Considering a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty in Miami, Florda? Dr. Enrique Hanabergh Jr. offers expert insight on the important aspects to consider before undergoing your first procedure.
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure more commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck”. This plastic surgery procedure removes excess amounts of skin and fat from the stomach area. It can also help to restore muscles that have separated or weakened in the abdominal wall. The procedure helps to make the stomach firm and smooth. Many people opt to get the same results by exercising and maintaining their weight, but this method isn’t always as effective.
A loose, sagging or protruding belly can occur as a result of numerous conditions. These include getting older, multiple pregnancies, extreme weight loss or gain, a previous surgery or hereditary reasons. Abdominoplasty is a complex procedure requiring consultation with an expert in the field to ensure a seamless surgical process, as well as an individually tailored surgical plan for each patient’s body and needs.
A tummy tuck is not for everyone and all aspects of this surgery need to be carefully considered. The procedure is ideal for individuals who do not smoke, have realistic expectations for what the stomach will look and feel like after the surgery and who are physically healthy and at a stable weight. The surgical procedure is generally not suitable for those looking for an alternative to diet and exercise. It should also not be done if you expect to have extreme fluctuations in your weight due to a weight loss program or pregnancy.
The process of getting an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck involves making an incision from hip to hip and another around the navel. Sutures are used to tighten the muscles in the fascia wall. It may also be recommended to get liposuction at the same time to target areas around the belly that are not addressed with a tummy tuck. The process typically requires a few weeks after the surgery to be reserved for recovery. Due to the complexity of the procedure it is necessary to select a knowledgeable surgeon you can be confident in; Dr. Enrique Hanabergh Jr., M.D. of Miami is that surgeon. Schedule a consultation and find out if an abdominoplasty is right for you.