Dr. Sessa on Tummy Tucks and more.

 

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The tummy tuck procedure allows patients to achieve a dramatic transformation of
the abdominal area. Patients who undergo tummy tuck for a drooping or protruding
abdomen emerge with a trimmer, tighter midsection that is in better proportion
with the rest of the body.

The Goal of a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The goal of tummy tuck procedures is to create a flatter, tighter midsection. Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is ideal for female patients whose midsection has become loose or stretched due to pregnancy or patients of either sex that have gained or lost a significant amount of fat in the abdominal region.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Dr. Sessa removes the excess skin and fat that cause a sagging or protruding abdomen, surgically tightens lax abdominal muscles to streamline the waist, and redrapes the skin of the abdomen to ensure smooth, natural looking results. The doctor may use liposuction techniques during tummy tuck to remove pockets of fat and refine abdominal contours. For patients who are only seeking to improve the appearance of the lower abdomen, Dr. Sessa can perform a partial tummy tuck (also called a mini-tummy tuck), which requires less surgery time and reduces the length of the recovery period.

Results of Tummy Tuck
The tummy tuck procedure allows patients to achieve a dramatic transformation of the abdominal area. Patients who undergo tummy tuck for a drooping or protruding abdomen emerge with a trimmer, tighter midsection that is in better proportion with the rest of the body. Tummy tuck is often combined with breast lift or liposuction of the thighs and buttocks to further rejuvenate areas of the body affected by aging, pregnancy, or weight gain.

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