4540 East Baseline Road
Mesa, Arizona 85206
Phone: (480) 844-1410
An abdomen that protrudes or sags can be distressing for either a woman or a man. Due to various reasons, diet and exercise may not provide ideal results. In order to achieve a more slender contour, many individuals seek the assistance of a cosmetic plastic surgeon. At the practice of Karl B. Hiatt, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Arizona, tummy tuck surgery is available to help patients meet their goals.
When meeting with Dr. Hiatt in Mesa Arizona, you will be thoroughly examined in order to determine if this is the most appropriate procedure. You will discuss the procedure details, options, your goal, and how to prepare before the surgery and after, as well as learn of possible tummy tuck complications. This is an ideal time to have your questions and concerns addressed.
Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that flattens the tummy by tightening the muscles and removing excess fat and sagging skin. Through an incision in the lower abdomen, Dr. Hiatt can tighten the abdominal muscles, stretch the skin down to trim away that excess skin and fat as well as flatten the stretched out muscles. This produces a flatter, more slender midsection. If stomach muscles are tight and your stomach skin is not loose, the fat may be treated alone with liposuction. In many circumstances, these procedures are performed together to provide optimal results. Tummy tuck surgery requires about 3 hours to perform and recovery is 7 to 14 days.
In addition to liposuction, some abdominoplasty patients combine a procedure such as breast augmentation, a breast lift, or breast reduction with their surgery. When performed together, this is often referred to as a “Mommy Makeover.”
Arizona tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Hiatt, is a qualified and experienced surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Along with a caring staff, Dr. Hiatt is dedicated to patient safety and satisfaction.