Tummy Tuck – Toledo, OH

Obtain your flawless figure

Feeling comfortable and appealing in your clothes, or even a bathing suit, can be a huge boost to your self-confidence. A major roadblock to feeling this way can be your abdominal area. There are many reasons the abdomen is one of the most troublesome spots on the body, from past pregnancies to aging or genetics. Even extreme weight loss can leave you in need of a transformation. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can help you achieve the abdominal contour you desire.

Abdominoplasty will help remove excess fat and skin while repairing weakened or separated abdominal muscles while giving you the abdominal silhouette that you desire. Skin in the abdominal area can become firmer and tighter with this treatment while shaping and contouring you into a profile that is more proportionate to your weight and body type.

A tummy tuck is best performed on people who are close to their ideal weight. If you are in the process of losing weight, you should wait until your weight is stable. (However, if you are within 10-15 lbs. of your goal weight, you may be ready for surgery.) This surgery is popular with both men and women and is often done on people who have had gastric bypass surgery. Dr Zavell offers offers tummy tuck procedures to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Findlay, Sylvania and the surrounding areas like Erie, and Ann Arbor, MI.

The decision to have a tummy tuck is important and Dr. Zavell and his team are committed to helping educate and guide you through the process. We encourage inquiring and learning about all of the procedural solutions for your concerns, such as Liposuction or Coolsculpting, to ensure that your results match your desires. Achieving balanced, natural results can help renew and restore confidence within, changing how you present yourself to the world.


TESTIMONIALS

“After having children, researching and waiting for the right time for me to have a tummy tuck and muscle repair, I am beyond happy with my experience. I was very nervous about the recovery process and pain. Dr. Zavell did an amazing job! I had no drains and my pain level was low. This was so much better than what I and my husband expected. The nurses and office staff made me feel comfortable and understand every step of the procedure and recovery process. Completely satisfied and amazed at my results!”
- Melissa

“Dr. Zavell and his staff were professional, informative and friendly throughout my first surgery experience. It was easy to make an appointment and his entire staff was always courteous. I was comfortable at all times and had no concerns prior to my surgery or after. I am pleased with the results from my tummy tuck and am so glad I decided to schedule it. I highly recommend Dr. Zavell and his staff for any medical or cosmetic procedure needed.”
-Kristy

Top Questions on Tummy Tucks

How much will my tummy tuck cost?

Each abdomen (tummy) is different and so the same procedure is not right for everyone. Likewise, tummy tucks vary from small and limited to larger and more complex. Therefore, the best answer is a fee range of approximately $5000 - $12000 is the total cost, including anesthesia, operating room and recovery fees.

What does a tummy tuck do for me?

A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is designed to flatten and tighten your abdomen. The procedure removes loose skin and extra fat through an incision in your bikini line. Stretch marks, especially those below the belly button are removed by the procedure.

Do I need liposuction if I have a tummy tuck?

For most tummy tucks, liposuction is not necessary. However, adding liposuction to a tummy tuck is often a great idea. For example, having a tummy tuck and getting “love handles” flattened by liposuction will make your waistline look terrific. Your surgery will be tailored to meet your needs.

How long is my recovery from a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck surgeries not only remove excess skin and fat, but also tighten the abdomen muscle wall. Your body needs time to heal from this. Walking the day of surgery is encouraged. By two weeks, light ellipse machine exercises are ok. People return to work starting at two (2) weeks after surgery depending upon their job type. You can resume running by 4-6 weeks with most activities allowed after six (6) weeks.

What can I do to keep my abdomen looking great after a tummy tuck?

The results of your tummy tuck should last for years, if not a lifetime. Poor physical condition and weight gain will adversely after the results. Staying fit and avoiding weight gain are beneficial and will preserve your new flatter, smoother abdomen.

John F. Zavell, MD FACS