Enhance Your Figure With Tummy Tuck Surgery
Many of life’s biggest events can take a toll on the body. In fact, even the aging process can cause unwanted physical changes across the entire body, not just the face. Whether you are unhappy with your figure due to the effects of pregnancy, weight loss, or aging alone, cosmetic surgery can help. Without a doubt, one of the most popular and effective procedures to help reshape your body is the tummy tuck. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed and the professional team at Omar Ahmed, M.D. are proud to offer life-changing tummy tuck surgery in Pasadena, CA to help men and women achieve or restore a more youthful and appealing body contour.
What does a tummy tuck do?
Formally known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is a highly transformative body contouring procedure that is used to sculpt a slimmer, firmer, more natural-looking midsection, primarily through excess skin removal. However, the potential benefits of tummy tuck go far beyond skin removal alone. Some of the life-changing enhancements that can be made during Pasadena, CA tummy tuck surgery include:
- Excess skin removal
- Skin tightening
- Stubborn belly fat removal
- Reduce waist size
- Firmer, flatter, tighter abdomen
- Remove stretch marks
- Restore pre-baby body
- Correct diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles)
- Minimize pouch or pooch on stomach
- Fix a hernia
- Improve urinary continence
During your initial consultation, Dr. Ahmed will thoroughly evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your personal goals, answer all of your questions at length, and recommend a surgical plan that best meets your needs. In some cases, a tummy tuck may be combined with additional procedures – such as liposuction or full mommy makeover surgery – to help patients achieve an even more dramatic transformation.
How is a tummy tuck done?
Tummy tuck surgery is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia in a fully-accredited surgical facility and typically takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete. To begin, Dr. Ahmed will make an incision on the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area. The precise length of the incision will depend on how much skin needs to be removed, but Dr. Ahmed understands the importance of keeping visible scarring to a minimum and takes great care to place the incision where it can be concealed with clothing and within the natural lines of the body as much as possible.
Oftentimes, liposuction is performed in conjunction with abdominoplasty to remove stubborn fat from the abdomen. Dr. Ahmed will then address any separation of the abdominal fascia, known as diastasis recti, by tightening and reinforcing the abdominal muscles. Diastasis recti is often responsible for the “mommy pooch” that results after pregnancy and childbirth. Finally, the excess loose skin will be trimmed, and the remaining skin is pulled tight and secured with sutures for a smooth, firm, sleek new shape.
How long does a tummy tuck last?
The results of tummy tuck surgery can last for many, many years. However, it is important for patients to understand that plastic surgery cannot stop the aging process altogether, and the body may experience subtle changes over time. One of the most critical things a person can do to maintain their tummy tuck results for as long as possible is to avoid weight fluctuation, including that associated with pregnancy. Significant weight fluctuation can compromise or even reverse your tummy tuck outcome, leading to the need for a second or subsequent procedure in the future. Women who are considering having more children in the future are strongly encouraged to defer their surgery until after they have completed their family to avoid the need for a revision procedure.
Reshape your body and get the stunning figure you’ve always wanted with tummy tuck in Pasadena, CA
Whether you are hoping to restore your pre-pregnancy body or get rid of loose skin after weight loss, tummy tuck surgery can be a life-changing procedure. To learn more about the compelling benefits of Pasadena, CA tummy tuck surgery, call the award-winning team at Omar Ahmed, M.D. to schedule your private consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed today!