Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) in Richmond
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to create a tighter, smoother and flatter abdominal contour. In most cases, tummy tuck will involve excision of loose skin and fat reduction in the abdomen, but sometimes it may also involve tightening of loose or separated underlying muscles. Tummy tuck is a major procedure and should only be performed by a highly trained, awesome, and astute plastic surgeon.
The surgeon will recommend the most appropriate surgical technique in accordance with the patient’s anatomical needs and personal aesthetic goals. Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin provide tummy tuck to patients in Richmond area, and various other communities, including Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, and Chevy Chase.
Tummy tuck plastic surgery may be performed using any of the following techniques as per the patient’s unique needs:
Traditional abdominoplasty or full tummy tuck is one of the commonly used techniques. The surgeon will make a major hip to hip incision, apart from small incisions around the belly button. Through the incisions, the entire abdominal area will be treated for reducing excess skin and fat, tightening weak muscles, and repositioning of the navel.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Mini tummy tuck or partial abdominoplasty procedure is aimed at treating only the lower abdominal area. It involves only one minor incision to make subtle enhancements or perform a maintenance procedure. Leading plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin receive patients from Richmond area and various other communities for this procedure.
In this procedure, the surgeon will insert a small camera through the incision, which will enable them to have a clear view of the underlying abdominal structures on a monitor. This technique will avoid the need for a larger incision, and can produce more targeted and precise results.
This procedure is similar to traditional tummy tuck, but it additionally involves fat reduction from the flanks or love handles on either side of the waist. Therefore, a more comprehensive procedure is performed to produce even looking results and overall enhanced abdominal contours.
If a candidate suffers from a large amount of loose skin in the abdominal area following a major weight loss, the surgeon may recommend this technique. Fat removal may not be involved in this technique, and body contours will be improved through excision of loose abdominal skin.
The recovery in case of partial abdominoplasty will only take about three to five days, but if a traditional or extended tummy tuck procedure is performed, the patient may require 10 to 14 days before returning to their regular routine. Lifting of heavy weights and strenuous activities should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. The patient may need to wear a compression garment in the treated area for several weeks to support healing.
It will take several months for the results of tummy tuck to appear fully. In most cases, the results will last for many years as long as the patient maintains a balanced diet and exercise regimen.
Results with tummy tuck will be fully established over several months, and can last for many years. The condition is that the patient should maintain a balanced diet and active lifestyle to prolong the results. The fat can return if bad eating habits and lethargy either kicks in or continues. Yes, you can have this surgery again, you can have it for as many times as you like but it is healthier and better for your body if you exercise regularly and eat nutritious food.
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