TUMMY TUCK / ABDOMINOPLASTY
Tummy Tucks - Los Angeles | Orange County | Inland Empire
Dr. Smaili is highly specialized in tummy tuck surgery, including the most advanced techniques for abdominal tightening. Named by Heartbeat of America and the Beverly Hills Times as the best tummy tuck surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Smaili enjoys working with patients one-on-one to achieve their aesthetic goals. After weight loss and after pregnancy many patients experience sagging skin around the abdomen that diet and weight loss cannot repair. Plastic surgery tummy tucks (technically known as an abdominoplasty) are the only proven way to remove excess skin and tighten damaged abdominal muscles.
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HOW IS A TUMMY TUCK PERFORMED?
Abdominoplasty is performed in one of our fully accredited surgical centers under general anesthesia administered by one of our board certified anesthesiologists. Several tummy tuck techniques are available to address different concerns and determined by skin laxity and the amount of excess skin to be removed. Popular plastic surgery tummy tucks include the mini tummy tuck, the standard tummy tuck, the high lateral tension tummy tuck and the fleur-de-lys tummy tuck.
MINI TUMMY TUCK – MINIMAL INCISION TUMMY TUCKS
A mini tummy tuck is performed by making an incision from hip to hip on the lower abdomen, low enough for tummy tuck scars to be covered by underwear or a bikini. The length of the incision depends on the amount of skin to be removed. A mini tummy tuck incision is typically much shorter than that of a standard tummy tuck. Once the incision is made, the abdomen may be contoured utilizing tumescent liposuction. Skin is tightened and excess skin is removed to provide patients with a flatter, smoother abdomen. Candidates for a mini tummy tuck have excess sagging skin below the belly button. Patients with significant amounts of sagging skin on the abdomen may require a standard tummy tuck or another full tummy tuck procedure.
STANDARD TUMMY TUCK / FULL TUMMY TUCK
The incision for a full tummy tuck extends from hip to hip. Like the mini tummy tuck, scars will be hidden in the bikini line. The length of the incision varies upon the amount of skin to be removed. Muscles are tightened utilizing an advanced suturing technique and excess skin is removed. A new belly button is then created with appropriate placement. Dr. Smaili is world renowned for his tummy tuck belly buttons, leaving patients with a natural looking result. Liposuction is often also used the help contour the abdomen and flanks for a more balanced result.
HIGH LATERAL TENSION TUMMY TUCK
This advanced tummy tuck technique is performed in a similar fashion to that of a standard tummy tuck in that excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles tightened with tummy tuck scars are in the same place. A high lateral tension tummy tuck differs in the technique utilized to tighten the muscles. The suturing technique acts as an internal corset to bring in the sides of the abdomen for a toned, hour glass shape.
Plastic surgery tummy tucks for patients who have experienced extreme weight loss may require a fleur-de-lys technique to achieve the desired result. Tummy tuck scars for this type of abdominoplasty run across the pubic region from hip to hip then up the center of the abdomen just below the breasts. This incision type is necessary to remove excess sagging skin from the upper portion of the abdomen that cannot be addressed with a standard full tummy tuck.