May 15th, 2015 Blog Admin
If you’re a mom or someone who’s lost a lot of unwanted weight, then you should be able to feel proud of your accomplishments. Unfortunately, changes in the body can compromise self-esteem, and sometimes make it difficult to feel great about yourself. The stomach is often the most pressing concern for women and men who have sagging skin and “problem areas” of stubborn fat. While diet and exercise can improve some of these issues, sometimes natural methods just aren’t enough to get the desired look. In these cases, tummy tuck surgery might be a good option. However, the procedure is not right for everyone. Let’s take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of this popular surgery. Read the rest of this entry »
January 2nd, 2014 Blog Admin
Weight loss is always a popular New Year’s resolution. For people who manage to lose the weight, the results may not be as pleasing as imagined. After weight loss, many men and women find their skin doesn’t bounce back as well as they’d hoped, and those loose skin folds make it hard to fit into clothing. Despite the weight loss, some fat may not go away, even with the strictest diet and exercise routines. Unsightly cellulite also plagues people, especially women, and makes getting into shorts and bathing suits stressful. Read the rest of this entry »
April 25th, 2013 Blog Admin
You’ve tried crunches, sit-ups, and various diets, but you still can’t shake that last bit of flab from your abdomen. Some people cannot achieve a flat stomach on their own no matter how many crunches they do because of age or multiple pregnancies. There are, however, many body sculpting techniques available to help you achieve your goals.
Abdominoplasty (also known as the tummy tuck) can remove excess fat deposits around the waist area that can cause discomfort from irritated skin rubbing together or embarrassment from the loss of a natural contour. The surgery can also tighten muscles in the abdominal area. After pregnancy, many women often find their lower body area around the abdomen sagging from the weight of excess skin and fat they never fully lost. Read the rest of this entry »
February 1st, 2013 Blog Admin
It doesn’t happen overnight, but one day you may take a good look at yourself and find that what used to be a lovely little belly curve has turned into a full-blown beach ball. Perhaps you’ve tried every diet there is, have exercised, have even meditated to try to melt the fat away, but no matter what you do it’s still there. And with age it will only become more noticeable. Trying to stuff the excess skin into a girdle works for a while, but then even that becomes impossible. This is the time for a tummy tuck. In the hands of a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon, this procedure is safe and successful.
Abdominoplasty, the medical name for this operation, is the perfect solution to a sagging abdomen. One can have loose, hanging skin or quite a protrusion in that area. It is not attractive and is certainly not good for one’s general health. The solution is to get rid of that excess, drooping skin. You will have a new lease on life when you first see your more youthful, firmer tummy.
To perform a tummy tuck, the surgeon will make an incision just above the pubic area which will run from hipbone to hipbone. It is through this incision that the excess fat and skin will be removed and the underlying abdominal muscles will be tightened. Often times, another incision is made around the belly button to reposition the belly button if excess skin and fat are being removed from the upper abdomen. If you and your surgeon decide on a partial tummy tuck to address the area below the bellow button only, the additional incision will not be made.
Abdominoplasty surgery usually lasts anywhere from two to five hours, and dressings are applied to the incision area afterward. A general anaesthetic is given, or in some cases a local anaesthetic and sedation will be used.
When opting for a tummy tuck, it is imperative that you seek out a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who is also board certified. The Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Dearborn, Michigan, has an impressive record of successful abdominoplasty surgery. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (866) 487-3223.