Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Formal tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is done when there is too much loose skin and the tummy muscles being too separated and too loose from pregnancy or weight gain. The skin below the belly button is excised to remove (gone with the stretch marks), and the rectus muscles are tightened in the midline, returing to their pre-pregnancy state. Our doctor would also repair and tighten the external oblique muscles in the lower half of the tummy. These, when combined with strategically done liposuction, using our low-trauma MicroAire power-assisted liposuction device, could generate a new tummy with great looking “corset lines” and “groin lines” (Apollo’s Belt, Adonis Belt, iliac furrow, inguinal crease, or “V” lines). As far as the belly button, it will either be made with the old one (if still looking good) or created anew. For people with the need of breast augmentation, the breast could either be augmented with the fat harvested from the liposuction, or with implants which could be inserted from the tummy opening at the time of the tummy tuck.
Mini tummy tuck is carried out in the lower abdomen, just above the pubis. By removing one to three inches of skin and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles (fascia), the lower tummy is much flatter and firmer. People with a bothering lower tummy “pooch” and lots of stretch marks should seriously consider this procedure.
Panniculectomy is done for people who simply has a pannus or “apron” in the lowest part of the tummy. It is done without tightening the underlying muscles.
C-section scar revision can be done along with skin removal and tightening of the underlying muscles, generating results that might be marvelous, without the guilt of adding a new scar.
SmartLipo Laser Tummy Tuck
When the problem is only the skin being loose and the muscles are still tight, or when a person does not want any incisional surgical scars, it might be a good idea to consider our SmartLipo Laser tummy tuck, when only laser energy is used to tighten the skin, without cutting any part of the tummy skin open. The extent of skin tightening is about 14% per scientific research.
After one is done with pregnancies, it is always nice to consider a mommy makeover for the much labored mommies. The breasts become droopy and deflated, the arms thick, the back showing bra rows, and the tummy floppy with the skin laiden with stretch marks. Mommy makeover fixes all the above problems and restores a lady’s original body shape, as it should be prior to her pregnancies. In a master plastic surgeon’s hands, a lady could regain her shape, or even better, get a much more polished and sexier body than she ever had. Just make sure you have a thorough consultation with your plastic surgeon, so he listens to all your needs.