Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Due to aging, weight loss/gain, pregnancy, trauma, stress and general life, our bodies slowly change over time. For many women and men this change can negatively impact how you feel about yourself and how you look. Body contouring procedures can help restore a more youthful and aesthetic body shape. One of these procedures is an abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck.
Abdominoplasty is the physician’s name for a tummy tuck. This surgery removes unwanted skin and fat from the lower abdomen. In some cases, the abdominal muscles also need to be tightened in order to reshape the area. This is especially common in women whose abdominal muscles have stretched due to childbirth. The result is a flatter, trimmer stomach.
Types of Abdominoplasty
Liposuction: Liposuction is used to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat which have been resistant to diet and exercise. In the properly selected patient, this technique can create a slimmer appearance in the stomach, thighs, arms, love handles, face, back, and breasts.
SmartLipo™: This type of liposuction utilizes a high-powered laser to make the fat removal process easier on the body and results in decreased downtime and stimulation of skin tightening.
Abdominoplasty: This procedure helps you remove excess fat and skin from the stomach area for
more toned abdominal appearance. It generally includes tightening of the lax abdominal muscles and liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. The goal of the surgery is to provide an aesthetic abdominal contour with smooth curve. Our surgeons aim to fit the procedure to the patient’s body by avoiding any obvious transition zone.
Mini Tummy Tuck: The mini tummy tuck focuses on minimizing fat and excess skin in the lower abdominal region only. This procedure benefits individuals who have good abdominal contours with only minimal lower abdominal laxity.
Benefits of Abdominoplasty
The procedure can:
- Tighten the abdominal skin and muscles
- Reduce abdominal fat
- Improve overall body contour appearance
Before & After
During your personalized consultation, we will discuss your individual body shape concerns, goals and then customize a body contouring plan together that will help you achieve those goals.
Quality Patient Care
Our surgeons along with the supporting staff at the practice provides full support and care for patients right from their initial consultation stage through recovery.
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