Sometimes no matter how many carbs you cut or crunches you do, you can’t tighten your loose abdominal skin and muscles. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, might be your answer.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley K. Lentz offers Daytona Beach residents tummy tuck surgery to help them improve their contour by removing excess abdominal fat and tightening their midsection.
"Communication is the most critical aspect of patient care. Results must match expectations. Without excellent communication, expectations cannot be matched. I spend a lot of time with my patients trying to determine what is the best operation for personal success and achievement of patient goals. "
Dr. Ashley K. Lentz, MD is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, has practiced plastic surgery for more than 18 years, so you know you will be working with experienced and highly skilled surgeons.Dr. Ashley K. Lentz, MD and her staff strive to make you feel welcome and at ease, and they pride themselves on being good, supportive listeners.
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* Individual results may vary.
Dr. Ashley K. Lentz serves patients from Central Florida as well as those traveling from across the country.
Benefits to You
A tummy tuck, while not an alternative to diet and exercise, can dramatically reduce your belly bulge by removing excess skin and fat from your midsection and tightening your abdominal muscles. Dr. Ashley K. Lentz believes that the best candidates for tummy tucks in Central Florida are women or men in relatively good shape who want to:
- Flatten a belly that bulges due to excess fat or separated muscles
- Reduce or tighten sagging skin caused by pregnancy or weight loss
- Remove or reduce stretch marks from pregnancy or weight fluctuations
In your consultation with Dr. Ashley K. Lentz, you will discuss your specific concerns so that they can help you visualize what can be accomplished with surgery and then create a plan for achieving it. In some cases, abdominoplasty can be performed alone; in others, it is best combined with liposuction or breast augmentation to achieve the most appealing results.
Dr. Lentz will perform your Tummy Tuck surgery at Advent Health Daytona Beach or Halifax Health Hospital - Port Orange.
Every surgery carries the risk of a complication, including elective cosmetic surgery. Complications are rare, but they do occur. CosmetAssure provides you with insurance coverage in the unlikely event a complication occurs with a board certified plastic surgeon. CosmetAssure is a solution to the lack of coverage for medical complications that can occur during or after your surgery.
What to Expect
Dr. Ashley K. Lentz performs abdominoplasty as either an outpatient or inpatient in the hospital, staffed by highly trained surgery technicians. She uses only general anesthesia so you remain asleep throughout the procedure. Dr. Ashley K. Lentz will recommend the procedure that will best meet your needs to give you the most satisfying result, as a tummy tuck can often be combined with a breast lift for optimal results.
After a tummy tuck, you can expect to return to light activities within 2 to 6 weeks and resume your normal routine, including exercise, in about 6 weeks. You will notice your new, slimmer profile immediately, but you may not see the final results of your surgery until all swelling has subsided.
Dr. Ashley K. Lentz take care to position incisions where scarring will be well-concealed by underwear or a swimsuit.
Your Improved Look
With your new shape, you will look slimmer and more toned. As a result, you can feel more comfortable in your clothing and experience enhanced self-confidence.