in Aventura, Florida
A flat and well-toned midsection is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. However, in some instances, these methods cannot achieve our goals. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty will help you improve the shape and appearance of your abdomen.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, flattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
Tummy Tuck Consultation
During your confidential and private evaluation, Dr. Sarraga will carefully listen to your goals and objectives and carefully perform a physical exam. He will also discuss your options and advantages of the different procedures.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
The procedure is done under general anesthesia and may be done in the Office Approved Surgical Facility or the Hospital. Through a lower abdominal incision (low to conceal It with your underwear), the skin and excess fat are dissected all the way up to your upper abdomen and raised like a flap. Then Dr. Sarraga will usually tighten the abdominal wall to create a more shapely silhouette. Then the tissues are brought down and the excess skin and fat are trimmed. The incision is closed and then the umbilicus is brought back out and restructured. Drains are placed prior to final closure and special long lasting anesthetic is injected into the tissues for postoperative pain control.
Dr. Sarraga typically performs liposuction to the surrounding areas to help shape and contour the midsection. You will be asked to wear a supportive garment for a few months and should expect to have down time from 1-2 weeks.
If you would like to learn more about a tummy tuck, contact our Aventura practice today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sarraga.