Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck” is a good operation for a woman who wishes to correct the changes of the abdomen after pregnancy. It is also appropriate for a man or woman who have lost weight and wish to shape the abdominal area further. Abdominoplasty can treat several areas of the abdomen. Extra skin and stretchmarks are removed, the underlying stomach muscles tightened and the waist shaped.
There are several variations of an abdominoplasty and they range from a mini-abdominoplasty to a full body lift.
In a mini-abdominoplasty, the length of the incision is kept as short as possible. It is an appropriate operation for a person whose skin looseness and stretchmarks are mostly in the lower abdomen.
A full abdominoplasty also treats the upper abdomen. The separation of the stomach muscles which occurs after pregnancy can be repaired. Liposuction is often used to treat the sides of the stomach.
A circumferential trunk lift is appropriate for a person who has lost a significant amount of weight and is left with loose skin of the front and back. Dr. Samimi will discuss these different options with you at length and help you choose the most appropriate procedure.