Weight lossismore difficult for some people than others, especially inhard-to-targetareas such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. If a healthy diet or a range of exercise isn'tresulting in the transformation you're looking for, plastic surgery may help you reach your goals.
An abdominoplastyis not a complete answer for weight loss problems, but it can help if a plastic surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the procedure.Also known as a tummy tuck, it removes excess skin from the stomach, as well as fatty deposits beneath, tightening the abdominal muscles and creating a more defined appearance.
Patients may also undergo a tummy tuck in order to remove an accumulation of excess skin due to weight loss or pregnancy, as well as to reverse the loss of skin elasticity that often occurs with aging.
"Weight lossismore difficult for some people than others…"
The procedure begins with an incision made just above thepubicbone area, lifting excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall. This often stretches across the lower abdominal area and around the rest of the back.
After this, the abdominal muscles can be tightened, creating aflatteringcontour and a more defined waistline. For some patients, liposuction may also be used to improve the overall results.
The procedure can last anywhere between one and five hours, depending on the patient, amount of fat that is set to be removed and desired outcome. Although some results will be immediate, it may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the surgery's changes. Patience and awareness are key during this transition time.
During your consultation with Dr. Anthony Taglienti, you will discuss your goals and complete health history.As an expert in abdominoplasty procedures, Dr. Taglienti is ready to help you achieve your greatest physical desires.
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