Bariatric and Plastic Surgeons

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck procedure, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical intervention. It is designed to reshape and tighten the abdominal area. It is a popular cosmetic surgery. It targets excess skin and fat deposits. And weakened muscles. The result is a flatter and more toned abdomen. In addition, a tummy tuck can help overall health and well-being. We will look at the most common types of tummy tuck procedures. We’ll explore health benefits. And the criteria that make someone a good candidate for this surgery.

1. Full Tummy Tuck: This extensive procedure involves making an incision. It proceeds along the lower abdomen, from hip to hip. This allows for the removal of excess skin and fat. The surgeon also tightens the underlying abdominal muscles. The goal is to create a firmer, more contoured midsection.

2. Mini Tummy Tuck: Suitable for people with limited excess skin. And fat below the belly button. A mini tummy tuck involves a smaller incision. It focuses on improving the lower abdominal area. Unlike a full tummy tuck, it does not involve muscle tightening.

3. Extended Tummy Tuck: This variation of the traditional tummy tuck targets excess skin and fat. Not only in the abdominal region but in the flanks and lower back too. It is good for women who have experienced significant weight loss. Or have excess skin due to multiple pregnancies.

1. Improved Posture and Core Strength. A tummy tuck can enhance core strength and stability. It repairs weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This improvement often leads to better posture and reduced strain on the back. It can alleviate discomfort or pain caused by poor abdominal muscle tone.

2. Enhanced Physical Activity. Excess skin and fat in the abdominal area can hinder physical mobility. This limits exercise or other physical activities. The procedure removes these obstacles. It enables patients to experience increased comfort. And gives them the motivation to adopt a more active lifestyle.

3. Relief from Skin Irritation and Infections. Excess skin in the abdominal folds can trap moisture. This leads to skin irritation, rashes, and even infections. By removing this excess skin, a tummy tuck can alleviate these issues. It promotes better skin health and hygiene.

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are people who:

– Have excess abdominal skin and fat resistant to diet and exercise.

– Experience weakened or separated abdominal muscles. Causes include pregnancy or significant weight loss.

– Are in good overall health.

– Have realistic expectations about the surgery results.

– Have achieved a stable weight.

– Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the procedure.

There are aesthetic and health benefits in all. Whether a full tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck. The procedures reduce excess skin and fat deposits. They help weakened abdominal muscles. And can enhance abdominal contours. They can improve posture. They increase physical activity. And can relieve skin-related issues. Talk with a qualified plastic surgeon. They will help you understand the procedure and its potential outcomes.

Our Specialists

Dr. Gabriel Sandoval Macías, Cirujano Plastico

Dr. Gabriel Sandoval

Plastic Surgeon
Phone: +1 (619) 712 4137
Dr. Salvador Medina, Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Salvador Medina

Plastic Surgeon
Phone: +1 (619) 712 4137