Let’s face it, we all want a flat stomach. Eating right and exercising are extremely important if you want a flat stomach, but despite hours spent at the gym and plenty of time spent dieting, sometimes that midsection bulge and loose skin refuses to go anywhere. Significant weight loss, pregnancy, and genetics contribute to loose, droopy tummy skin. Extra tissue and layers of fat in the abdomen area can create an unsightly “pooch” that crunches can’t take care of. Generally, this is due to weakened, separated abdominal muscles that allow belly fat and excess skin to sag. Have your tried the tummy tuck belt? Is it time to do something more?
If you want to get rid of that loose skin, Dr. Lawrence Broder can help. At Beleza MedSpa, we offer abdominoplasty, or tummy tucks, which is an efficient way to flatten your abdomen. Dr. Broder will determine during a pre-operative examinations the best plan for your body shape, walking you through the procedure step-by-step. During the tummy tuck surgery, any excess skin and fat will be removed, revealing the contours of your natural body shape.
The majority of the time, loose abdominal skin is located in the lower abdomen. This can lead to a pouch or apron of skin that is quite difficult to hide in clothes. Dr Broder offers a quicker and safer procedure to deal with this, the mini tummy tuck. An incision is still made in the upper pubic or lower abdominal area. The loose skin is freed up all the way to the belly button. A segment of loose skin is then removed and the edges sewn back together. The good thing about the mini tummy tuck is that it can be performed safely under local anesthesia. Eliminating general anesthesia greatly reduces the risk. In addition, the belly button does not have to relocated and the the surgical area is confined to a small area. This further reduces complications. Dr Broder combines the mini tummy tuck with aggressive smartlipo laser liposuction (also known as lipoabdominoplasty) to sculpt the rest of the abdomen.
Recovery after a traditional tummy tuck can be challenging. The large extent of the undermining leads to a great deal of discomfort as well as the need for drains. The limited extent of the mini tummy tuck markedly decreases pain and speeds recovery. Since local anesthetic is used. the patient is back on their feet immediately.No drains are necessary and just like liposuction, a compression garment must be worn.
The other big advantage of the mini tummy tuck besides safety and faster recovery, is the tummy tuck cost. By avoiding general anesthesia, the expense is greatly reduced. Plus the combination of liposuction and tummy tuck in one procedure, further reduces the tummy tuck cost.