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Tummy Tucks in New YorK & Chicago

 
 

TUMMY TUCK WITH DOCTORS PLASTIC SURGERY

Both standalone liposuction procedures and liposuction paired with tummy tucks and breast lifts yield incredible results for patients looking to achieve the curves and figure they’ve always desired.

 

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TUMMY TUCK OVERVIEW

+ WHY UNDERGO A TUMMY TUCK?

While healthy living can tone certain areas of the body and lower the body mass index, it cannot address loose skin. Once the abdominal skin has been stretched to its maximum extent, surgical intervention is required to restore the area. The tummy tuck reforms the abdomen from the inside out by first addressing deeper muscle structures and then removing excess skin. Many women who choose the tummy tuck are looking to restore their bodies to its pre-baby condition. These cases are often dubbed the “Mommy Makeover” and can be coupled with a breast surgery, such as breast augmentation or breast lift, to transform the areas of the body most affected by pregnancy. Both women and men want to feel more attractive, and a tummy tuck can effectively tighten the abdominal region of the body to create a slimmer, firmer, more appealing midsection. Extra tissues of the midsection can cause a person to feel social discomfort due to lowered self-esteem, but this condition also has the potential to cause physical discomfort. In weight loss patients, the “apron” of extra skin and fat droops below the natural waistline. The tissue is heavy and especially sensitive to injury because it hangs away from the body. The folds of skin can harbor excess moisture, which may cause yeast infections of the skin, making it prone to other types of infection as well. Clothing is not designed to fit this type of figure, and the waistline of pants can create friction and rubbing against the already compromised skin.

+ PERMANENT ENHANCEMENT OF THE POSTERIOR

The Brazilian Butt Lift is intended to provide long-term results to the aesthetics of the buttocks. In any fat grafting procedure, the entirety of the tissue redistributed may not remain indefinitely. A general estimation is that approximately 40% of the implanted fat can migrate from the area or be reabsorbed by the body. The remaining fat, however, is often considered permanent. For this reason, the doctor may elect to overfill the buttocks to compensate for this initial decrease in volume. If a patient loses weight, the natural fat loss process will also affect the treated region. The Brazilian Butt Lift may best suit patients who do not plan to lose a significant amount of weight after their treatment.

+ HOW IS THE TUMMY TUCK PERFORMED?

Abdominoplasty, the technical term for the tummy tuck procedure, involves treatment of the stomach area at the structural level. The doctor creates an incision, which can typically be hidden by a person’s clothing (including underwear and bathing suit bottoms) to gain access to the deeper tissues. Depending on which type of tummy tuck a patient elects to receive, a specific area of the abdomen will be manipulated. A full tummy tuck or abdominoplasty treats the entire abdomen, including the area above the navel, while the partial tummy tuck or abdominoplasty treats the lower section of the abdomen below the belly button. Liposuction may also be employed for extra fat removal of the abdomen. The tissues (skin and fat) are separated from the muscle wall, exposing the abdominal muscles and fascia, which can be surgically altered to create a tighter structure. Loose abdominal muscles will be positioned more closely together and secured by sutures. Extra fat can be excised from below the skin to remove the adipose tissue that has accumulated in this region. The skin of the abdomen is then stretched taught, and extra skin is trimmed away. The suture is closed and the procedure is complete.

+ CANDIDATES FOR TUMMY TUCK SURGERY

Safety is paramount during any cosmetic procedure as these types of surgeries are not necessary for patient health. Tummy tuck is an invasive plastic surgery that should be reserved for patients in good health with excess tissues of the abdomen they seek to eliminate. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss, and weight loss cannot create the changes that the tummy tuck produces through a surgical procedure. Men and women are good candidates for a tummy tuck if they have outstretched skin and tissues in their stomach region that will not return to its original position. Patients can learn more about how they may benefit from tummy tuck surgery by scheduling a complimentary consultation with one of the surgeons at Doctors Plastic Surgery of New York.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TUMMY TUCKS

+ AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR TUMMY TUCK?

There are multiple variables that can determine whether a tummy tuck is right for you. Ideal abdominoplasty candidates should be healthy and to be able to undergo general anesthesia. It is best that pregnant women, or women who plan on becoming pregnant, should not undergo a tummy tuck procedure.

+ HOW DOES ABDOMINAL LIPOSUCTION DIFFER FROM TUMMY TUCK?

A liposuction procedure of the abdomen treats only the extra fat that is noticeable in this area. It can smooth uneven texture below the skin but is unable to treat the underlying muscle wall or pull the skin taught. Abdominal liposuction is best suited for a woman who does not have extra skin or the separation of the abdominal wall.

+ CAN TUMMY TUCK TREAT STRETCH MARKS?

In many patients, the extra skin to be surgically snipped away contains stretch marks, so some of these lines will be eliminated. Once the remaining skin is stretched to close the long, horizontal incision in the pelvic region, stretch marks become less noticeable.

+ CAN TUMMY TUCK BE PERFORMED FOLLOWING A C-SECTION BIRTH?

Abdominoplasty surgery can be completed after a mother gives birth through a Cesarean section, but she must wait two to three months to undergo the procedure. Due to the use of general anesthesia, new mothers should also be finished breastfeeding.

+ WILL TUMMY TUCK SURGERY ADDRESS “LOVE HANDLES”?

The flanks are best addressed through liposuction, which can easily be incorporated into a tummy tuck.

+ WILL WEIGHT LOSS AFFECT THE RESULTS OF ABDOMINOPLASTY?

The doctors recommend that a patient reach their goal weight – or at least come within 15 to 20 pounds of their ideal size – prior to scheduling the surgery. A more extensive weight loss can create loose skin of the abdomen, even postoperatively. If patients gain weight, an expanding waist line can eventually interfere with muscle tone and the look of a redesigned stomach.

+ IS THE POST-SURGICAL SCAR NOTICEABLE?

Most patients are aware that tummy tuck requires a lengthy incision that spans from one hip to the other and remains visible after healing from the procedure is complete. There are a number of ways to minimize the appearance of the mark, including topical ointments and creams and various scar therapies. The scar is only visible when a patient is completely nude. Examples of post-surgery Tummy Tuck are available through Doctors Plastic Surgery Patient Photo Gallery. The photos provide a good representation of the way scars may appear on different skin tones.


CHOOSING DOCTORS PLASTIC SURGERY FOR YOUR NEW YORK CITY BREAST AUGMENTATION

Doctors Plastic Surgery provides prospective patients with a no-pressure atmosphere, so the women who come to our facility are in full control of their experience. The choice to undergo breast augmentation is a major decision in a woman’s life. The doctors practice in the field of plastics to serve their customers, and provide exceptional bedside manner to each patient. Every woman who comes to the practice with the goal of achieving her ideal cosmetic results is welcomed at Doctors Plastic Surgery.

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