A Tummy Tuck also called an abdominoplasty, is a common plastic surgery procedure that addresses the deflated appearance of overly stretched abdominal muscles and skin as a result of weight loss or pregnancy. Through this highly effective and safe procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened along with the removal of excess skin to create a tighter abdominal wall as well as a smaller waistline.
With the Full Tuck procedure, an incision is made along the lower abdomen hidden in the underwear line, right above the pubic area. By stitching together the abdominal muscles under the skin, Dr. Sheila Nazarian is able to create a tighter abdominal wall. Excess skin is then removed and tightened for a flatter, smoother abdomen. The Partial or Mini Tummy Tuck involves a smaller incision and less dissection.
A mini tuck is ideal for patients who only have excess skin below their belly button and not a lot of muscle separation.
A tuck can be combined with other procedures as well. These include breast procedures like breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or breast lift and augmentation. Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Some will opt to have liposuction performed and use that fat to augment other areas of their body or face. Whatever your wishes are, you can discuss them freely with Dr. Nazarian and she will tell you if a combination procedure would be possible for you.
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