The midsection, or abdomen, is a common area that is difficult to reshape with diet and exercise alone. Whether it is a female “muffin top” or male “love handles,” both genders experience trouble with the tummy area. Plus, many women experience bulging and sagging in the abdomen after pregnancy. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer tummy tuck plastic surgery to flatten and reshape the abdomen at our medical center in Miami.
Reshaping, shrinking and flattening the abdomen can improve the overall body silhouette. The abdomen is notorious for stubborn fat deposits that are difficult to lose through diet and exercise alone. Plus, if your abdomen was larger due to pregnancy or weight gain, the skin and tissue can be permanently stretched and loose, even after weight loss.
Tummy tucks can be performed on both men and women who have a flabby stomach with stretched or excess skin. This is different from liposuction, which only removes fat. The procedure can remove fat deposits, but it also tightens the skin and muscles to create a flatter, firmer stomach.
Abdominoplasty Procedures for a Flat Stomach
While tummy tucks can be performed on both genders to flatten an abdominal pooch, it is most commonly requested by women after pregnancy. The bulge of the pregnant belly can stretch skin, muscle and tissue to the point that it may not flatten again after childbirth. Separated abdomen muscles may require surgical repair to remedy the post-pregnancy pooch. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer tummy tucks, abdominoplasty and panniculectomy, as well as these abdomen reshaping procedures:
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, comes in a variety of options, depending on the extent of damage to the abdominal wall. While all tummy tucks can remove excess skin and tighten the muscles of the abdomen, not all patients need a diastasis recti repair and liposuction. Each procedure should be customized to the patient to address their specific concerns.
Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgeon in Miami
Dr. Ali Charafeddine is a highly respected plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in performing body reshaping procedures like abdominoplasty. Dr. Charafeddine is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which requires meeting extensive qualifications of excellence within the field. In addition, Dr. Charafeddine trained at some of the top medical centers in the country, including the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
If you have excess skin or tissue around your midsection that does not respond to diet and exercise, Dr. Charafeddine can perform a tummy tuck procedure to shrink and tighten your abdomen. Dr. Charafeddine utilizes the most advanced techniques to flatten and firm the stomach for aesthetic purposes, giving you a sexier, youthful figure. We also offer panniculectomy surgery, which is a procedure to remove excess skin and tissue from the abdomen, but it is done mostly for medical reasons, not as a cosmetic procedure.
Are You a Good Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
A tummy tuck is used to address loose skin and tissue while tightening the muscles in the abdomen for cosmetic purposes. A little extra fat can be removed with liposuction alone, but abdominoplasty is meant to tighten the tummy. Good candidates for a tummy tuck procedure have a flabby or sagging midsection with loose or extra skin. You should also be in good health and a non-smoker.
A flat, tight abdomen is a desirable trait for an attractive, youthful body. If you have loose or fatty tissue around your abdomen and want to achieve a flat tummy again, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali Charafeddine to discuss whether a tummy tuck procedure may be right for you.