Surgery of the Abdomen (Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck”)
Generally referred to as a “tummy tuck”, abdominoplasty may reduce excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure may also help to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles. Women, with stretched abdominal areas due to previous pregnancies, can benefit considerably from abdominoplasty, although they should have completed their childbearing. Older individuals whose skin has lost some of its elasticity and are slightly obese can experience an improvement in their abdominal area. If you are in generally good physical shape but are concerned about abdominal fat deposits or loose skin that does not respond to diet and exercise, the procedure can potentially reduce a protruding abdomen.* Abdominoplasty can produce a permanent scar which can possibly extend to both sides of your hips, although the scar will likely be located below the bikini or bathing suit line.
What is a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
Liposuction (Lipoplasy / Suction Lipectomy)
Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by potentially reducing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.
Liposuction techniques can be used to reduce localized fat deposits of several areas, including:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
Talk to one of our board certified plastic surgeons about your concerns. We are here to help and explain how you may be a good candidate for liposuction.