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Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty
The ‘Tummy tuck’ also known as abdominoplasty is the actual removal of excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure will also actually flatten the abdominal profile by tightening the underlying muscles.This is a popular procedure in the and has been performed for over 20 years throughout the US. for women who have abdominal bulging, stretch marks or excess fat.
In most cases exercise or diet cannot remove this excess fat and therefore the ‘tummy tuck’ becomes one of the only ways in which it may be removed. The ‘tummy tuck’ is the surgical process by which the separated abdominal muscles can be repaired and the excess skin around the navel can be removed. Once the excess fat is reduced it will result in a slimmer and more youthful midsection.
The procedure can be an intricate one as it requires the removal of excessive skin and fat. Many surgeons see this as more of a sculpture than a surgery and in order to perform this type of operation is important that the surgeon has a perfect understanding of the anatomy and the way in which it must be put back together.
Dr. Shahine has been performing tummy tucks for nearly 10 years with outstanding results. Many of his patients have come to him for ‘abdominoplasty’ and have come with stretched abdominal muscles due to having a number of pregnancies.
Many patients during their consultations complain that they have lost some of the snap that they used to have in their skin. Patients also may have been slightly obese and may have lost weight and now are left with sagging skin.
If a patient is looking for abdominoplasty they must be in good physical condition before undergoing the procedure. If they are concerned about abdominal fat or loose skin that they cannot remove with diet or exercise then the tummy tuck will reduce or possibly eliminate the problem. There will normally be a permanent scar extending to both sides of your hips but will likely be below the bikini line.
How long will the effects of the procedure last?
If the patient conforms to a balanced diet and exercises regularly then these results will last for permanently.
Am I a good candidate for abdominoplasty?
The ideal type of patient is a patient that is in good physical condition with fat or loose skin that cannot be removed through diet and exercise . It is important though that patients who are undergoing the procedure actually lose weight before the procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure is anything from two and a half to four and a half hours. The surgeon will make two incisions from the hip will also make an incision around the navel. The skin and the fat from the abdominal muscles in the upper abdomen that have separated will be pulled together and put in place to create a tight upper abdomen. This will in turn give rise to a narrower waist.
Dr. Shahine then takes the skin flap of the newly tightened skins and muscles and after removing the excess skin and will reattach them in a natural position. He will then close the incisions and apply a sterile surgical dressing over this.
How long does it take to recover after abdominoplasty?
The timetable for recovery is normally a month after the surgery.
What will my final result look like?
Once your tummy tuck procedure has been performed and the swelling has reduced you will be left with a scar from the lower abdomen from hip the bikini line. We are careful enough to make sure it that this incision below the bikini line in order to conceal the scar.
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