Tone Your Tummy with Abdominoplasty
For people who are troubled by an abdominal area that is disproportionate to the rest of their body, abdominoplasty – better known as tummy tuck at our San Jose plastic surgery practice – is often an ideal solution. By tightening loose or separated muscles and removing excess skin and fat, Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian is able to provide his tummy tuck patients with smoother, trimmer abdomens. Post-bariatric patients may be interested in combining abdominoplasty with other cosmetic procedures for a more comprehensive transformation.
If you would like to tone your abdominal contours, we encourage you to learn more about the tummy tuck procedure by scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Yenikomshian today.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck removes loose skin and pockets of fat around the abdominal area that do not respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction may be used to target isolated deposits of fat from certain regions such as the flanks (i.e., the “love handles”). The procedure can also be used to tighten muscles that have been weakened or separated due to pregnancy. After bariatric surgery, a tummy tuck is often performed in conjunction with a number of other body contouring procedures to completely revitalize a person’s appearance.
Candidates for Abdominoplasty
Men and women in good general health who have loose skin and isolated fat deposits around their midsection may benefit from tummy tuck. At his San Jose plastic surgery practice, Dr. Yenikomshian conducts a thorough consultation to determine whether abdominoplasty is right for each patient. During this consultation, patients should inform Dr. Yenikomshian of current medical conditions and prior surgeries, as well as any medications, supplements, or other substances they are taking.
Among the best candidates for abdominoplasty are mothers who are finished having children and who wish to restore their figures to their pre-pregnancy form. Dr. Yenikomshian can combine tummy tuck surgery with complementary procedures such as breast lift (with or without breast implants), liposuction, scar revision, and injectable skin rejuvenation treatments as part of a comprehensive mommy makeover plan.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Dr. Yenikomshian performs the tummy tuck procedure at an accredited Bay Area ambulatory surgery center. Dr. Yenikomshian makes a horizontal incision below the naval, just above the pubic area. Through this incision, he tightens the muscles of the abdomen. He then removes fat deposits and excess skin to create a smooth abdominal contour. After closing the incision with sutures, Dr. Yenikomshian bandages the area.
After surgery, patients are urged to follow the guidelines issued to them. When properly followed, these guidelines can help ensure a speedy recovery. Patients may experience discomfort, bruising, and swelling after surgery. This is normal and should gradually subside. Temporary difficulty standing upright is also common after abdominoplasty, and patients should avoid any activities that involve bending or lifting for a few weeks.
Learn More about Tummy Tuck Surgery
If you think you might be a good candidate for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), we invite you to contact our San Jose plastic surgery practice today. Serving patients in Los Gatos and surrounding Bay Area communities, Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian provides a superior level of care.