After three pregnancies and two C-sections, no amount of exercise could get rid of my excess skin and tummy bulge. I chose Dr. McMahan after seeing many other doctors because my consultation with him was by far the most thorough. My recovery was much easier than I expected and I’ve lost two dress sizes. I can actually wear a bikini again. Thank you Dr. McMahan!
~ Laura, Columbus
The lower abdomen is the critical area of the body that gets in the way of wearing stylish clothing and sleek swim wear. The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty at Dr. McMahan’s is an expertly executed procedure and doesn’t call for the anxieties that usually hound prospective patients. The professional attention you receive at Dr. McMahan’s surgery is second to none.
When you opt for a standard tummy tuck, extra fat and skin will be taken out from the belly button down to the pubic hairline. Additionally, your midline muscles from the rib cage to the pubic area are tightened. An incision around your naval button allows for it to remain in position and be brought out of a brand new incision after your skin has been tightened.
Consulting with a plastic surgeon who has been ranked one of America’s best, five years in a row, your every question will be addressed before deciding if you need a tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. If a mini tummy tuck is recommended, liposuction is the first step and the muscles that are tightened will be those of the lower abdomen.
Dr. McMahan will not tell you that your tummy tuck is going to be a pain-free procedure. But you can be assured that with his level of experience, he knows exactly how to make you the most comfortable. Before the surgery and nearing the end of the procedure, he injects adequate quantities of local anesthetic which eliminates much of the pain.
Drains are inserted to channel out the blood and serum that oozes from the raw surface caused by removing the area of skin. Once the risk of infection has passed, the drains are removed. Every care is taken against common surgical hazards.
For some however, the most uncomfortable part is quitting smoking around the time of the surgery – and that’s non negotiable!