Get the Flat Abs You Desire with a Tummy Tuck in Tampa

POSTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011 AT 5:03 PM  by Dr. Rigo Mendoza

Do you dream of a firm, flat abdomen? For many people, a flat stomach seems like an unattainable goal. Muscles become weak, skin stretches, and excess flab in the mid-section becomes impossible to lose no matter how much you diet and exercise. If this sounds familiar, consider tummy tuck surgery performed by Tampa board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rigo Mendoza. Dr. Mendoza performs abdominoplasty surgery at the Bassin Center for Plastic Surgery.

Abdominoplasty, frequently referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat and repairs stretched abdominal muscles. Often, women who have had babies or patients who have lost a significant amount of weight are good candidates for this procedure.

 During a tummy tuck procedure, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mendoza will make an incision across the lower abdomen to remove excess skin and repair abdominal muscles. Once the necessary excisions and corrections have been made, a second incision may be necessary to reposition the naval. While scarring will be visible, it can generally be concealed by bathing suits and undergarments.


Dr. Mendoza performs tummy tucks in a surgical facility using general anesthesia. In most cases, patients are released to go home on the same day as their surgery.  Typically, the full recovery period for abdominoplasty surgery takes between four and six weeks, but light activity can be resumed almost immediately.


To learn more about tummy tuck surgery in Tampa, please visit the Bassin Center for Plastic Surgery Tampa’s website. Dr. Mendoza and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please call 813-872-7800 or request an appointment online for more information.


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