The average person exploring their weight reduction options may have trouble discerning between body contouring and weight loss surgery. Admittedly, the medical terminology can be difficult for the layperson to parse, leading to misconceptions that body contouring procedures like tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) result in weight loss.
Tummy tuck is a popular procedure, and many patients are surprised to learn that there are several different variations of the procedure. Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso would like to provide you with an overview of some of the different tummy tuck options. If you are interested in abdominal contouring, they will help you determine the most appropriate technique for your case, depending on your body type, problem area(s), amount of loose skin and other factors. Continue reading
After getting tummy tuck, you will need to wear a special garment to support the healing skin and tissues and minimize swelling. At the Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso can advise you about the right garment to wear immediately after the procedure. They also encourage you to wear garments that flatter your improved figure as soon as you have completely healed from your tummy tuck procedure. Continue reading
When performed as a standalone procedure, abdominoplasty (a.k.a., tummy tuck) can be incredibly transformative. The procedure is designed to treat excess belly fat, loose skin and weakened/separated muscles along the abdominal wall.
Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso, plastic surgeons in Mountain View, can improve upon the results of traditional tummy tuck by incorporating advanced liposuction techniques. This combination approach is known as lipoabdominoplasty, and produces an even sleeker and sexier looking body.
What Tummy Tuck Will Accomplish
Before we address the benefits of the combination approach, let’s remember what tummy tuck will accomplish on its own:
- Remove surplus fat to reduce abdominal protrusion
- Repair separated or weakened abdominal muscles
- Remove loose skin
- Tighten the remaining skin
- Relocate the navel to a higher position on the abdomen
Tummy tuck is often requested by two types of patients: individuals that have lost a lot of weight but are left with a saggy or protruding belly, and women that have stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy.
More about Lipoabdominoplasty
Lipoabdominoplasty will produce results that are vastly superior to those achieved by traditional tummy tuck. It is designed for those that are deemed to be good candidates and desire dramatic improvement in the stomach, hip and flank area.
In the first stage of the operation, Drs. Pearl and Ereso will perform tummy tuck as normal. This involves making a horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone right above the pubic area. Through the incision, the surgeon will remove fatty tissue and skin. He will repair the abdominal muscles, stitching them together into an internal corset.
During lipoabdominoplasty, the surgeon will continue with the operation with additional steps. He will use advanced liposuction techniques to remove excess fat from the flanks, hips and lower back. This gives the entire area a more sculpted, attractive shape. The mid- to lower body will look firmer, flatter and sexier.
Patients that seek a comprehensive body transformation may opt to include another procedure, depending on their personal cosmetic goals. Some women choose to have breast lift or breast augmentation. Men with excessive breast tissue may be interested in male breast reduction. Our surgeons will work with every patient on an individual basis to develop a customized surgical plan.
Contact Our Practice
For more information about lipoabdominoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction or another plastic surgery procedure of your choice, please contact the practice of Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso. Call (650) 964-6600 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.