Get a Tummy-Tuck From Magana Plastic Surgery
One way to lose excess fat fast is to get a tummy-tuck. This surgery can take off a lot of pounds quickly, giving you a brand new look – one that you can be proud of. The surgery will reshape your body, and you have several options with it, too.
Tummy Tuck, What Is It?
This type of surgery, which is also called an abdominoplasty, is a process to remove excess fat. An incision is made, and then the fat is removed via liposuction, which is a narrow tube that has a high-powered vacuum attached to it. It literally sucks out the fat of preselected places of the body. Once that process is completed, excess skin is also removed and muscles are tightened.
Who Can Benefit From A Tummy Tuck?
This type of surgery is not for everyone. Some people tend to think that it is a good way to lose weight or to skip dieting. The truth is that it really is only for those who have often used both methods but have discovered that they still cannot lose abdominal fat.
It also does not replace diet and exercise, because once healed, it will be necessary to try and maintain the same weight. Without it, the pounds could be put on again, which could undo the benefit gained by the surgery.
Two Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery
There are two main types of abdominoplasty. The first one is called Full Abdominoplasty. In this process, an incision is made from one hip to the other. It is low, and will be below the bikini line. There will also be an incision around the navel, which will need to be moved. Once the fat is removed to contour the abdomen, the excess skin is also removed from the pubic area up to the navel. Then, the muscles are tightened, and the skin is closed.
The other type of tummy-tuck is called a Mini Abdominoplasty. It involves a much smaller incision in the pubic area. Liposuction will also likely be used to provide contouring of the abdomen as needed. This surgery is aimed at removing excess fat below the navel, and will also remove any excess skin and tighten the muscles in the abdomen.
Other Surgeries You May Want With A Tummy Tuck
When an abdominoplasty surgery is performed, patients have the option to have certain other types of surgery at the same time. Women may also want to get a breast lift, or breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery while on the table. In fact, one type of breast augmentation – fat transfer – would use the fat that is removed from your abdomen and is placed into your breasts for augmentation. At the same time, they would be contoured for the best results.
Best Candidates for an Abdominoplasty
The best people for this type of surgery are women who are getting older and are past child-bearing. Candidates also need to be healthy and cannot be smokers. They also need to have realistic ideas about what this surgery will do for them.
Dr. Rafael G. Magana MD, is a practicing plastic surgeon with expert experience in tummy-tuck operations. He has had considerable education and practice in the fields of reconstructive surgery and has co-authored books on the topic. Call Magana Plastic Surgery and book your appointment at (646) 943 6042. Our address is 1171 E Putnam Ave, Suite #1E (Bldg 1), Riverside, CT 06878.