Tummy Tuck with Dr. Ellen

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty,  is a popular surgical procedure that creates a flatter abdomen. People who have excess, protruding abdominal tissue can choose a tummy tuck to slim down the midsection.

Dr. Ellen, a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs tummy tuck surgery in Bloomfield Hills to both men and women.

Slimming Your Midsection With A Tummy Tuck

As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ellen has training, experience and an aesthetic eye to perform beautiful tummy tuck procedures. This surgery is performed for both men and women in Detroit and the surround cities of Royal Oak, West Bloomfield and Rochester Hills who struggle with:

  • Sagging skin on their midsection
  • Protruding abdomen
  • Stretched abdominal muscles

After a tummy tuck surgery, your appearance and the fit of clothing will improve, and you should also experience better self-confidence.

Common Questions About A Tummy Tuck

Can A Tummy Tuck Help Me Lose Weight?

It is important to understand that body contouring procedures, like a tummy tuck, are not weight loss methods. Rather, they are completed after weight loss as a means to fine-tune the contours of the body by removing excess skin and tightening the abdomen walls.


Can I Undergo A Tummy Tuck?

As a tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution, you should be at a stable, healthy body weight for the surgery with no weight to lose. You should also be a non-smoker as this can improve your healing time and reduce the risk of complications. Keeping a healthy and active lifestyle will also maintain results and keep you on track for your aesthetic goals. Candidates should keep a positive outlook as well as realistic expectations. If you are planning on becoming pregnant, it might be a good idea to consider a tummy tuck following your pregnancy as pregnancy can re-stretch the skin in your stomach area.

How Is A Tummy Tuck Performed If Coming From Detroit?

A tummy tuck surgery in Michigan is usually completed as an outpatient procedure and takes about two and a half hours to complete. In a standard procedure, Dr. Ellen will make an incision across your lower abdomen, hidden beneath your bikini line. However, the tummy tuck procedure can differ based on the amount or location of the excess skin. The variations of this procedure include the mini, full, and extended tummy tuck. The mini is performed on patients who have excess skin below the belly button whereas the full targets sagging skin on the entire stomach from the bikini line to the belly button. The extended also includes sagging skin around the lower back, in which case, will need an incision that extends beyond the hipbones. The excess skin between the incisions will be removed and the incisions will then be sutured closed. Dr. Ellen will also apply a surgical dressing. You will wear a compression garment, which will maintain the new contours of your midsection.

How Will I Care For My Body After Surgery?

When you complete tummy tuck surgery, you will need to limit activities like exercise for a few weeks. You will, however, be expected to walk shortly after surgery. Dr. Ellen will ask that you return to her office regularly as you heal so she can track your progress. Here, your drains and pain pump will be removed based on the progress of your healing, and Dr. Ellen will give you further instructions on specific dos and don’ts based on your current state. Dr. Ellen’s office is conveniently located just 8 miles South of Troy and 6 miles north of Royal Oak.  She may also prescribe medication to manage any discomfort you may experience. Prior to your procedure, you will need to arrange for a ride home as well as consider having someone to help with small tasks around the house while you are recovering for the first few days.

Can A Tummy Tuck Be Combined With Other Body Contouring Procedures?

Yes, in fact, liposuction surgery is often performed at the same time as a tummy tuck. By incorporating liposuction, Dr. Ellen is able to create even smoother, more aesthetically pleasing contours of the lower body. Patients who have experienced massive weight loss may undergo additional “lift” procedures of the breasts, thighs, back, and upper arms.

Learn More About Tummy Tuck Surgery In Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

For patients who have experienced the success of losing weight and now need to shed troublesome sagging skin, a tummy tuck in Bloomfield Hills, MI with Dr. Ellen Janetzke is just what you need to get the beautiful results you deserve. Dr. Ellen and her staff are eager to learn about your aesthetic goals and work with you to achieve them. Please call or email our office today to schedule a consultation by calling 248-220-6760.