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Dr. Matt Chhatre performs tummy tuck procedures at his Kansas City area clinic.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is recommended for patients who have excess fat and inelastic skin in the stomach area. By removing excess fat and loose skin, a tummy tuck procedure can restore a fit, trim look to the body. If you are interested in finding out if a tummy tuck is right for you, contact our office serving the greater Kansas City area today.
"I think it is a difficult decision for anyone to make when contemplating any kind of plastic surgery or treatment. Is it worth the risk, the time or the extra money it will take for such an invasive procedure? In my case, YES! Dr. Chhatre and his staff are so supportive and knowledgeable about the current options available in the field of plastic surgery. He will honestly address all of your options and help you select the best course of treatment. In my case, I wanted a tummy tuck, because despite exercising and dieting most of my life, I felt like I was at the mercy of bad genetics and had no control over my body. After having 4 children, everything just seemed to go from bad to worse. Dr. Chhatre handed that power back to me...not only do I feel lighter in weight, I also feel lighter in spirit. I am so happy with the results. The pain and recovery time were minimal and I can't wait to get back to exercising so I can continue with improving my health, my body and my overall well being. Thank you Dr. Chhatre!" - Patient Testimony
How a Tummy Tuck Works
Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall to create a smoother, flatter appearance. The procedure can create a dramatic improvement in the appearance of a protruding abdomen. You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you are relatively healthy, but your dieting and exercise have been unable to eliminate a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin. You may also be a good candidate if you have experienced substantial weight loss because of diet and exercise alone or through gastric bypass or lap band surgery. Dr. Chhatre specializes in body contouring surgeries following massive weight loss.
The procedure is especially good for women who have, through multiple pregnancies, stretched their abdominal muscles and skin to a point where they cannot return to their pre-pregnancy shape. A tummy tuck operation can restore a mother’s pre-pregnancy figure, allowing her to enjoy motherhood along with the boosted self-esteem a toned, trim body can provide.
Risks of Tummy Tucks
Tummy tuck procedures have been in practice for years, and are considered safe and effective when performed by an experienced, reputable surgeon. However, as with any surgical procedure, a tummy tuck can involve some risks. Potential complications resulting from a tummy tuck can include unfavorable scarring, bleeding, infection, blood clots, nerve damage and persistent swelling.
Select a Qualified Surgeon
As a patient, the best way to avoid complications and achieve the best possible results of any plastic surgery procedure is to select a surgeon with excellent credentials and a strong track record. Dr. Matt Chhatre holds several honored distinctions and a long history of satisfied patients. He is a certified plastic surgeon, a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, a fellow at the American College of Surgeons, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Learn More about Tummy Tucks
Dr. Chhatre performs both full and mini tummy tucks in his brand-new, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, giving you the best care with maximum privacy and convenience. To learn more about how a tummy tuck procedure can make you look incredible, please contact our clinic serving Kansas City, Overland Park, and Lee’s Summit today.