Tummy Tuck in Biloxi, MS
Dr. Miller and Apogee Plastic Surgery offer tummy tucks to the residents of Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, and the surrounding Mississippi communities.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Some men and women carry excess skin on their stomachs or have sagging muscles that create an undesirable look. Patients who choose to undergo a tummy tuck delight in the following results:
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- A more youthful appearance
- A more active, enjoyable lifestyle
At Apogee Plastic Surgery, you will find a tummy tuck expert in Dr. John H. Miller; his board-certified skills have been appreciated by patients from Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, and the surrounding Mississippi communities. Dr. Miller and his staff offer the perfect combination of experience, expertise, and compassionate care to all their patients.
How Is a Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?
A tummy tuck removes the loose, sagging skin from the abdomen. Stretch marks and blemishes can be eliminated and muscles are repaired to reveal a flatter, smoother stomach. A tummy tuck, which is typically a two to three hour procedure, takes place under general anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Miller.
A tummy tuck begins with an incision, usually from hip to hip under the bikini line to diminish the visibility of the scar. Loose skin and fatty tissue is removed, and the damaged, sagging muscles are repaired; giving the patient a firmer, flatter tummy. Sometimes liposuction is done at the same time to remove fat deposits. The incision will then be stitched and a compression dressing applied that begins the recovery process.
If you are trying to decide if a tummy tuck is right for you, Dr. Miller can help. During the consultation, he will explain the full procedure when you meet with him in his office at Apogee Plastic Surgery. Any questions you have will be fully answered, and your concerns and wishes will be treated with understanding and respect.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
Your suitability for a tummy tuck will depend on your individual needs. Most men and women seeking the procedure are bothered by the following:
- Unattractive, loose, sagging skin around the stomach
- Stretch marks on the stomach, often from weight loss or pregnancy
- Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
What Post-Operative Tummy Tuck Care Can I Expect?
Many tummy tuck patients experience bruising and sensitivity, which can take up to a month to subside. There will be swelling as well, which can last up a few months. You should be able to return to work within two to four weeks, but your full abdominoplasty recovery can take between three to six months.
Because your comfort and healing is the most important aspect of the procedure, Dr. Miller will give you detailed instructions on how to take care of yourself after a tummy tuck. You will be given as much support as you need, including a series of follow-up appointments to check on your progress during the recovery period.
What Are the Typical Results of a Tummy Tuck?
Most men and women are very satisfied with the results of their tummy tuck, seeing a difference immediately after the swelling has gone down. Many patients report feeling more confident and more attractive; and some say they have found a renewed enjoyment in shopping for, and choosing clothing.
A consultation at Apogee Plastic Surgery will help you make the right choices for your body; Dr. Miller will make sure you are completely aware of what is to be expected from the procedure. You should also look through our tummy tuck before and after pictures to see what can be achieved with abdominoplasty.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Biloxi?
Apogee Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.
Your tummy tuck is a very personal procedure; therefore, Dr. Miller’s staff will be happy to discuss tummy tuck prices with you on an individual basis during your consultation at Apogee Plastic Surgery. If you are considering a tummy tuck procedure to enhance the look of your stomach, check out our tummy tuck before and after photos to see the amazing results you could achieve.
Dr. John H. Miller offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including: Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, MS. Contact Dr. John H. Miller’s office today to schedule your Tummy Tuck Consultation!