In calendar year 2013 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed. Although breast augmentation and rhinoplasty make up approximately 25% of these procedures — abdominoplasty or tummy tuck remains a highly desirable, beneficial, and valuable procedure. The abdominoplasty or tummy tuck remains one of the most satisfying and fulfilling procedures for both the doctor and the patient. This operation is usually accompanied by varying degrees of weight loss and a significant improvement in the patient’s commitment to a change and embrace a more healthy lifestyle. This lifestyle change usually includes a commitment to increase physical activity, increase muscle mass, and reduce body fat. The best and most capable surgeons available to perform theabdominoplasty and all body contouring procedures––are the Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. The benefit of board certification in plastic surgery is that the individual has the maximum knowledge-experience-skill-and training in the art of creative surgical anatomy required to achieve the optimal anatomic change in the body. Please view the video on Board Certification on our WEB SITE AS WELL AS OUR 3-D ANIMATION OF THE TUMMY TUCK. This will explain in detail the training benefits that Board Certified Plastic Surgeons provide to their patients-and the animated video will explain the process and the procedure..
Whenever a patient is evaluated for abdominoplasty they will meet with the doctor and staff and discuss in detail their goals. The goal is usually to remove the large hanging roll of skin at the lower abdomen that hangs below the umbilicus or bellybutton. It looks so much better to have this roll removed. The biggest trade-off and the most significant determining factor of suitability for this procedure is the existence of this excess skin and fat as well as the patient’s willingness to accept the incision site or scar. The scar will fade over time but it will always be somewhat visible and this must be accepted as the 1stthreshold of suitability. Once the patient can accept this trade-off it is an exciting adventure to go forward and surgically sculpt this lower portion of the abdomen removing the entirety of excess skin and fat at this location.. Also, the muscles will be tightened ––as well as additional fat from the hips and flanks removed by liposuction tofurther sculpt the new body contour. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient. We are also using longer acting local anesthesia that lasts up to 3 days to further minimize postoperative discomfort. Abdominoplasty is an exciting procedure and offers great advantages to improve body contour. Call for an appointment–and let’s get moving on a better body.