Excess skin, stubborn fat, and previous pregnancies or surgeries can get in the way of your beach body, making it difficult to achieve a flattering figure. A full or partial tummy tuck can completely transform your stomach, giving you a tighter, more toned abdomen.
At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest M. DiGeronimo offers abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, to give you the flat, taut belly you’ve always dreamed of having.
The abdominoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries, for obvious reasons. A flat stomach is a symbol of health, youth, and vitality. Many women seek out tummy tucks as part of a “mommy makeover,” which helps them get back to their prepregnancy figure.
Tummy tucks have been around for decades, but advancements in medicine have made the procedure safer and more effective than ever. The general concept is simple: Dr. DiGeronimo makes a small incision to open the abdomen, tightens the muscles and removes excess fat, then closes the incision, removing excess skin if needed.
Every surgery is unique, which is why an experienced surgeon is required. Dr. DiGeronimo will be able to help you set realistic goals and choose between a full and partial tummy tuck.
A complete abdominoplasty is considered standard procedure. It involves completely detaching the skin from the abdominal wall. Dr. DiGeronimo then tightens the muscles and tissue underneath, removing any excess fat or skin.
Finally, he’ll use liposuction to refine the results. Once your stomach is properly toned, the skin is stretched tight and stitched back up. Care is taken to reduce scarring and make your results appear as natural as possible.
A partial or mini tummy tuck is exactly what the name implies: an abdominoplasty that targets the lower portion of your tummy. This procedure is good for people who have a “pouch,” or excess skin and fat that gathers below the navel.
During a partial abdominoplasty, the incision is made right above your bikini line. Then, the area is tightened and refined, sometimes with liposuction. The results are similar to a full tummy tuck, which makes this surgery a viable alternative for those who don’t require the complete procedure.
Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a deeply personal decision. You should be confident, clear-minded, and realistic when you decide to receive a tummy tuck. Do not seek out an abdominoplasty if:
If you want to have children or lose weight, postpone your abdominoplasty until you’ve reached those goals. A tummy tuck is not an alternative for weight loss, and your results will not last if your weight fluctuates.
To learn more about abdominoplasty and determine if you’re a good candidate, talk to a professional. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. DiGeronimo by calling 305-376-0378, or you can request an appointment online.