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For both men and women, loose skin and excess fat throughout the abdominal region can be frustrating despite attempts to lose it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the primary reasons why someone may not be able to reclaim a slim and tight tummy. A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that redefines the abdominal region, achieving attractive results for patients. Dr. Chet Mays performs tummy tuck surgery that is tailored to the amount of excess skin and fat present. This popular surgery at Mays Plastic Surgery & Med Spa gives individuals the opportunity to have a new, youthful shape and renewed confidence. Read more about how abdominoplasty can eliminate excess fat and skin while also tightening the ab muscles before contacting us for your consultation.

A tummy tuck is a wonderful surgical option for men and women in the Louisville, KY area who want to remove abdominal fat, reach a more sculpted look, and get in better shape. This surgery done at Mays Plastic Surgery & Med Spa comes with a few of the following benefits:

  • Removes excess fat and folds from the stomach
  • Strengthens the muscles in the core
  • Provides the patient a trimmer look
  • Helps poise, balance, and mobility
  • May alleviate back pain
  • Might improve hernia symptoms and urinary incontinence
  • Stablizes the entire trunk
  • Allows you to be closer to a healthy weight

Am I A candidate for a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty can be successful for both men and women. If you have loose skin in addition to unwanted fat in the lower abdomen, this surgical treatment can help reclaim a tighter and slimmer appearance. Dr. Mays advises you to be at a healthy weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure — it surgically corrects loose skin. Liposuction is often implemented during the procedure to target fat. If your tummy section has healthy skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with the appearance of your midsection even on a healthy diet, we may recommend liposuction. Women considering this treatment should be past pregnancy so that the results are not impacted.

Abdominoplasty is performed with general anesthesia. There are several methods that come into consideration when the surgery is performed by Dr. Mays, which is customized according to the patient's needs. For starters, the incision type is determined based on the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with severe hanging skin might benefit best from a full tummy tuck. A full or extended tummy tuck makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic region. Some individuals who have minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a smaller incision. These individuals still benefit from skin tightening but will simply have a smaller scar. Regardless of how it is performed, all tummy tuck procedures at Mays Plastic Surgery & Med Spa involve the excision of sagging skin and fat removal.  An adjunct to add during the initial recovery period is a lymphatic massage provided by a certified massage therapist.

I am honestly blown away with the care I have received from Chet Mays and his team. They are all over the top caring, understanding and make it clear that they hold no judgement. I had breast augmentation and a tummy tuck performed by Chet Mays. From consult to Post-operation I received top of the line care and results that are like a dream. It's hard to believe that this body is mine after 3 pregnancies, the last which was twins I thought I'd have to live in that skin forever. I have not had a single negative experience.

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I'm officially 11days post op from my extended tummy tuck, brachioplasty and breast lift(without implants) and I have to say I am so impressed. First, shout out to the wonderful staff. My husband and I love Lawanda! She's the most helpful nurse ever, making the entire experience super easy and relaxed(even when I was a difficult patient with lots of questions.) The staff at River Ridge (current surgery center) are also wonderful and gave me my best surgery experience to date. They made the whole process seamless and calmed my nerves. Then, there was the surgery and results. Dr. Mays was great to work with from the very first meeting to the last appointment. And the results he gave me -5 stars!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I personally love my new breast. I couldn't believe it when I seen them the day after surgery. I had lost over 150 lbs prior to surgery and they were so sad and saggy. He restored their youth and perkiness!! I was shocked, I really had given up hope for them. My husband's favorite part was my tummy. He couldn't believe how good it looked. He himself(down 100lbs) is considering getting a tummy tuck from Mays after seeing my results. I had done several consultations with other PS in the area before choosing Mays. At the end of the day I couldn't be happier with my decision. Now I know why he calls the OR an art studio.

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Dr. Mays did my Mommy Makeover. I wasn’t an easy case. I have Crohn’s disease and an emergency surgery left a horrible scar down the middle of my abdomen and muscles put back together unevenly. Add in four pregnancies, it was hard to look at. Dr. Mays made me feel secure and safe. I knew I was in the absolute best hands. My surgery went perfect. I had a muscle repair, tummy tuck, and breast lift. I am so happy with my results. His work was flawless. The staff was so supportive and helped with the entire process. Anytime I had a question Dr. Mays himself was happy to respond and help with anything. I have sent/referred all of my friends and family to Mays Plastic Surgery. I wouldn’t trust anyone else. His work is truly amazing.

J.T. Google

I'm loving my results!! Run, don't walk to see Dr Mays. I waited for years before making my decision for breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Now I wish I had pulled the trigger a long time ago. Dr Mays makes you feel so at ease and comfortable from the initial visit. You won't regret it!

M.M. Google

Dr Mays and his staff are truly one of a kind and flat out AMAZING! The minute I had my first consult with him I knew I didn't need to look any further. I am 8 months post-op from lipo, breast reduction and tummy tuck. Unfortunately, I had a little setback from a large seroma several months ago that caused some elasticity problems. Dr Mays was confident my revision two weeks ago would yield the results I wanted. He was not wrong! I could not be more happy with my new look. Thank you for everything!

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What Can I Expect after My Tummy Tuck?

When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling. Standing upright and walking will be a bit painful at first, so you should take it easy for a few days. Walking becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals. You should be able to resume normal activities around two weeks. Exercise can resume around two months or when you are cleared by Dr. Mays. The abdomen will feel tight and uncomfortable, but you will look and feel normal again once healed.

A variety of factors can result in a stretched-out tummy that leaves behind hanging and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be a troubling problem to have — tummy tuck surgery is generally the key to overcoming this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdomen, regardless of the severity, we can perform surgical body contouring so you can get the look you dream of. Please contact our Louisville, KY office for more information.

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How much does a tummy tuck cost?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Mays will customize your unique tummy tuck plan based on your unique needs and goals before discussing costs. He will be better able to estimate your costs as soon as the type of tummy tuck has been selected, what technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and more. To ensure you get great results from an experienced plastic surgeon, Mays Plastic Surgery & Med Spa makes it easier to afford your tummy tuck by taking many payment methods and giving you information on low-interest financing.

What type of tummy tuck should I get?

You will probably get one of the three main types of abdominoplasty: full, extended, and mini. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mays will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, he can help you decide which tummy tuck will give you the best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you want to fix loose skin in both the upper and lower stomach, while a mini abdominoplasty is better if you only have concerns under your belly button, like a "pooch." The extended technique is designed to improve the abdomen as well as the upper thighs and hips.

What will my scars look like?

Incisions for your abdominoplasty will vary based on which type you are getting. During all tummy tucks, Dr. Mays uses the thinnest incisions needed to minimize scars. He also places incisions in less visible areas (through the belly button or in the public region) so they may be easily concealed by a swimsuit or underwear. After your surgery, it's important to follow your scar management instructions so your incisions heal flat and blend into your natural skin.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.