A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common cosmetic procedure that involves sculpting and tightening the abdomen area to achieve a flatter belly. Usually, this means making an incision in the lower abdomen, removing excess fat and tissue, and then pulling the skin down and securing it into a new position with sutures.
Since all abdomens are different, Luis A. Viñas, MD carefully analyzes the structure and shape of your abdomen, flanks, waist, and hips, which all influence the chosen abdominoplasty technique.
For example, the surgical approach is different for a person whose main concern is a loss of tone than for a person who has excess skin from weight loss or pregnancy.
If you’re not sure a tummy tuck is right for you, Luis A. Viñas, MD can help you decide which procedure matches the goals you have for your body. A tummy tuck is the ideal cosmetic surgery procedure for:
In general, you must be in good health to have a tummy tuck procedure, and it’s also important to have realistic goals for the outcome. Luis A. Viñas, MD can also perform other cosmetic procedures in addition to your tummy tuck, such as liposuction, that can enhance your results.
A tummy tuck helps to beautifully tone and shape your abdomen, but you can compromise your results if you gain or lose a significant amount of weight. To maintain the long-term benefits of this surgery, make sure you have a plan for a balanced diet and exercise program.
In some cases, a second procedure is necessary to tone and tighten the abdomen. However, if you carefully follow your aftercare instructions, you’ll enjoy the benefits of your new and improved abdomen for years to come.
To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and have a personalized consultation with Luis A. Viñas, MD, book an appointment online today.
*individual results may vary