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Tummy Tuck - Milwaukee 

A tummy tuck surgery is one of the top cosmetic surgeries performed in Wisconsin. Excess fat and stretched out skin in the stomach area can lead to an unflattering and unwanted body shape. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty is performed to remove the excess skin and fat from the abdomen to achieve a flat and tight stomach. Also, the abdominal wall is tightened to give a more hourglass figure and improved shape and contour to the stomach and mid section. The goal of this procedure is a stomach that is very flat and the skin that is tight. Liposuction is performed and included in the procedure to further enhance the results of the tummy tuck. This leads to a more youthful and thinner shape both in and out of clothing. This procedure can enhance a patient's stomach or completely transform it based on what each individual requires. Milwaukee tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Alex Colque is an experienced tummy tuck plastic surgeon who uses the most advanced and best cosmetic surgery techniques to give you the best results. A tummy tuck is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries that he performs and one of the top plastic surgeries requested in the greater Milwaukee area. If you are interested in a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty in the Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, Delafield, Oconomowoc, or Wisconsin area; we invite you to look at Dr. Alex Colque's before and after picture gallery of photos of this procedure. 

Unfortunately, the changes of pregnancy can lead to stretching of the stomach muscles and excess skin in the lower belly. This also can often times be in combination with stretch marks. A tummy tuck specifically treats these changes from pregnancy to remove the excess fat and skin, tighten the underlying muscles and return the stomach to a more youthful shape and appearance (or give your body a stomach that is better than ever!). Sometimes dieting and exercise is not enough to improve the changes in the waistline. Many patients will report that no matter how much they diet and exercise, the stomach fat will not change and will not just not go away. A tummy tuck is the treatment of choice for this problem as it removes the skin and fat and give a tight and flat belly. In addition to this, some of the changes that stretch out the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) are specifically treated with a tummy tuck to put the muscles back in their normal position. This can improve the body contour as well as the function of the abdominal muscles for a more stable core and improvement in exercise and moment. Most stretch marks of the stomach as well as surgical or C-Section scars below the belly button are typically removed during a tummy tuck performed by top Milwaukee plastic surgeon Alex Colque, M.D. All of this leads to a flat, tight stomach that looks great and allows clothes to fit better!

A Mommy Makeover is a procedure where a tummy tuck is combined with a breast lift or breast augmentation to reverse the changes of pregnancy and or breast feeding. Breast surgery and a tummy tuck are commonly performed together in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. These are the top combined plastic surgery body procedures. 

Reasons for Considering a Tummy Tuck:

  • Excess skin in the stomach area.
  • Fat in the stomach area.
  • Inability to lose the fat in the stomach with diet and exercise. 
  • Loss of skin elasticity or loosening of the stomach muscles due to pregnancy.
  • To treat stretch marks of the stomach.
  • Excessive skin in the abdomen area due to weight loss.
  • An unflattering shape or contour of your stomach.

General Procedure

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery performed in a hospital or state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. The incisions are kept very low on the abdomen. The skin and fat of the stomach are raised off of the musculature and excised. The abdominal muscles of the stomach or “six pack muscles” are then tightened to restore them to a normal position and to allow for a more youthful body figure and waistline. An incision is also placed around the belly button to give it a more youthful shape and appearance. Each patient is unique, and the best procedure to reach your desired goals will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Colque.

Dr. Alex Colque takes his tummy tuck procedures very seriously. He takes his time and makes sure your procedure is done beautifully from start to finish. He also is dedicated to giving you the best appearing belly button and minimizing your scar to maximize your cosmetic result.

Liposuction is commonly combined with a tummy tuck. The most common areas are the hips, waist, back or thighs. When these areas are added, they are cumulative to give a greater result. Also, breast enhancement surgery with implants or a breast lift can be performed during the same procedure. Dr. Colque will discuss these options with your during your consultation in Waukesha, Wisconsin to meet your desires with you to help you make the best decision to reach your goals.

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Recovery Process

Recovery from a tummy tuck involves following specific instructions to allow for the best possible wound healing. The procedure can be done as an inpatient or as outpatient surgery. Most patients will go home the same day as the surgery. After the procedure, dressings are placed to help the healing process. After the dressings are removed, instructions are given to continue to help healing, minimize scaring and deliver the best possible result.

Cost of a Tummy Tuck

The cost of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty can vary. This can vary whether someone requires a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck. The cost of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure typically includes the surgeon fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee.

For more information about a tummy tuck in the Milwaukee or Waukesha area, contact tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Alex Colque today at 262.781.9000.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon.