Tummy Tuck in Miami (Abdominoplasty or Lipoabdominoplasty)

A flat, toned abdomen is a very common body image goal, but it is not an easy achievement. Even with regular dieting and exercise, flat abs may not be possible due to separated and protruding abdominal muscles common after pregnancy and weight loss. Both men and women who are struggling with their mid-section, fighting belly fat, and feeling defeated can find a solution with a tummy tuck.

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A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to remove excess fat and skin tissue, while also restoring weakened or separated abdominal muscles. Dr. Reyna’s tummy tuck patients find a smoother, firmer abdominal profile. You can also combine a tummy tuck with liposuction and many other procedures for a true “body lift.”

Dr. Reyna usually combines liposuction with tummy tuck so patients get two procedures in one and obtain a truly body transforming result.

Good Candidates For Tummy Tucks

Generally healthy men and women who are bothered by the appearance of their abdomen are generally good candidates for a tummy tuck. Ideal candidates are at a stable weight.

It is important to remember that tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss surgery. If you are planning to lose weight, it is important to wait until after you have done so to consider the surgery.

Tummy tucks can also be helpful for people who have recently lost weight and are now struggling with extra, hanging skin from their stomach. Abdominoplasties remove this excess skin while re-firming the underlying abdominal muscles.

About The Abdominoplasty Incision

The tummy tuck incision is a very common question that we have from our potential patients. A abdominoplasty scar is inevitable, due to the nature of the surgery. The incision is made at the bottom of the abdomen, directly at the pubic area. The incision is kept below the bikini line, so it can be easily hidden by bathing suit bottoms or underwear.

Depending on the amount of skin and fat to be removed, a well-hidden, second incision around the belly button is sometime used.

Tummy Tuck Procedure Details

The tummy tuck surgery begins with a horizontal incision at the pubic area. The length and shape of the incision varies depending on the amount of skin and fat to be removed.

Once the incision is made, the abdominal skin is lifted to uncover the abdominal muscles. The muscles are stitched together and repaired for a firmer, smooth result. Liposuction may also be used to removed fat in and around the abdomen.

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Any excess skin is also removed and the remaining skin is sutured back together. A new opening for the belly button is made at the navel.

Results and Recovery

The tummy tuck procedure results in a flatter, firmer midsection. Once swelling and bruising have been minimized, about two weeks after surgery the new abdominal contour will become apparent. Final results of the abdominoplasty will not be fully seen until up to six months after surgery, however you will see gradual improvements in the contour and shape.

The tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure that takes just a few hours. Immediately after surgery, Dr. Reyna will place bandages, gauze, and a compression garment around your abdomen to protect you and minimize swelling. For the first week, you will likely experience pain, discomfort, and swelling. After two weeks, most patients can return to work although strenuous activity should not be resumed for up to eight weeks.

Schedule Your Free Consultation in Miami

A tummy tuck can help you slim down your midsection and feel more confident about your body! Talk with top Miami plastic surgeon, Dr. Ronald Reyna, about your cosmetic options.

When you come in for a consultation, you will always meet with Dr. Reyna. Patients are able to talk with him about every aspect of the tummy tuck procedure and understand exactly how it will be performed. You’ll also be able to see past patients’ results and truly get comfortable with Dr. Reyna. Schedule your free consultation today by using the form below.

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