Redefine Your Look
At Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte, we understand the effort you've put into achieving your ideal weight. Dr. Adam Augenstein and our skilled team are here to help you overcome the final hurdle with a tummy tuck that will not only give you the body you desire but also the body you truly deserve.
Unlocking Your Dream Physique
Abdominoplasty, more commonly called a tummy tuck, is a popular procedure at our Charlotte, NC, practice. A tummy tuck not only slims your waistline but also flattens the abdomen and removes extra skin, creating results you can’t get from diet and exercise alone. Charlotte tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Augenstein, knows that the midsection is notoriously difficult to tone, especially after having children or losing a great deal of weight. He spends ample time with you at your consultation discussing your tummy tuck options and educating you about your procedure.
A Smoother, Firmer Midsection Awaits
A tummy tuck usually involves removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. This results in a narrower waist and a firm, flat abdomen. In many cases, at least some stretch marks are eliminated when the excess skin is removed.
Tummy tuck surgery is an ideal treatment for anyone looking to sculpt, firm, and flatten his or her abdomen. It’s an excellent option for moms who want to restore their bodies after having children and is frequently combined with breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover.
Top-Rated Tummy Tuck Surgery in Charlotte
Double board-certified surgeon Dr. Adam C. Augenstein and our devoted team at Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte are committed to providing world-class care, ensuring your satisfaction and well-being. Schedule your tummy tuck consultation in Charlotte now with Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte and take the next step toward your best self.
“Dr. Augenstein is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon whose professionalism, artistry, and skill have made him an in-demand tummy tuck specialist in Charlotte.”
A Personalized Experience
Dr. Augenstein never performs the same procedure twice. Each person’s treatment is uniquely customized to their goals and body type. During your consultation for a tummy tuck Charlotte plastic surgeon, Dr. Augenstein, will sit down with you to develop a personalized plan that addresses your concerns. To do this, he will talk to you at length about your goals for surgery and use TouchMD–an innovative consultation tool–to help you better understand your surgery and securely document procedure notes, illustrations, and other pertinent information.
The traditional tummy tuck utilizes an incision that runs horizontally between the pelvic bones. Dr. Augenstein is careful to make this incision low enough to be concealed by underwear or swimsuit bottoms. There is a second incision around the navel, which is usually well-concealed in the contours of the belly button. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Augenstein will repair any muscle separation with internal sutures. He then removes the excess skin and closes the incisions.
Understanding Your Options
Your outpatient tummy tuck procedure typically ranges between two to four hours. However, the exact length of time may vary depending on whether additional surgeries, such as breast augmentation or liposuction, are performed simultaneously. Depending on the plan you and Dr. Augenstein develop together, you may be a candidate for one of the following:
This procedure uses a shorter incision and does not require a second incision around the belly button. It is best for individuals with a small amount of excess skin and fat below the navel.
For certain individuals, Dr. Augenstein is able to forgo surgical drains by using a special suturing technique to close the “open” space where fluid can accumulate.
This technique, which utilizes an incision that encircles the midsection, is ideal for people who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose skin around their entire torso.
For a select few individuals, Dr. Augenstein offers a reverse tummy tuck to improve abdominal tone in the upper abdomen.
This approach is similar to a full tummy tuck except that it includes an additional vertical incision down the midsection when there is a large amount of excess skin both horizontally and vertically on the abdomen.
Body Contouring Solution.
Your recovery time will depend on the type of tummy tuck you have, as well as your body’s ability to heal. You will not be able to walk fully upright for a few days, and you will be bruised and sore. Dr. Augenstein will prescribe pain medication to ensure you are comfortable. It is a good idea to have help around the house, especially if you have young children. Most people take one or two weeks away from work and are back to more strenuous activities like exercising in about four to six weeks. It can take several months for the swelling to go away entirely and up to a year for the scars to fade.
The Finishing Touch To Your Weight Loss Journey.
While swelling and the temporary inability to stand upright may initially conceal the ultimate outcome of your tummy tuck, within two weeks, you'll be standing tall and confidently displaying your newly refined silhouette that harmoniously aligns with your overall body shape.
You should be healthy and at a stable weight before having a tummy tuck. Women should wait until they are finished having children before having surgery. Future pregnancies and weight fluctuations can cause additional skin laxity and belly protrusion.
Yes. Dr. Augenstein almost always combines a tummy tuck with liposuction of the waist and flanks. This combination is not only safe; it typically produces superior results in the form of smooth, seamless contours.
A tummy tuck is not designed as a weight-loss solution but as a body contouring procedure that addresses areas unresponsive to diet and exercise. Many patients may experience a weight loss of ten to 20 pounds, depending on the amount of tissue removed and their post-procedure exercise and dietary habits.
For the highest quality care and results, book your consultation with Dr. Augenstein at Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte. We can’t wait to help you realize your best life.