A tummy tuck is an effective and popular cosmetic procedure for patients who are interested in tightening up the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat from the area, as well as tightening the abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck also helps remove stretch marks that might be the aftereffects of a pregnancy or significant weight loss to present a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful torso.
Patients should recognize that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for a dedicated weight loss plan. The procedure is only effective for stubborn areas of skin and fat that do not respond to exercise or diet. You should be close to your ideal target weight before undergoing a tummy tuck, as large amounts of weight gain can reverse the effects of a procedure. Dr. Weinrach can also perform a “mini” tummy tuck for patients who have small amounts of excess tissue and fat to be removed.
Patients who are planning to get pregnant should delay a tummy tuck, as tissues that are tightened by the procedure will stretch out once again during pregnancy.
Dr. Weinrach is an experienced double board certified plastic surgeon who understands how important it can be to look in the mirror and enjoy a slim and toned torso. He is happy to discuss the details of the procedure, the recovery process, and what patients should expect after the surgery is completed.
He can also recommend complementary procedures that might be effective in conjunction with a tummy tuck. Patients often explore liposuction and breast lift to maximize the results of the tummy tuck.
Liposuction is a well-known procedure to help sculpt and mold the body. Liposuction gives a surgeon the ability to remove fat from nearly any part of the body, especially from areas that do not seem to respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be carried out any age, but older patients might not see as dramatic as results due to skin that is naturally less elastic.
Like a tummy tuck, liposuction is not a tool to help patients lose weight, and you should be close to your ideal weight before undergoing liposuction.
During a typical procedure, the surgeon will use a thin tube called a cannula to suction fat from the body. The most common form of liposuction is known as the tumescent technique, where a sterile saline solution is injected into areas of fat that are ready to be removed.
The solution greatly aides in making the removal process easier and less painful for the patient. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction consists of the use of sound waves to rupture the cell walls of fat. The liquefied fat is then able to be easily removed.
Before a liposuction procedure, Dr. Weinrach will carefully listen to your concerns and examine you to come up with an effective treatment plan. He may also recommend other procedures that can be combined in order to give additional long-lasting results.
A mommy makeover is a catch-all name for a group of common plastic surgery procedures that are designed to target and reverse changes to the body that often occur after pregnancy.These include deflated or asymmetrical breasts, loose skin or pockets of fat on the abdomen, and abdominal muscles that are separated or otherwise weak.
The goal of a mommy makeover is to give patients a renewed sense of self-satisfaction by restoring or even improving on a pre-pregnancy body. Patients who are interested in getting pregnant again should delay a mommy makeover.
Patients should also be in good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the procedure and a willingness to maintain results by adhering to a healthy diet and a regular exercise plan.
Common elements of a mommy makeover include a tummy tuck to tighten and tone up the area around the abdomen and remove any loose skin that might have stretched during pregnancy. Breast augmentation or breast lift can be done to restore sagging breasts. Breast implants are placed to restore volume, and a breast lift can be done to remove excess sagging skin and raise the nipple if needed.
Liposuction, in conjunction with procedures to treat stretched muscles and extra skin, is an effective and popular treatment to create a slim and contoured waist that deftly accentuates a toned abdomen.
Dr. Weinrach is one of Scottsdale and Phoenix’s most trusted and experienced mommy makeover surgeons. He is happy to meet with patients for a thorough consultation to give recommendations about which procedures would be most effective. Every person’s body and goals are different, and Dr. Weinrach will select the techniques that will create the best possible result for each individual situation.