. Your board certified plastic surgeon can provide recovery guidance and support throughout the healing journey.

Immediately post-surgery, your abdomen will be wrapped in surgical dressing. Often, small tubes around the incision help drain fluid buildup, a common and generally discomfort-free practice.

During the initial recovery days, rest at an angle, following instructions to move periodically, minimizing the risk of blood clots.

Ensure assistance for the initial days at home after surgery. Pain medication and limited mobility will prevent self-driving. Expect challenges with bending, lifting, or prolonged standing, making help around the house crucial for a smoother recovery from  surgery.

Your doctor will instruct on incision care and drainage tube management. Antibiotics, anticoagulants, and topical creams are often prescribed. Wear the abdominal support garment for recommended daily duration to alleviate swelling and discomfort. Avoid smoking and alcohol for at least three months post-surgery for optimal recovery.

Seek help with childcare for the initial weeks, as lifting or squatting is discouraged. Driving, cooking, and shopping become manageable after a week or two. Consider taking up to a month off work, especially for physically demanding jobs, to ensure a secure recovery. Avoid exercise during this period to prevent complications.

Tummy Tuck Scars

Dr. Rice aims for a discreet outcome, placing the incision low on the hips. In a traditional abdominoplasty, the incision runs from hip to hip along the bikini line, hidden once healed. A mini abdominoplasty involves a shorter incision.

During your  consultation, Dr. Rice will show you the approximate location and length based on your needs. Scars typically fade and become smooth over time. While not entirely invisible, many are pleased with your tummy tuck results.

Tummy Tuck Cost in Chicago

The average price of abdominoplasty surgery has increased over the years. Fees depend on several factors like the surgeon’s fee, location, experience of the plastic surgeon, if you add other procedures like breast augmentation and you’re responsible for anesthesia and facility costs.

Dr. Rice will discuss the full anticipated price, answer questions, and address concerns regarding abdominoplasty to ensure you’re well-informed. We accept various payment methods and collaborate with reputable lenders for medical financing. Details can be discussed during your initial consultation for a confident and comfortable decision-making process.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

What Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Cost?

Mini tummy tuck’s average cost is $8,000 with a price range between $4,000-$16,000.

Can I have a Tummy Tuck After C Section?

It’s entirely safe to undergo a tummy tuck after a C-section; just allow yourself sufficient time.

What are the Risk of a Tummy Tuck?

Similar to any significant cosmetic surgery,  tummy tuck patients carry the risks such as bleeding, infection, and potential adverse reactions to anesthesia.

Does a tummy tuck change your belly button?

In the majority of full tummy tuck, belly button is not removed or relocated. It remains in its original position, while the surrounding skin is adjusted as the incision is made low on the abdomen and the abdominal skin is lifted.

Will I Need Compression Garments After Tummy Tuck?

Compression garment play a crucial role in postoperative care and recovery, aiding in the accelerated healing process after liposuction or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery.

What Are Tummy Tuck Benefits?

Though primarily a  cosmetic procedure, abdominoplasty offers additional advantages such as alleviation of back pain, enhanced posture, and mitigation of urinary incontinence by addressing weakened or separated abdominal muscles. The procedure can also contribute to improved self-esteem and confidence.

Should you do a Tummy Tuck With Liposuction?

Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery complement each other effectively to reshape your midsection when diet and exercise fall short of achieving desired results. Both procedures are often done together as part of a mommy makeover.

What is the Average Cost of Tummy Tuck?

The average cost is between $8,000-$18,000 and sometimes more.

Who does the best Tummy Tuck Near Me?

Tummy tuck surgeons like Dr. Dahlia Rice of DMR Aesthetics Chicago.

What is a Overweight Plus Size Tummy Tuck?

Commonly referred to as a panniculectomy or abdominoplasty, a plus-size tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to trim excess fat and skin from the abdomen, resulting in a more contoured midsection.

What is the Medical Term for Tummy Tuck?

An abdominoplasty is the medical term for a “tummy tuck,” it is a popular cosmetic surgery that involves removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen.

Does Insurance Cover Tummy Tuck?

Typically, insurance companies don’t cover abdominoplasty due to its cosmetic nature, making out-of-pocket payment the most probable option for covering the entire  cost.

Book Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

If you are considering a tummy tuck and would like more information about plastic surgery procedures like abdominoplasty.  

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

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