Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck

At the Chesapeake Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, tummy reshaping is among the most frequently performed procedures. Abdominoplasty is a term to describe plastic surgery of the abdomen. You’ve also heard it referred to as a tummy tuck. When your abdominal skin is slack or droopy, and if your abdomen looks like there’s not enough muscle support, then a tummy tuck may help you to put it all back together. When diet and exercise have not produced the result you seek, a consultation with Dr. Grenga will give you the opportunity to learn how a tummy tuck may help you to achieve a more attractive abdominal contour. Many individuals tell us that “I have never had a flat tummy”. If that is the case, then it’s time to contact us for a consultation and learn how tummy tuck can restore a prettier abdomen.

Among the most common causes for loose skin, stretch marks, or stubborn fat deposits is pregnancy. Whether you have had one, two, or more children, the effects of pregnancy can include a widened waist, a “pooch” of excess lower abdominal skin, or unsightly stretch marks. Usually, all of these can be treated with an abdominoplasty. The extent of improvement will depend on your skin condition to start with, the degree of muscle tone that you possess, and other factors such as smoking history, scars that are present on the tummy, and your tendency for healing. While no two individuals have the exact same shape or problems that require a tummy tuck, Dr. Grenga will show you to what extent you may experience a restoration of a more balanced figure and youthful abdominal shape.

Dr. Grenga can perform a tummy tuck procedure at the same time that you have your hysterectomy, hernia repair, or one of many other abdominal operations. You should ask your surgeon or gynecologist whether it is feasible to have your tummy tuck while your having the other operation. After your consultation with Dr. Grenga, he will discuss combining your surgery and a tummy tuck with your ob-gyn or general surgeon. Our staff can coordinate the combined procedures so that you enjoy less “down time” while recovering from both procedures at once. If you have had previous abdominal surgery, whether it was a hysterectomy, removal of the gall bladder, or a hernia repair, chances are that the muscles of the abdomen are not as tight as they should be. If there are also fat deposits that just won’t seem to go away, no matter how much you have been exercising, then a tummy tuck may be what it takes to create the younger looking, more shapely abdominal contour that you’d like to have.

After massive weight loss (if you have had a gastric bypass operation, for example) tummy tuck can help to restore a trimmer abdomen. This usually requires the removal of accumulated loose skin, and to a lesser extent, muscle tightening and removal of fatty deposits that have not melted away after bypass surgery. Frequently, we will combine a tummy tuck after weight loss with liposuction, arm lift, thigh lift, face lift, or breast lift, depending on which other structures have drooped after the pounds are shed. Among the procedures that are frequently combined with tummy tuck are liposuction, breast enlargement and breast reduction.

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testimonials

  • Dr. Grenga,

    When I first considered breast enlargement, I wasn't sure that it was the thing for me. I just wanted to restore the breasts that I had before bearing my two children.

    After the kids came, I gradually lost about two cup sizes. Thanks to you, I have been pleased to have my figure back. This has made me very glad that I made the decision to go ahead with the operation.

  • Dr. Grenga,

    I cannot say enough good things about my entire experience with Dr. Grenga and his staff. Dr. Grenga has made a difference in my looks ( 10 years+ younger ). His expertise as well as his bedside manner have made a positive difference in my life.

    CM

  • Dr. Grenga,

    I know that you get thank you’s everyday but I want to let you know how much I appreciate the extent that you went to yesterday to help me. I will always be thankful for your extreme kindness you are truly the most caring Doctor a girl could ask for.

    DG

  • Dr. Grenga,

    Thank you for the wonderful kindness and politeness you all show each and every time I have come to or called the office. You all ROCK !

    AAH

  • Dr. Grenga,

    Your attention to detail and expertise exceeded all of our expectations. You have a true passion for your work and it shines with your wonderful bedside manner. Words cannot express how truly thankful we are for what you have done for us and our daughter.

    AL and SL

  • Dr. Grenga,

    They say pictures can say a thousand words but the first one that came to mind after looking at these before & after’s is wow. You have made such a difference in how I look and feel about myself. I look forward to a continued relationship with you and your staff at the Chesapeake Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Many thanks!

    VJ

  • Dr. Grenga,

    You performed a tummy tuck on me three months ago and the results are terrific! I personally want to thank him for the job well done. His staff and Dr. Grenga take the time with you and make your whole surgery experience wonderful. If I ever need anything else done to my body, Dr. Grenga will be doing it.

    A

  • Dr. Grenga,

    I feel now that I wished that I had my breast reduction operation a long time ago. I cannot believe that I waited so long for this and suffered for so many years. I feel so much better and have enjoyed exercising again because my back and breasts no longer hurt. My clothes fit so much better as well. You were right-it has made a remarkable difference in my appearance but I want you to know that it has made a difference in my outlook as well. I feel years younger!

    T.B.

dr.Tad Grenga

Dr. Grenga has practiced in Hampton Roads since 1987. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has dedicated his practice to the specialty of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

As one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in Southeastern, Dr. Grenga offers his patients a
diverse selection of plastic surgery options for enhancing your figure and rejuvenating your appearance.


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