Commonwealth Plastic Surgery: Jared Nimtz, MD
715 Shaker Dr., STE 100
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 277-9435
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Commonwealth Plastic Surgery: Jared Nimtz, MD
100 Professional Dr.
London, KY 40741
Phone: (859) 277-8615
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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If you are having difficulty slimming and firming your abdomen even though you eat right and work out regularly,  you are not alone. Many women and men struggle with a belly bulge, loose abdominal skin, and pockets of stubborn fat after pregnancy and significant weight loss. Dr. Jared Nimtz recommends abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, in Lexington, KY, to give patients the firm contours they can’t achieve on their own. Women and men considering a tummy tuck travel from Louisville, London, and throughout Kentucky to have Dr. Nimtz perform their surgeries.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Tummy Tuck Case 67 Before & After View #1 | Lexington & London, KY | Commonwealth Plastic Surgery
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Case #67

This is a woman in her early thirties from Northern Kentucky who desired a better contour of her abdomen and back.  She underwent tummy tuck with extensive liposuction of her abdomen, flanks, and back together with a small right nipplepexy. About 8.5 lbs were removed with liposuction, and additional 2 lbs of skin was removed.   Read More
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Case #79

This woman in her mid forties from Central Kentucky desired to rid of excess skin from weight loss as well as increase volume in her breasts. Dr. Nimtz preformed a tummy tuck as well as a breast lift with implants to give her the look she desired.
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Case #83

This woman in her late twenties came to see Dr. Nimtz in Lexington after weight loss for body contouring and skin removal. Dr. Nimtz preformed a lipo-abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck with extensive liposuction) as well as a breast lift to remove excess skin. Read More
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Case #80

A woman in her late thirties from Central Kentucky who had prior C-sections, prominent scarring, stretch marks, and fat.  She underwent tummy tuck with extensive liposuction to improve her contour.  
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Case #37

A woman from Lexington, Kentucky in her mid-thirties with multiple children, who experienced weight gain with hormone treatment.  She had a tummy tuck performed where 5 lbs of skin was removed, with an additional 5 lbs of fatty tissue removed with liposuction. Read More
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Case #73

This woman in her mid twenties with scoliosis wished to correct her body contour after pregnancy. She had a tummy tuck with a short vertical portion to improve the contour of her abdomen.  
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Case #36

A woman in her early thirties from Southeastern Kentucky who had lost 90 lbs with diet and exercise.  She was left with loose belly skin.  She had a tummy tuck with a horizontal and vertical component to improve the abdominal contour.   Read More
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Case #39

A woman in her mid forties from Lexington, Kentucky who had a unsightly C-section scar and stretch marks who wanted a tighter appearing abdomen.  She had a tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks performed.  

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who Is a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Candidates for a tummy tuck should be at a stable, healthy weight. Dr. Nimtz performs this procedure to correct the following concerns:

  • Protruding abdomen
  • Loose, sagging abdominal skin
  • Misshapen bellybutton

Women who desire a tummy tuck should not be planning to have more children; this could stretch out the skin and abdominal muscles again.

Dr. Jared Nimtz

Dr. Nimtz is a Lexington board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly skilled, experienced, and truly cares about his patients. Through a conservative, classic approach to surgery he provides natural-looking results that are attractive and proportionate.

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How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

During a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Nimtz removes excess abdominal skin and tissue. The muscle layers can also be tightened to give women a more hourglass shape and men a more chiseled appearance. Typically this procedure includes liposuction of the flanks to offer a final trim look.

What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck?

One variation on the tummy tuck is the mini tummy tuck. For patients with minor skin laxity or protrusion, a smaller incision can be used to target these concerns; particularly if the excess skin and fat are below the navel area.

Tummy Tuck Incision Options

Patients whose skin retains most of its elasticity or who have a minor protruding abdomen may be good candidates for a mini tummy tuck, which requires a smaller incision. This approach is especially useful when the excess skin and fat are below the navel.

Because women wear bathing suits and underwear low and closer to the hip these days, Dr. Nimtz makes tummy tuck incisions as low as possible. We often have patients bring a bathing suit or underwear bottom where they would like their incision to be hidden. He cannot go too low into the pubic area because it can disrupt the function of the genitalia.

Can a Tummy Tuck Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Dr. Nimtz often combines tummy tucks with liposuction and other body contouring or breast enhancement procedures. For example, a tummy tuck is commonly combined with breast augmentation or a breast lift—a combination usually called a mommy makeover. It is also common to combine a brachioplasty, or arm lift, especially for post weight-loss patients.

Can I Still Get Pregnant After a Tummy Tuck?

It is possible to get pregnant after a tummy tuck, but patients considering abdominoplasty should not be planning to have more children. That’s because the same physical changes that occur during pregnancy—stretching out the skin and abdominal muscles—will compromise the results of a tummy tuck.

Nonsurgical Tightening

Men and women who have some skin laxity, but do not need or want surgery may be interested in a nonsurgical option. Laser skin tightening with our Fotona4D® laser is an in-office procedure that requires approximately 2 to 3 treatments. While the results are not as significant as with a tummy tuck, patients have seen improvement in the skin laxity around their abdomen.

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Lexington and London, KY?

The price of a tummy tuck varies depending on the extent of treatment needed as well as other possible factors. After you meet with Dr. Nimtz, we will provide a cost estimate for the procedure. We do offer CareCredit® as a financing option, and our office also accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover as well as cash or personal checks.

Tummy Tuck Recovery & Results

Recovery after a tummy tuck depends on the individual patient and the extent of the procedure. There is a general time frame for recovery, but factors that can influence the healing process include:

  • Age
  • General health
  • Type of tummy tuck
  • Post-surgery care

We provide detailed post-op instructions that can help minimize discomfort, greatly reduce the risk of complications, and get you back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. Most patients begin seeing the results of the overall contour about 4 to 5 months after the surgery, but it can take up to a year for the incision to completely heal. You can see our patients’ before-and-after photos in our photo gallery to see the type of results Dr. Nimtz creates.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

Is tummy tuck surgery safe?

Abdominoplasty is safe when an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon performs the procedure on a healthy patient who follows the post-op instructions carefully.

Does a tummy tuck remove stretch marks on the abdomen?

Yes, to some extent. A standard tummy tuck removes lax abdominal skin, including any stretch marks, from the bellybutton down to the pubic area. Stretch marks that were above the bellybutton before surgery are moved down below the bellybutton where they may be concealed by underwear and bikini bottoms.

Will I lose weight from a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure; however, patients often go down in clothing size when they are free of the excess, lax skin and protruding abdominal muscles are repaired.

Can a tummy tuck fix diastasis recti?

This separation of the left and right rectus abdominis muscles is common after pregnancy. Sometimes the muscles return to their normal position, in other cases, they remain stretched apart and create a belly bulge. Diastatis repair is a common part of tummy tuck surgery, either on its own or along with the removal of excess skin.

How painful is tummy tuck surgery?

Most patients experience some degree of discomfort for the first few weeks after surgery. Pain after a tummy tuck varies between patients and the specifics of the surgery. Abdominal muscle repair typically creates more discomfort than skin tightening. Dr. Nimtz prescribes pain medication that is effective for most patients.

Can you bend over after an abdominoplasty?

Actually, most tummy tuck patients have difficulty standing completely upright for the first week or so. Bending over to pick up anything over 10 pounds should be avoided until cleared by Dr. Nimtz. It’s important to begin walking and other light activities as soon as possible after surgery, but hold off on any straining or strenuous exercise for 4 to 6 weeks.

How long do tummy tucks last?

Tummy tuck results can last indefinitely if you do not gain a significant amount of weight or become pregnant.

Individuals considering a tummy tuck travel from Louisville and other areas surrounding Lexington to Commonwealth Plastic Surgery for rejuvenating tummy tuck results. Request a consultation online today or call (859) 277-9435 for an appointment.