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I cannot thank you enough for your care and compassion during the preparation for my abdominoplasty and after the surgery. I am truly fortunate to have found a Plastic Surgeon of
your skill in Columbia.
Ram Kalus, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas
578 Lone Tree Drive Suite 102
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 881-3881
Fax: (843) 881-3814
Often referred to as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is available to South Carolina patients through Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas. Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that can significantly lessen the appearance of a protruding abdomen. The tummy tuck procedure is best suited for patients who have an abdominal fat deposit or excess skin that does not diminish with proper diet and exercise.
Abdominoplasty procedures offered at our South Carolina practice are designed to remove excess fat and skin, giving greater definition to a patient’s abs. Abdominoplasty is ideal for women who are experiencing abdominal laxity as a result of giving birth and patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and been left with excess skin. Those with excess fat who are not interested in also removing excess skin may benefit more from liposuction surgery.
Depending on the extent of work needed for the procedure, abdominoplasty surgery may last anywhere from two to five hours. The most common side effects of abdominoplasty include swelling, bruising, and some mild discomfort. These symptoms normally last no longer than 10 days.
Some patients may require both a tummy tuck and liposuction to improve the appearance of their tummy and trunk. In this procedure, a less extensive undermining of the loose tummy skin is performed, while much of the improved occurs through liposuction. This is a relatively new technique first developed in Brazil and in France, that safely combines both procedures, and one with which Dr. Kalus has extensive experience, and lots of very satisfied patients. Contact Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas to schedule a consultation today to see if you are a candidate for a lipoabdominoplasty.
If you are considering abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), contact our office in Charleston, South Carolina to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kalus.
Dr. Kalus often has patients travel from nearby cities to seek his expertise and personalized care in plastic surgery. For your convenience, we have provided driving directions from the following locations.