Restore Your Slim Physique with a Tummy Tuck
Sometimes despite persistent exercise and maintenance of a reasonable weight, the abdominal area does not present a tight, flat appearance. This may be due to excess fatty tissue in the area or skin loosened by pregnancy or weight loss. Dr. Newman performs tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty for individuals who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their midsection. Abdominoplasty is a highly effective procedure that can tighten and flatten the abdomen, creating a more attractive appearance.
Is Abdominoplasty Right for Me?
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) can remove excess skin in the abdominal region and tighten the remainder for a firmer, flatter appearance.Abdominoplasty is best used to correct problems directly associated with the midsection; it is not an overall weight loss solution. In fact, abdominoplasty is most suitable for men and women of relatively normal weight who have loose skin or excess fat in the abdominal region. It can also be an appropriate choice for women whose abdominal muscles have been stretched and weakened by pregnancy.
Abdominoplasty is a good choice for many people but it is not right for everyone. If you are considering weight loss after surgery, you should discuss whether or not this is the right time for abdominoplasty with Dr. Newman. Women who are planning to have children after the procedure should also talk to Dr. Newman about their specific cases. People who have had previous surgeries in the abdominal region may or may not be good candidates for a tummy tuck. The best way to find out if the procedure could work for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Newman.
What should I expect from the consultation?
The decision to undergo abdominoplasty is personal, and your consultation is focused on your individual needs and goals.During your tummy tuck consultation, Dr. Newman will ask about your medical history, including any medications (prescription or nonprescription) and any previous surgeries. This is important in assessing whether or not tummy tuck surgery is the right choice for you. Honesty and frank discussion are important for your health and potential results.
Your tummy tuck consultation will also include an evaluation of your abdominal region. This includes the elasticity and firmness of your skin, the tightness of your muscles, the location and amount of underlying fat, and the condition of any scars from previous surgeries (including caesarians).
Finally, you and Dr. Newman will discuss your options. Some patients who come in considering abdominoplasty find that they may only need liposuction. The only way to get individual feedback about your situation is to meet with Dr. Newman one-on-one.
How is abdominoplasty performed?
Tummy tuck usually begins with an incision made across the pubic area. In most cases, the incision can be made low enough that the small scar will be covered by a swimsuit. The length of the incision depends on how much skin needs to be removed. In addition, some patients need a second incision made around the belly button. This is necessary when there is a significant amount of loose skin above the belly button.
In either case, Dr. Newman then proceeds to remove excess fat and skin. He may tighten the underlying muscles as well. When possible, skin with stretch marks is trimmed away.
What should I know about my results?
Most abdominoplasty patients report a high level of satisfaction with their results. You can expect a tighter, flatter midsection soon after surgery. The scar from your surgery will never completely disappear, but it will fade with time. Dr. Newman is extensively trained and practiced in the most advanced scar-minimizing tummy tuck techniques. He can usually place the incision low enough to be covered even while wearing a swimsuit. If this is not possible in your case, Dr. Newman will let you know during your consultation.
The results of abdominoplasty should last for many years unless your body weight changes dramatically. Maintaining a stable weight can help improve the longevity of your beautiful new look!