Dr. Joseph Banis is a plastic surgeon in Louisville, KY with his own practice. He has over 20 years of experience. Dr. Banis earned his medical degree from the George Washington University and completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Hawaii. He then served a second residency in Plastic Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. He also pursued several Fellowships. Dr. Banis has earned board certification from the American Board of Surgery. He is also a member of professional organizations like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Whether you are interested in a tummy tuck or non-surgical procedures like BOTOX®, Dr. Banis and his team can help you!

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, more formally known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which the surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles and removes fat deposits and sagging skin. It is particularly helpful for women who have had multiple pregnancies and have been left with stretched skin and abdominal muscles as a result. Our surgeon in Louisville, KY will often use liposuction to remove the fat. He may also fix weakened or separated abdominal muscles. He can remove the excess skin and pull the remaining skin taut.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck in Louisville, KY will be a healthy adult with realistic expectations. The patient should be at a stable weight, for weight fluctuations can undo the results of the procedure. They should be close to their ideal weight; abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure. In addition, while some patients do lose a few pounds after undergoing abdominoplasty, losing too many pounds can leave the patient with sagging skin and muscles around their abdomen.

You can learn more about your candidacy for a tummy tuck during an initial consultation at the office of Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Banis in Louisville, KY. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and get all of the facts about an abdominoplasty procedure!