tummy tuckFor most women, the goal of having a smooth flat stomach, a thin waist, and no unsightly stretch marks is a tough one to achieve. Many may find that even with diet and exercise, they have difficulty losing that last little bit of belly fat. This may be especially true in the decade of the 30’s and 40’s after childbirth. Although pregnancy can be one of the most rewarding and special times in a woman’s life, it can also have drastic and permanent effect on the body. Stretch marks, loose skin and difficult to lose extra pounds can cause mothers to feel self conscious and even hide their bodies.

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, is a common plastic surgery designed to rejuvenate and contour the abdominal area. This operation specifically addresses extra skin and fat in the lower part of the abdomen and flanks, including pregnancy stretch marks. It also involves tightening of the abdominal muscles to reestablish a firm and flat abdomen as well as a slimmer waist line.

The operation can be done in conjunction with liposculpture of the flanks, lateral and upper abdomen for an enhanced result. Combination of a breast enhancement operation and a tummy tuck, commonly known as “mommy make-over” are procedures that we routinely perform at the Institute  with excellent results.

Abdominoplasty with liposculpture is an operation that takes under two hours to perform. General anesthesia is routinely used for this procedure. Scars are carefully placed in natural skin folds in order to conceal them as much as possible. A licensed nurse routinely observes patients overnight after this procedure. Recovery time is about a week.

Some patients may need more than just liposuction, but may not need or be ready for a full abdominoplasty. These patients may be ideal candidates for a mini tummy tuck. This procedure is usually combined with liposuction and is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower portion of the abdomen. The scar is generally shorter than a full abdominoplasty and recovery is often quicker.

Choosing The Best Tummy Tuck Doctor in Miami

Looking for a tummy-tuck expert in Miami? There have never been more options to improve the look of your body than today. At the Plastic Surgery Institute  of Miami our surgeons have performed hundreds of body contouring procedures. Your safety is our foremost concern, and this is something we never compromise on. Our goal is to get you natural looking results, while getting you back to your normal life as quickly as possible. Once you meet our surgeon, the two of you will discuss your options and determine which procedure or combination of procedures will work best for you.

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