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.
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Whenever summer comes around, many women are thrilled to pull out their tank tops, bikinis, and form-fitting clothing. However, if you have problems with bra fat, you may feel insecure every time you want to show off your body. Feeling comfortable in a bra or a bikini is important for every woman’s confidence. That is why more and more women are turning to bra fat removal surgery.
What Is Bra Fat Removal Surgery?
Bra fat removal surgery looks to remove the excess fat that collects and shows whenever you wear a bra or a bikini. This fat typically bunches underneath the bra straps, below the bra, or in the pocket around the armpit, which is known as “bra bulge.” These collections can make a person look like they have rolls and make women feel insecure in tops or bikinis.
Will Exercise Work Instead?
While exercise can work for some parts of the body, it is necessary to remember that you cannot “spot focus” when working out. When your body loses weight, it can come off from anywhere on your body, sometimes achieving different results than you wanted. For example, many women complain about retaining fat in their problem areas and losing weight somewhere they would prefer to keep it, such as their breasts.
What Are the Benefits of Bra Fat Removal Surgery?
If bra fat is an issue for you, surgery is a guaranteed solution. Even removing a small amount of fat can have a significant effect on the body”s contouring.
What Does Bra Fat Removal Surgery Look Like?
The most effective way to remove excess “bra fat” is with liposuction. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) defines liposuction as a process that targets specific areas to remove unwanted fat and reshape and contour the body.
There are varying types of liposuction procedures, but they all follow similar patterns. A patient is put under local or general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will then remove the excess fat through a cannula (a hollow tube attached to a suctioning device). How long your surgery will take will depend on how much fat you are removing. The recovery process will also vary from patient to patient, but most people will experience mild discomfort and will need one to two weeks before they can get back to work and day-to-day activities.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Liposuction results are generally long lasting as long as you maintain your weight after the procedure. It is truly a fresh start for your body and your self-esteem!
Interested in Learning More?
If you are tired of feeling uncomfortable with your bra fat, book a consultation with Dr. Troy Andreasen today. Dr. Andreasen and his team have years of experience in body and breast contouring procedures. Call 909-291-4900 for more information or fill out our online contact form to book a consultation today.
Many people who desire a flatter and shapelier figure find themselves struggling with excess fat in various areas of their body.
Stubborn fatty tissue can seem impossible to get rid of, especially after spending countless hours at the gym.
Some people can “slim down” through diet and exercise, but others find it difficult to remove fat in those troublesome areas throughout their bodies.
Fortunately, there are surgical procedures that can address these concerns. Liposuction gets rid of these fatty deposits to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Severe Cases of Excess Skin and Fat
In severe cases of excess skin and fat, it is common for patients to combine multiple procedures in one sitting to extend their results.
One of the most popular combinations is liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Here is a video of Dr. Andreasen performing a liposuction/tummy tuck combination procedure to help give you an idea of how impactful this surgery can be:
To see the complete video of this procedure and many more, visit Dr. Andreasen’s Instagram page. For more information about tummy tuck procedures, click here.
What Does Liposuction Do?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that effectively removes fat deposits in multiple areas of the body.
This procedure uses a special device known as a cannula, a thin tube that is inserted into the area you wish to treat. The cannula suctions away the fat cells, reshaping your body to create slim, sexy, and toned contours.
What Are the Advantages of Liposuction?
Flexible Fat Removal
Some areas of the body are much easier to trim down than others. Even after cutting back on sugary, fatty snacks and going to the gym every week, there are still areas of fat that linger.
Liposuction can eliminate fat for good in the following areas:
A Slimmer Tummy
A woman considers liposuction treatment to rid herself of stubborn pockets of fat throughout her body.
One of the most common areas that many patients wish to treat is their abdomen. For patients with good skin elasticity, liposuction alone can remove those stubborn bulges to provide them with a flat and lean stomach they have always desired.
More Clothing Options
Many patients striving to achieve a fit appearance often hide behind loose-fitting clothes to cover their bodies.
Removing just a few inches of targeted fat in the right areas via liposuction can help you look and feel comfortable even when you are wearing tight clothing.
How Can We Help You?
To learn more about liposuction and its price or to determine if you are an ideal candidate, please call our office at (909) 291-4900 or schedule a consultation with us online today!
Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction provide great results for men and women who need help getting rid of those last few pounds that diet and exercise can’t touch. While many patients look into plastic surgery to help them meet their physical and aesthetic goals, knowing which type of procedure will best suit your needs can play a significant role in your final results. To determine whether you need tummy tuck surgery or liposuction, we have provided some information below to help you choose the procedure that will give you the body contours you desire.
When deciding to undergo any body contouring procedure, one should do so for themselves and not because they wish to please other people. Both tummy tuck surgery and liposuction require patients to be in good physical health and at a stable weight before their surgery. It is also best that you refrain from smoking for at least two weeks before and after your procedure.
Patients considering tummy tuck surgery typically struggle with excess fat, loose skin, and weak abdominal muscles that have developed as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, and aging. Liposuction candidates have good skin elasticity and wish to rid themselves of stubborn fat deposits in various regions of the body that have also developed from pregnancy or weight loss. While tummy tuck surgery and liposuction address specific regions, they both can provide you with:
Slimmer body contours
An attractive and balanced figure
What’s the Difference?
While both procedures can help patients improve their overall figure by removing unwanted fat and excess skin, tummy tuck surgery and liposuction differ in technique.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Patients can choose between traditional liposuction or ultrasound or laser-assisted liposuction to eliminate unwanted fat. During your procedure, a small incision is made in the treatment area and a thin tube (cannula) is inserted under the skin. Excess fat is then gently suctioned out as the cannula is moved in a slow back and forth motion. Liposuction can be used in the following areas:
May patients who have lost a significant amount of weight develop skin laxity that liposuction alone cannot treat. Tummy tuck surgery can be combined with your liposuction procedure to address not only loose skin and excess fat, but also repair weak and separated abdominal muscles.
During your procedure, you will have the option of undergoing a mini, standard, or extended tummy tuck depending on your needs. An incision will be made near the pubic area and excess skin and fat will be removed. The underlying abdominal muscles are also repaired during this process. The remaining skin is then pulled down, and the incision is closed using surgical sutures.
To schedule a consultation, please contact us today!
Recovery Time and Proper Healing
Once you have undergone your liposuction or tummy tuck procedure, it is crucial that you follow all post-operative instructions from your surgeon. Depending on how much excess skin or fat was removed during your surgery, it could take a few weeks for your body to fully recover.
Your Recovery Guide
Protecting Your Incisions
During your recovery, you will be asked to care for your incisions by wearing a compression garment to help minimize swelling. Make sure you avoid getting your wounds wet since they will need time to heal correctly. Once you have been cleared to shower, use a soft rag and warm water to gently clean around the treated area when washing up. If drainage tubes have been applied, it is important to empty any excess fluid or blood.
Sticking to a Healthy Diet
Following your liposuction or tummy tuck surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising that should resolve after a few days. It is important that you avoid any strenuous activities that can put stress on your body for approximately six weeks. However, you are encouraged to take light walks around the house so blood clots do not develop and the blood can circulate through your body. You will be able to return to work between one and two weeks after your surgery unless told otherwise by your surgeon.
Maintaining Your Results
Once your body has fully recovered after a few months, you will begin to see immediate results. Unfortunately, it can be just as easy to regain stubborn fat or excess skin if you are not careful. Eating a balanced diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins while also sticking to an exercise routine can help you maintain a slim figure.
To learn more about tummy tuck surgery or liposuction, please call our office at (909) 291-4900 or schedule a consultation online today!
LIPOSUCTION INLAND EMPIRE – LIPOPLASTY RIVERSIDE
In order to achieve the best body sculpting results possible; Troy J. Andreasen, M.D. is an Inland Empire liposuction professional who offers the highest level of professionalism and extensive experience in breast and body procedures. Located in Ontario near the Ontario National Airport, our liposuction doctor frequently attracts patients throughout the Southern California area, from such cities as Riverside.
WHY CHOOSE DR. ANDREASEN?
He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), making him an excellent choice for your aesthetic needs.
If you have excess deposits of fat resistant to a healthy diet and regular exercise, liposuction surgery, or “lipoplasty” may be right for you. This procedure may be performed in specific areas of the body and is often combined with additional contouring procedures.
In addition to liposuction, you may choose to undergo the following:
Tummy tuck surgery (“abdominoplasty”): When performed along with abdominal liposuction, this procedure helps to sculpt the mid-section into a flatter, better contoured shape.
Breast augmentation (“augmentation mammaplasty”): This procedure enhances and increases the shape of the breasts with the insertion of saline or silicone gel breast implants.
Breast lift surgery (“mastopexy”): It lifts and restores the shape of the breasts by removing excess skin and tissue, then tightening and lifting to a more youthful position.
One or more of these procedures performed with liposuction may offer a patient the best body sculpting results possible. Some common areas our Ontario and Riverside liposuction patients opt for include the abdomen, buttock, hips, and/or thigh liposuction. Dr. Andreasen often combines laser and ultrasonic liposuction in order to promote increased fat removal.
To learn more about liposuction, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Andreasen. During your appointment, you will be able to discuss the risks and benefits of liposuction, view before and after liposuction pictures of past patients, and learn how to prepare for surgery, both before and after liposuction.
Our Inland Empire liposuction surgeon can be contacted for an appointment by calling (909) 291-4900 or sending Dr. Andreasen an e-mail at email@example.com; he will respond to your questions personally. If you prefer, fill out our contact form to obtain additional information.
Isolated portrait of a beautiful and sexy young woman, sitting with a bare back.
Looking for a way to shave off a few inches in time for summer? Sometimes, dieting and exercise just aren’t enough to help you get the beach body of your dreams. With liposuction, you have an effective means of fat reduction from stubborn areas like the love handles and buttocks.
Liposuction achieves fat reduction by suctioning out fat from parts of the body. There are different variations on technique such as laser or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Liposuction is an extremely versatile procedure that can target fat on many different parts of the body such as the neck, ankles and stomach. Depending on how extensive the procedure is, you can be back to your normal routine in as little as three to four weeks.
Speak with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Troy Andreasen for more information about fat reduction and liposuction.
Contact us at our office in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.
3 Minute Read: 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 […]
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Many people who desire a flatter and shapelier figure find themselves struggling with excess fat in various areas of their body. Stubborn fatty tissue can seem impossible to get rid of, especially after spending countless hours at the gym. Some people can “slim down” through diet and exercise, but others find it difficult to remove […]
Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction provide great results for men and women who need help getting rid of those last few pounds that diet and exercise can’t touch. While many patients look into plastic surgery to help them meet their physical and aesthetic goals, knowing which type of procedure will best suit your needs can […]
LIPOSUCTION INLAND EMPIRE – LIPOPLASTY RIVERSIDE In order to achieve the best body sculpting results possible; Troy J. Andreasen, M.D. is an Inland Empire liposuction professional who offers the highest level of professionalism and extensive experience in breast and body procedures. Located in Ontario near the Ontario National Airport, our liposuction doctor frequently attracts patients […]
Looking for a way to shave off a few inches in time for summer? Sometimes, dieting and exercise just aren’t enough to help you get the beach body of your dreams. With liposuction, you have an effective means of fat reduction from stubborn areas like the love handles and buttocks. Liposuction achieves fat reduction by […]
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"I have had a few people tell me to check out other doctors with cheaper costs but am not interested at all. I am very insecure when it comes to certain parts of my body and i felt very comfortable and sure that I wanted you to do this surgery."
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