Michele M. Cooper, M.D., Office in Mandeville, Louisiana 877-640-2227

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New Orleans Abdominoplasty

Before & After Abdominoplasty Photos

When weight gain or pregnancy stretches our abdomen past its ability to return to its original shape, the result will be lax stomach muscles, a protruding abdomen and saggy skin. Unfortunately, no diet or exercise program can reverse this phenomenon. Dramatic improvement can be achieved, however, by undergoing a New Orleans abdominoplasty, a procedure also called a tummy tuck.

During a tummy tuck in her New Orleans area practice, Dr. Cooper retightens abdominal muscles using a series of sutures. This drawing together of the stomach muscles will not only form a stronger abdominal wall, but will actually reduce the size of the waist, as well. Excess skin, too, is removed, and patients are left with a slender, more firm and attractive mid-body. Liposuction is then performed to further enhance the abdominal contour.

During your initial consultation at our Mandeville office, you can talk with Dr. Cooper about the changes you hope to achieve, and she will work with you to determine which approaches can be taken to accomplish your unique cosmetic goals. Dr. Cooper likes to schedule a whole hour to meet with each new patient. This provides a friendly, unhurried atmosphere for her to provide you with all the information you will need to make educated decisions about abdominoplasty. Many moms also ask her about breast lift surgery and breast augmentation in New Orleans.

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Before performing an abdominoplasty, Dr. Cooper will make a careful assessment of your skin tone and the extent and locations of your deposited fat. She will ask you about the exact contour changes you desire and discuss the realistic results you can expect from undergoing abdominoplasty. Other topics that Dr. Cooper will cover during your consultation include possible incision locations, what the process of recovering from a tummy tuck entails and the risks and benefits associated with each option. With this information you and Dr. Cooper will be able to determine which procedural strategies will best meet your expectations.

Two weeks prior to your tummy tuck, you will meet with Dr. Cooper again to discuss all pre-operative and post-operative instructions, and to confirm the procedural plans previously determined.

Whether your procedure is performed at an outpatient facility or involves a short hospital stay, a family member or friend will need to drive you home and provide assistance during the first 24 to 48 hours that follow your return home. You and your care giver will both be provided with Dr. Cooper's cell phone number for any concerns or questions.

Most people who undergo a tummy tuck find that their results are long-lasting. Come see why so many New Orleans area men and women trust Dr. Cooper to achieve their most attractive selves. To request your consultation, contact us today.

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