Body / Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
10-14 days with restrictions for 6 weeks
Results that speak for themselves.
Excess fat or skin can be a cause for concern for any man or woman—but especially for one who maintains a healthy lifestyle!
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.
Patients across the Midwest have trusted Turkle & Associates to provide excellent results during a tummy tuck in Indianapolis. During this surgery, stretch marks within this area may also be removed.
Afterward, many of our patients go on to tell us that their friends, family, and even co-workers give them the highest compliments on their improved appearance!
What it Treats
- Excess Fat in the Abdomen
- Excess Skin in the Abdomen
- Stretch Marks
- Diastasis Recti
Female or Male
18 or older
After family is complete
Within 10-15 lbs of goal weight
3 to 4 hours
Recovery and Downtime
10 to 14 days with restrictions for 6 weeks
How it Works
Whether you’re traveling from out of town or are local to the Indianapolis community, Turkle & Associates is dedicated to your patient experience. From your first phone call to your final follow-up, our team will ensure your total comfort and safety.
Your tummy tuck in Indianapolis will be preceded by an in-depth consultation to help you understand the procedure, recovery time, and expected results. We will discuss your overall lifestyle, budget, and medical history. From there, we’ll create a care plan that works best for you.
Learn more about what to expect before, during, and after your tummy tuck.
Following a tummy tuck in Indianapolis, patients can expect a flatter, smoother, and more contoured stomach. They tell us their clothing fits better and they feel much more confident during swimsuit season!
Before & After
Classic Tummy Tuck
Mini Tummy Tuck
Look good. Feel your best.
Tell us your concerns using our instant online virtual consultation to discover which procedures may be best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Smoking before or after surgery increases the visibility of scarring and causes problems with healing. Therefore, we require that all patients cease the use of nicotine products (including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and all other products containing nicotine). This should last at least four weeks before and four weeks after a tummy tuck.
In general, you can expect to be able to swim within three weeks after your surgery, or after your wounds are totally healed. Regarding exercise, you will be able to walk immediately after your release, but you should wait about two weeks before restarting any cardio. Other specific restrictions will be discussed at the time of your consultation and again at post-op appointments.
You should plan to take off work for 10 to 14 days. We’ll go over all of your post-care instructions to help lessen the amount of time it takes for your body to properly heal and return to normal activities.
This is definitely possible. The Turkle & Associates team is happy to collaborate with other surgeons to coordinate a combined procedure. Be sure to let us know about any other past or upcoming surgeries or procedures during your initial consultation. This will help us provide the most convenient and comfortable care possible.
Yes. We often combine procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction, and/or labiaplasty with a tummy tuck in Indianapolis. (After pregnancy, this is called a Mommy Makeover.)
If you are unsure of which procedures you need to best treat your concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions! You can also use our Virtual Consultation Tool for instant feedback on which procedures we recommend for your needs.
Depending on the amount of excess skin and fat that needs to be removed during your tummy tuck in Indianapolis, Dr. Turkle may choose to perform a full tuck or a mini tuck.
A full tummy tuck involves a longer incision. It can also allow the surgeon to rejoin the abdominal muscles, if the patient has diastasis recti, or muscle separation in the abdomen. A mini-tummy tuck uses a smaller incision and only addresses skin and fat in the region below the naval.
During your initial consultation, our team will review these procedures with you. After an examination of your areas of concern, along with a discussion of your lifestyle and budget, we will help you determine which procedure will work best for you.
Tummy tucks without drains are absolutely possible in the hands of experienced plastic surgeons! Virtually all of the tummy tucks performed in Indianapolis at Turkle & Associates are now performed without using drains. This is because Dr. Turkle uses an advanced suturing technique which allows for the elimination of cumbersome and inconvenient drains. We are happy to discuss further during your consultation.
A tummy tuck is considered cosmetic and is therefore not covered by insurance. If you have any further questions about Payments & Financing for plastic surgery, feel free to contact our office anytime.
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