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.
Tummy tuck is not a substitute for a dedicated weight loss plan. The procedure is best used for stubborn areas of skin and fat that do not respond to exercise and diet. You should be close to your ideal target weight before undergoing a tummy tuck, as large amounts of weight gain or loss can reverse the results of surgery. Dr. Weinrach can also perform a “mini” tummy tuck for patients who have limited amounts of excess tissue and fat below the navel.
Women who are planning to become pregnant should delay a tummy tuck, as tissues that are tightened by the procedure will stretch out once again during pregnancy.
Dr. Weinrach is one of the best double board certified plastic surgeons who appreciates how important it is to look in the mirror and enjoy a slim and tone torso. He is happy to discuss the details of the procedure, the recovery process, and what can be expected after surgery.
Dr. Weinrach may also recommend complementary procedures that might be effective in conjunction with a tummy tuck. Commonly combined procedures to provide complete balance to the body include liposuction, breast lift, and breast augmentation.
Liposuction is a well-known procedure to sculpt and mold the body. Liposuction gives 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. The best candidates for liposuction are relatively younger patients with good skin tone and without stretch marks; patients with loss of skin tone and stretch marks may need additional skin tightening procedures such as arm lift, thigh lift, and tummy tuck.
Like a tummy tuck, liposuction is not ideal for weight loss, and you should be close to your ideal weight before undergoing liposuction. Liposuction is best used for body contouring and improving areas that are resistant to improvement with diet and exercise.
Dr. Weinrach uses various liposuction techniques, including tumescent and SAFELipo. There are many different liposuction techniques available, which are discussed further on the liposuction page.
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-confidence by restoring or even improving on a pre-pregnancy body. Patients who are planning on becoming pregnant again should delay a mommy makeover.
Women should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved. In order to maintain results, it is important to commit to a healthy diet and a regular exercise plan.
Common elements of a mommy makeover include a tummy tuck to tighten and tone the area around the abdomen, and remove loose and stretched out skin. 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 tummy tuck to treat stretched muscles and extra skin, is an effective and popular treatment to create a slim and contoured waist to accentuate a toned abdomen.
Dr. Weinrach is one of Scottsdale and Phoenix’s best mommy makeover surgeons. He enjoys giving thorough consultations, and finds it gratifying to provide amazing transformations. As every body is unique, Dr. Weinrach will create a plan utilizing the techniques that will create the best possible result for each individual situation.