Tummy tucks involve removal of excess skin, stretch marks, and fat; then your Miami plastic surgeon will tighten your abdominal muscles, revealing a sleek, contoured, and firmer figure. Many women choose a tummy tuck to correct stubborn weight gain, post pregnancy weight gain, and damaged abdominal skin. Nearly everyone experiences mid-body fat that will not respond to working out and dieting.
A board-certified plastic surgeon will make an incision very low on the tummy. The good news is, this incision is generally concealed by a bathing suit! The next step in the procedure is to elevate the skin away from the muscle and cinch the muscle together. The surgeon will then remove the excess skin and fat; leaving you with a tummy that you will love. All in all, the procedure typically takes two or more hours to complete. It is common for most procedures to include liposuction of the lower back and/or hips to further define the hour-glass shape.
If you are considering a Tummy Tuck, you should know that the operation does more than create a firmer, more well-defined midsection. Consider a few of the medical benefits you may experience after you have healed. Before the procedure, most women carry a bunch of excess skin combined with weak abdominal muscles which can lead to what is commonly known as “sway back.” This is sometimes characterized by some back pain. A tummy tuck can often alleviate this pain to varying degrees, while at the same time, improve posture. After childbirth, many women end up with a hernia at the belly button. This is manifest as a little bulge on one side of the belly button skin. This is often repaired during a tummy tuck.
A Mommy Makeover is a procedure that takes a more comprehensive approach for patients who feel that their pregnancy took a significant toll on their figure. If they would like to regain their pre-childbirth body, they may opt for a Mommy Makeover. This typically includes a Tummy Tuck along with targeted liposuction, a breast lift, and/or breast augmentation. Combining a tummy tuck with other body-reshaping procedures reduces the overall post-operative recovery and the cost. The end result is a shapely form that enhances a mother’s beauty.
Locally recognized as Dr. Z, Dr. Alexander Zuriarrain is a top-rated Miami plastic surgeon with a passion for perfectionism and attention to detail. Dr. Z understands the importance of an individualized approach. He adapts his procedures to every patient’s unique body type. You are an important voice in the process as he combines your goals with his experience, giving his patients excellent results in a setting that is focused on patient safety. Well-known for his surgical talent, his patients enjoy his warm, caring personality and appreciate his professional bedside manner. Dr. Z sees patients not only in Miami, but across the United States and Latin America. Call today to request a Miami office or virtual consultation to learn more about individually focused plastic surgery.
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