When a woman wants to enhance her abdominal area, she often seeks surgical options such as an abdominoplasty. Also referred to as a tummy tuck, the surgical goal is to redefine her abdomen and waistline. This newer silhouette includes a flatter abdomen and slimmer waist via surgical intervention.
However, following an abdominoplasty, a patient may not be pleased with her surgical outcome. In other instances, she may have had a complication which motivates her to seek a revision. While some patients feel comfortable partnering with their original surgeon, others opt to seek out another board certified plastic surgeon for their revision. This decision may surface months or even years following the primary operation.
Dr. D. Glynn Bolitho is regarded as one of the most sought after plastic surgeons who specializes in revisionary tummy tuck surgery. Reasons as to why this surgery may be of relevant consideration include the following:
Women may also seek a tummy tuck revision if they gave birth to a child years after their initial surgery. As one can imagine there is an array of reasons as to why a woman seeks a tummy tuck revision surgery, and Dr. Bolitho can help achieve those aesthetic wishes.
While revisionary tummy tuck surgery consists of a variety of surgical methodologies to meet the individual needs of a patient, there are ideal surgical candidates. These patients include the following:
An initial consultation with Dr. Bolitho will allow the time you need to discuss your revisionary tummy tuck surgery goals. In a relaxed setting, you can share your aesthetic concerns while discussing your previous tummy tuck surgery history. Dr. Bolitho will afford the time you need to not only convey your thoughts and wishes, but also blend the time into a discussion and surgical plan tailored just for you.
From there, you’ll be escorted to the consultation examining room. In some cases, a nurse may take photos for your medical file. Dr. Bolitho will map out the surgical process and discuss the latest techniques he uses to achieve the most desired aesthetic outcome for revisionary tummy tuck surgery.
If you choose to move forward with your surgery, your patient concierge will schedule a preoperative appointment. During this appointment you will meet with Dr. Bolitho once again to review your procedure and goals. You will also receive pre/postoperative detailed instructions to ensure a seamless surgical journey.
As previously mentioned, there are a variety of reasons why a woman ultimately decides on a revisionary tummy tuck surgery. Patients who are interested in pursuing this surgery do so because they want to alter their current appearance or correct an issue that stems from the original surgery. The achievement goals are more attractive contours, a tighter abdomen, and a natural looking appearance.
Understanding this medical protocol, there are different surgical methods that Dr. Bolitho will utilize in addressing those goals in tandem with his expert recommendations.
Depending on the particular surgery or technique performed, Dr. Bolitho will provide postoperative instructions to help guide you following your surgery and help reduce any complications.
Arrangements will need to be made for transportation following your procedure and for your first postoperative appointment with Dr. Bolitho the very next day. In many instances, patients prefer the assistance of a nurse who will drive them to a nearby hotel and be on hand that very first night after surgery. The next morning, the nurse will take the patient to their postoperative appointment.
Although you will be mobile, you may feel sore and sensitive for the first few days. Dr. Bolitho will prescribe medication to help control any discomfort. Instructions will be provided regarding your dressing changes, showering, and when you can return to your regular activities.
The transformation from a revisionary tummy tuck has proven to be an optimal surgical outcome, but patience is needed as your body heals and recovers.