Are you worried about your pregnancy stretch marks? Are sit-ups not helping you achieve the taut abdomen you wish for? Is exercise not helping you get rid of excess skin and fat? If so, a tummy tuck can be the solution for you. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a popular procedure that involves removal of the excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen.
Though there are numerous tummy tuck techniques, Dr Haque’s technique is effective for the whole abdomen. We do not only address the lower half of the abdomen where skin and fat are removed, but see to the entire abdomen. We address the whole abdomen because just dealing with the lower abdomen can leave patients with a uneven upper abdomen.
This procedure is suitable for those who have limited excess skin as well as patients with stretch marks beneath the belly button due to weight loss or pregnancy. This procedure is performed by a small excision of the lower abdominal fat and skin and can be followed by liposuction of the upper abdomen and love handles if indicated to create a feminine contour. Using a minimally invasive approach, the abdominal wall can be tightened to improve the appearance of your stomach and also narrow your waist. The scar is typically concealed under a swimsuit or undergarment.
Full Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
This procedure involves extensive sculpting of the abdominal wall. In full abdominoplasty (traditional tummy tuck), the excess skin above the belly button is removed along with the underlying fat.
Who should get a tummy tuck / abdominoplasty?
Women as well as men who wish to look more attractive and those who wish to improve the look of their abdomen and love handles should opt for a tummy tuck. Additionally, individuals who have lost weight through bariatric surgery and have excess skin can also benefit from this procedure.
How do I prepare for my tummy tuck / abdominoplasty?
Dr. Haque will discuss pre-procedure preparation with you during the consultation. This includes being free from nicotine for at least three weeks before the procedure.
Recovering after Tummy Tuck
Dr. Haque’s tummy tuck protocol facilitates your recovering as soon as possible. You should start walking the same evening to reduce the risk of clots. If you have had a tummy tuck with breast surgery and/or liposuction (also known as a Mommy Makeover) then your recovery might take a little bit longer than if you just had a tummy tuck.
Making an Appointment for your Tummy Tuck or Mommy makeover
To learn more about tummy tuck / abdominoplasty, Contact Us today and Schedule an Appointment with Dr Haque.