No matter what you try to do to lose weight and get back in shape, your midsection simply won't cooperate. Perhaps you lost the pounds and are left with loose, flabby skin around the middle that did not readily conform to your new body contour. Maybe your abdominal muscles are still loose and without tone, no matter how many planks and crunches you force your body to perform. If you are simply not getting the results you want through your own efforts, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck.
WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that is performed as a component of a complete body contouring procedure. It is accompanied by liposuction to provide the smoothest results. Other procedures, such as fat transfer, may also be performed at the same time to enhance areas like the face, breast and buttocks, while whittling the midsection. The procedure involves tightening the underlying abdominal muscles, while removing excess skin and tissue to create a smoother profile. The procedure offers long-lasting benefits in a single procedure and recovery period.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Tummy tucks are performed under local anesthesia and conscious sedation on an outpatient basis. An incision is made across the lower abdomen, where scarring will be safely hidden within the bikini line. Through this incision, abdominal muscles are surgically tightened and loose skin and excess tissue is removed. In some cases, liposuction may be combined with a tummy tuck to achieve the best possible results.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
A tummy tuck may be recommended for men and women that have experienced laxity in the midsection that has prevented them from achieving a smoother, leaner contour. The procedure may also be performed on patients that have recently lost a significant amount of weight and now have loose skin and excess deposits of fat that are interfering with their final result. Tummy tucks are not advised for patients with some underlying medical conditions, those that are significantly overweight or smokers.
FEE FOR CONSULTATION?
Yes, there is a fee for a consultation with Dr. Gabinskiy, but the fee total will be deducted from the price of the procedure if you go ahead with treatment.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that does require a recovery period. Most patients experience bruising, swelling and discomfort immediately following the procedure, which can usually be managed with oral pain medication. A compression garment will also be worn after the procedure to reduce swelling and help the body conform to its new profile. Most patients are instructed to limit activity for the first week after the procedure and are back to full schedules within two weeks.
A tummy tuck is an effective way to achieve dramatic body contouring results that can last many years. To learn more about this procedure, contact BNG Aesthetics at 570-748-6445 or click here.
IS THERE ONLY ONE TYPE OF TUMMY TUCK?
TRADITIONAL OR FULL TUMMY TUCK
Traditional tummy tuck surgery is ideal for removing excess skin and fat from the entire abdominal region, from naval downwards. The incision is made from hipbone to hipbone and around the belly button. There will be a scar around the belly button however your surgeon will likely make the incision on the inner edge to make it more discreet. The horizontal scar can usually be hidden by undergarments or bathing suits.
MINI TUMMY TUCK
A mini tummy tuck is effective for getting rid of excessive fat of the lower abdominal area. Compared to a traditional tummy tuck, the incision line is shorter and the scar is similar to that of a C-section.
EXTENDED TUMMY TUCK
The extended technique is most effective or getting rid of the overall fat on your abdomen, flanks and back areas. It leaves a longer scar, but can be hidden by most undergarments or bathing suits.
CIRCUMFERENTIAL TUMMY TUCK
This method addresses everything the extended method does and more. It involves a surgical incision that extends completely around the waistline into the lower back and buttocks. Oftentimes, this approach is used for patients following massive weight loss or bariatric surgery.
REVERSE TUMMY TUCK
This method involves removing excess abdominal skin from the upper abdominal area. An inframammary incision below the breasts, leaves scars well hidden within breast crease. This technique can be combined with other breast procedures, such as a breast augmentation using the same incision, for optimal results.