Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in Winter Park, FL
The goal of a trim, toned midsection can be reached at Samano Aethetics even if you have excess abdominal skin after losing a lot of weight. A tummy tuck performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gloria J. Thomas, MD, FACS can accomplish what exercise and dieting cannot — a flat abdominal area that restores confidence in your body.
No amount of exercise can lift and tighten sagging abdominal skin. A tummy tuck can do this and more. The procedure tightens droopy abdominal skin and repairs the bulging abdominal muscles that are often stretched during pregnancy. It also removes a limited amount of excess fatty tissue and provides a tighter, flatter, more youthful abdominal contour and waistline.
If you're like most other patients coming in for a tummy tuck you have excess skin from the ribs to the pubic area. This is often accompanied by loss of muscle strength or a separation of the abdominal muscles called diastasis, resulting in an abdominal bulge. The amount of fatty tissue ranges from almost none to fairly thick.
A full tummy tuck begins with making an incision that runs across the top of the pubic area and up along each side from hip to hip. The surgery is performed while you are under general anesthesia. We recommends this procedure if you have more than just a little bulge in the lower abdominal area. You likely also have separated tummy muscles, an abdominal bulge, and sagging skin. If the bulge is large or the sagging skin extends up over the belly button, this is the procedure for you.
We repair the underlying abdominal wall, reshape the underlying tissue, and remove excess fat using liposuction, if necessary. Once the desired shape is achieved, we stretches the skin and pull it tight for a smooth, natural appearance. We then removes any excess skin before closing the incisions.
A tummy tuck flattens and smooths the stubborn abdominal bulge, removes excess skin, and may even erase stretch marks located above the belly button. Abdominoplasty tightens the skin the most over the midline abdomen. There is less correction as you get closer to your hip area.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.