Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
For the protruding stomach or loose skin that can result from aging, weakened muscles, childbearing and previous surgeries, the tummy tuck can improve the contour of the body considerably. Abdominoplasty flattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of the abdominal wall. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
While an ample abdomen may have been fashionable in another era, people today consider a smooth, firm abdomen to be essential to a healthy and energetic appearance. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 150,000 abdominoplasties were performed in the United States in 2004.
Abdominoplasty is usually performed by excising almost all of the skin between the belly button (umbilicus) and the pubic hair line. The resulting scar is located just above the pubic area and may extend from hip to hip. When possible, we design the incision so that the scar falls within the lines of your bathing suit or lingerie. At
Accurate Aesthetics we offer many variations of the standard abdominoplasty. A less extensive modified abdominoplasty leaves no scar around the belly button for those with less excess skin above the umbilicus.
Liposuction enhances the final result by removing inches from the waist and even the rolls of fat on the back. Remember, the operation is tailored specifically to your needs. We often combine abdominoplasty and
breast surgery in one operation to give the best overall results with the less healing time than if the operations were done separately.
Following abdominoplasty, most people find they are more comfortable in clothing and more confident about their appearance. Unless you gain weight or become pregnant, your abdomen should remain more smooth and flat for many years to come.
Before and After Photos: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
|Abdominoplasty After Gastric Bypass|
Total (Circumferential) Body Lift & Mastopexy
Modified with Ultrasonic Liposuction,
no scar at umbilicus