Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty
A sagging belly or protruding abdomen is one of the most common complaints for both men and women. Dr. Hunter Moyer is proud to offer tummy tuck procedures, or abdominoplasty, to patients in Rapid City. He is a respected and board certified plastic surgeon with specialized training in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery from Emory University. When it comes to helping you achieve a more confident, natural and youthful look, you can trust that Dr. Moyer will use the latest industry techniques with your comfort and safety in mind.
Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is a body contouring procedure designed to remove unwanted fat and eliminate excess, hanging skin from the midsection. Muscles along the abdominal wall are re-tightened to create a smooth contour. During the procedure, Dr. Moyer creates an incision in the lower abdominal region that is easily hidden by underwear and bathing suits. Unwanted skin and fat are removed and the skin is tightened downward while maintaining a natural navel appearance.
Dr. Moyer offers different types of tummy tucks depending on a patient’s unique concerns and goals. For patients who have a smaller amount of fat, Dr. Moyer performs partial abdominoplasty, or a mini tummy tuck, which involves a smaller incision to remove excess fat and skin. Unlike a full tummy tuck, the muscles are not repaired and the navel typically does not require repositioning.
Abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss. It is designed to restore excess skin and stretched abdominal muscles that typically do not respond to exercise.
Patients may benefit from a tummy tuck procedure if they have a protruding abdomen due to the following:
• Massive weight loss
• Weak abdominal muscles
• Hormonal changes
It is common for patients to combine other body contouring procedures, such as liposuction, to further define the hips, flanks and lower back. Abdominoplasty is available for both men and women; however, tummy tucks are commonly performed in Mommy Makeover surgery for women who want to remove stretched skin and excess fat while retightening muscles changed by pregnancy.
As an added benefit, Dr. Moyer is now exclusively able to offer Exparel to his abdominoplasty patients. This long-acting pain medication is injected during the surgery and provides excellent pain relief for the first three to five days. Patients have been overwhelmingly satisfied with both their results and their general comfort after the procedure.
Contact our practice today to learn more about how you can quickly achieve a slimmer silhouette with plastic surgery. From your initial consultation until your final results are achieved, you will receive superior, patient-centered care from Dr. Moyer and our staff of professionals. If you need help financing your tummy tuck, ask us about affordable payment plans through CareCredit.