Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

What Is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?

Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck” is a good operation for a woman who wishes to correct the changes of the abdomen after pregnancy. It is also appropriate for a man or woman who have lost weight and wish to shape the abdominal area further. Abdominoplasty can treat several areas of the abdomen. Extra skin and stretchmarks are removed, the underlying stomach muscles tightened and the waist shaped.

There are several variations of an abdominoplasty and they range from a mini-abdominoplasty to a full body lift.

In a mini-abdominoplasty, the length of the incision is kept as short as possible. It is an appropriate operation for a person whose skin looseness and stretchmarks are mostly in the lower abdomen.

A full abdominoplasty also treats the upper abdomen. The separation of the stomach muscles which occurs after pregnancy can be repaired. Liposuction is often used to treat the sides of the stomach.

A circumferential trunk lift is appropriate for a person who has lost a significant amount of weight and is left with loose skin of the front and back. Dr. Samimi will discuss these different options with you at length and help you choose the most appropriate procedure.

Before & After

What Will Work Best For You?

Treat areas that persist despite your best efforts:

Living healthy and working out are the best ways of staying in shape. But for many reasons, some areas may not improve despite your best efforts. Procedures such as liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) allow you to improve these areas and enjoy our weather and outdoors without feeling self-conscious. Often liposuction can treat these problem areas with little downtime and expense.

Erase the effects of pregnancy:

Pregnancy may take a toll on your body and often the effects of pregnancy on your body cannot be corrected with exercise and diet. Dr. Samimi will help you decide on the most appropriate operation. Procedures such as Mini Tummy Tucks require less recovery and downtime.

Complement the results of losing weight:

Losing weight either by diet or after surgical weight loss procedures, can leave you with extra skin of the stomach, arms, thighs and other areas. Procedures such as body lift, brachioplasty (arm lift) and thigh lifts remove the unwanted skin. Dr. Samimi has many years experiences safely performing these operations. He will guide you as to the best timing, sequence and combination of these procedures. Some basic procedures such as panniculectomy may be covered by insurance.