In today’s world, a tummy tuck (also referred to as an abdominoplasty) is one of the more frequently requested body contouring procedures. Due to certain life events, such as pregnancy or significant weight loss, it can be found that one’s stomach can accumulate excess skin. Dr. Andres has the know-how and ability to provide dramatic improvement in the shape and contour of the waist and abdomen, while simultaneously eliminating displeasing stretch marks, creating a youthful looking and beautiful belly button.
Dr. Andres is thought of as one of the top Scottsdale tummy tuck specialists.
Benefits of a tummy tuck
Some parts of the body are not likely to respond to a well-balanced diet and consistent exercise. A prime example of this is loose skin that is caused by weight loss, pregnancy, sun exposure or aging. After one experiences weight loss or pregnancy, these stretched abdominal muscles will not improve with sit-ups, alone. Dr. Andres utilizes tummy tuck surgery to help patients restore a youthful figure by way of:
- Removing excess skin and fat
- Tightening the abdominal muscles
- Reconstructing the shape and appearance of the belly button
Whether your tummy tuck is performed as a single procedure or in conjunction with other coordinating procedures such as breast augmentation, the goal is for you to feel a regained sense of confidence for your midsection, along with the rest of your body. In the interest of producing this exact result, Dr. Andres strives to perform the best tummy tuck Scottsdale has to offer.
about tummy tuck surgery
Dr. Andres performs most tummy tuck procedures as an outpatient surgery using IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is delivered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Andres will make carefully placed incisions below the bikini line for maximum discretion. The surgery takes approximately 3 hours to complete, or longer if performed in combination with a mommy makeover procedure.
Dr. Andres makes a tremendous effort to be informed on the most current body contouring techniques. Dr. Andres has a wide range of experience in tummy tuck and other abdominal contouring procedures. From the mini tummy tuck to the circumferential lower body lift, the correct procedure for each individual is selected and tailored to ensure the best possible reshaping. Dr. Andres is able to offer specialized body contouring procedures, including:
- Six types of tummy tuck, as well as tummy tuck repair.
- Buttocks reshaping procedures, such as the purse-string gluteoplasty.
- Bra line back lift.
- Plastic surgery after weight loss.
After your tummy tuck surgery, your abdomen will be wrapped in an elastic binder to minimize swelling and provide stability. This binder must be consistently worn for the first few weeks. Most patients are sent home with surgical drains to empty fluid from the surgical area. These surgical drains will be removed several days after surgery, at your follow-up appointment.
Recovery after a tummy tuck can vary depending on the type of procedure performed. In general, tummy tuck patients should expect to take at least 1 week away from work. Dr. Andres advocates that you resume light activity as soon as possible, so as to assist the healing process. That being said, you will need to avoid any arduous activity, in addition to any heavy, lifting for approximately 6 weeks.
Tummy tuck revision
Many patients come with the hope of correcting or improving a previously performed tummy tuck or body contouring procedure. Reasons for revision surgery may include:
- Unsightly scars
- Drooping skin
- Lingering fat
- An unappealing belly button
- Internal scar tissue (technically called pseudobursa)
If you previously received a tummy tuck and are unsatisfied with the results, there is no more need to live with that problem. Dr. Andres has the resources and capabilities to help you gain the results you were looking to achieve from the beginning. Tummy tuck repair or revision tummy tuck procedures are comprised of a variety of different remedies to improve prior surgical results. Dr. Andres has the advanced skill set needed to help you finally obtain results that are pleasing and gratifying.
If you’re interested in finding out more about your Phoenix tummy tuck options, request a consultation with Dr. Andres online. Or if you prefer, you can contact the office directly, and one of our staff members can assist you.