Woman considering her options for a tummy tuck.
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Tummy tuck surgery is an increasingly popular procedure pursued by patients who have difficulty melting away excess fat around the lower belly after weight loss or childbirth. Genetics, pregnancy, and major weight fluctuations can also cause skin sagging around the abdomen that cannot be tightened using diet or exercise.
Do I Have Multiple Tummy Tuck Options?
Different tummy tuck options cater to the varying needs of patients. While there are many variations of the tummy tuck, every tummy tuck will flatten the midsection by removing skin and fat.
With so many tummy tuck techniques to choose from, it can be challenging to know which one is right for you.
Do You Have a Small Lower Belly Pooch?
With a mini tummy tuck, women and men with a little extra fullness in the abdomen can realize smooth and flat abdominal contours.
This method is best for patients who would like to treat muscle laxity but do not have significant excess skin. This less-invasive, smaller-incision tummy tuck is great for correcting the appearance of a “pooch.”
Are You Looking for Improvement After Having Children?
A traditional tummy tuck is usually recommended for women with a moderate amount of excess skin and fat in the abdomen. This excess may develop after childbirth or weight loss, but is limited to the upper and lower abdomen.
The traditional technique uses one incision that runs along the lower pubic area and another incision around the navel. This method is useful for treating weak or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) and misshapen or mispositioned navels.
Did You Lose Some Weight?
An extended tummy tuck is best suited for people who have moderate to significant skin folds around the abdomen and hips after weight loss or multiple pregnancies. This technique is beneficial for weight-loss patients who would like to highlight their new contours.
For an extended tummy tuck, a longer incision is made along the lower abdominal area that travels around the hips.
Have You Lost a Massive Amount of Weight?
The circumferential body lift is the most comprehensive form of the tummy tuck. Using this method, excess skin and fat are removed from the lower abdomen, hips, and lower back, creating 360-degree enhancement of the midsection.
This method is reserved for patients who require significant correction. A circumferential body lift can help to correct diastasis recti and remove significantly hanging skin after weight loss, such as that experienced after gastric bypass surgery.
How Will I Know Which Tummy Tuck Is Best for Me?
The appropriate tummy tuck option will depend on your goals, prior health conditions, and level of correction needed. Since your body type plays a role in how your fat is distributed, this will also help determine the correct techniques and how your contours can be enhanced.
If you are still wondering which tummy tuck method would work best for you, schedule a consultation with your surgeon to learn more about your options.
Your consultation is the ideal time to share your desires and concerns. Your surgeon can use this information to determine whether you are the right candidate for a tummy tuck and advise you on which tummy tuck technique will help you best achieve your goals.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are interested in tummy tuck surgery and would like to learn more about which option may be best for you, please contact Dr. Andreasen by calling 909-291-4900 or by filling out our online contact form to set up a consultation.
Are you bothered by a sagging stomach with loose excess skin? Often, sagging skin around the abdomen doesn’t respond to dieting or exercise. This skin is a result of factors such as age, heredity, pregnancy or prior surgery. Tummy tucks are surgical procedures designed for those who are looking to firm and flatten their stomachs.
Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasties, are highly individualized procedures performed with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. There are variations in technique in terms of incision size and direction. One example is a full tummy tuck, which involves in horizontal incision above the pubic hairline and below the belly button.
Discussing your goals with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Troy Andreasen will help you answer any questions you may have about tummy tucks.
Contact us at our office in the Inland Empire to schedule your consultation today.
An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure than can dramatically reshape the midsection. Many people struggle with the appearance of excess body fat and skin tissue around their stomachs. Often, dangling and sagging tissue is a result of pregnancy, extreme weight loss or rapid fluctuations in body shape.
There are some general steps when it comes to the abdominoplasty procedure. First, the surgery begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort. Then a horizontal incision is made across the lower abdomen, just below the belly button. Additional incisions may be made depending on what has been discussed. The incisions are closed with sutures. When the procedure is over, there will be swelling, and the final results will appear after your body has recovered. It must be noted that each procedure is specified for each patient and there is no one-size-fits all approach.
Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Troy Andreasen for more information.
Contact us at our office in the Inland Empire if you’d like to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Tummy tucks are one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries. If you are concerned with excessive sagging of the skin around your stomach, then an abdominoplasty is likely an ideal procedure. Abdominoplasties are offered in a variety of techniques. One of them is called the floating abdominoplasty, which offers additional tightening through a relatively small incision.
A floating abdominoplasty, also known as the FAB technique, is characterized by a smaller incision and tightening of the stomach muscles. This is achieved by temporarily detaching the belly button while the stomach muscles between the sternum and the pubic area are tightened. Liposuction is also available in conjunction with this technique.
Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Troy Andreasen to learn more about what procedure is right for you.
If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us at our office in the Inland Empire.
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Tummy tucks are an effective way to regain your figure. Often, through pregnancy, extreme weight loss or aging, the skin and muscles in the abdominal area sag or droop. With the tummy tuck, technically known as an abdominoplasty, there is a solution to correct this problem.
An important step in preparing for your abdominoplasty is gathering information. The more you know, the better you’ll understand the procedure, the more effectively you’ll be able to communicate your expectations and the better your results will be. Coming into your consultation with a list of prepared questions is a great way to make the most of your session.
Some examples of good questions are:
-Am I a good candidate for this?
-What do I need to do in order to get the best results?
-What is the ideal technique for me?
-What is the recovery process going to be like?
An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Troy Andreasen will be able to answer these questions and more.
Contact our office if you would like to schedule a consultation.
Many people, men and women alike, are dissatisfied with the appearance of their midsection. Inland Empire Abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, is a procedure designed to remove the excess fat and skin hanging from the midsection as well as tighten the abdominal muscles. Tummy Tucks are especially popular among women who’ve given birth and haven’t been able to recuperate their pre-baby midsection and among men and women who’ve undergone a dramatic weight loss and are left with excess hanging skin.
Dr. Andreasen has helped countless men and women achieve the midsection of their dreams through abdominoiplasty, creating more slender, firm and contoured waistlines. In some cases, liposuction or other additional procedures may be required to achieve the results desired, which Dr. Andreasen will discuss with you at length during your one-on-one consultation session.
If you are ready to learn more about how to improve your mid-section once and for all, contact Dr. Andreasen today to start discussing your options.