Destin Plastic Surgery
The Grant Building
4485 Furling Lane
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-1194
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
Anti Aging Skincare Clinic
The Grant Building
4485 Furling Lane
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-8015
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
A tummy tuck, technically called abdominoplasty, is performed by Dr. William Burden at Destin Plastic Surgery to reduce excess adipose (fat) and skin, and correct abdominal wall laxity. This procedure is often combined with liposuction to correct other problem areas such as excess fat in the back, hips, and thighs that occur following pregnancies.
Dr. William Burden
Founder, Destin Plastic Surgery
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Burden knows that building a distinguished career doesn't happen overnight. He's been serving the community for more than 2 decades, providing personalized aesthetic care and leading the field with pioneering techniques.
State-of-the-Art, Multi-Specialty Surgical Center
Dr. William R. Burden is known internationally and throughout the Southeast as a specialist in breast, face, and body contouring surgery. Other plastic surgeons and doctors seek out his care and refer their spouses, family, and patients to him. He is known as the face of Destin Plastic Surgery, having established and built the practice from the ground up. Dr. Burden will listen to your concerns and help you achieve your goal for the improved shape you desire.
Dr. Burden introduced the high-lateral tension abdominoplasty and the drainless tummy tuck to Northwest Florida and surrounding areas. He also performed some of the first endoscopic abdominoplasties in the United States. This procedure requires advanced training and skills and is used to tighten the abdominal muscles through a smaller incision than the standard abdominoplasty. Additionally, he introduced ultrasonic and power-assisted liposuction to the area. These procedures also require advanced training and experience.
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Is Abdominoplasty Right for Me?
Three factors often cause an abdomen to look unattractive:
- Excess abdominal fat
- Excess abdominal skin
- Deformity of the abdominal wall, muscles and connective tissue
Several factors contribute to this:
- Weight gain
- Abdominal surgeries
If the problem is excessive fat, liposuction can correct this problem. If there is excess skin or abdominal muscle deformity, then an abdominoplasty is required for correction.
This is a technologically advanced technique that utilizes fiberoptic equipment and instruments to correct separation of the abdominal muscles and remove the excess fat. This procedure is not used to remove large amounts of excessive skin. A short incision is made above the pubic area and a fiber optic camera placed for guidance in performing a muscle plication (tightening). The excess fat is removed utilizing liposuction.
Often Dr. Burden combines liposuction with abdominoplasty to help patients reduce areas of excess fat in the back, hips, and thighs.
Abdominoplasty with High-lateral Tension
Often Dr. Burden combines liposuction with the abdominoplasty to help patients reduce areas of excess fat in the back, hips, and thighs.
With significant skin laxity and separation of the abdominal muscles, a comprehensive procedure is needed. The skin is pulled tightly over the abdomen and a new navel (belly button) is made. The rectus muscles are pulled together.
Dr. Burden completes the procedure with a special closure sometimes referred to as “High-Lateral Tension.” The result: an improved contour, smaller waist, and a flatter tummy.
Dr. Burden frequently is asked to see patients who underwent procedures at other facilities for possible revisions. Most commonly this is due to concerns about the lack of body contouring or the scar. Many times these can be revised, and often significant improvement can be obtained.
How Long Is Abdominoplasty Recovery?
Recovery time after abdominoplasty is progressive. Early after the surgery, your activities will be limited with most of your time in bed with trips to the restroom and short intervals up in a chair and walking. As each day passes, your activities will increase. At 3 to 5 days, you will most likely be up walking about slowly and carrying out most of your daily activities such as bathing, cooking small meals, and moving about the house. By 4 to 10 days, you should be walking without much limitation, and performing daily activities. During the 2nd and 3rd weeks, your activities should be back to normal with no strenuous exercises planned. At 6 weeks, you can gradually resume your exercising activities.
Dr. William R. Burden, MD, FACS is known for his experience and dedication to staying in the forefront of leading technology in plastic surgery. Dr. Burden not only performs tummy tucks for patients from Panama City, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Tallahassee, Dothan, Atlanta, and Birmingham but also from around the world. Many people travel from Europe, South America and Asia to Destin to seek out his services.