If you have loose skin, extra fat, or stretch marks, an abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, may be right for you because it helps to reduce fat, trim away sagging skin, and tighten loose abdominal muscles to recontour the stomach area. After a Tummy Tuck, you end up with a trim, smooth, and fit-looking abdomen and well-defined muscles.
With an abdominoplasty, you have two options: a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. Full tummy tuck allows access to your underlying tissues for the removal of tissue and for extensive tightening.
However, the mini tummy tuck offers a faster recovery time. In a conversation with Dr. Nathaniel Villanueva or Dr. Ritu Chopra, you will be able to determine if a tummy tuck is the best procedure for you and whether it meets your aesthetic goals. Dr. Villanueva and Dr. Chopra are board-certified plastic surgeons and considered among the best tummy tuck Rancho Mirage surgeons.
A full tummy tuck involves an incision being made from hipbone to hipbone sweeping down close to the public hairline. A second incision may be made around the inside edge of the bellybutton. Your plastic surgeon tightens loose abdominal muscles that have sagged and drifted apart over the years. Fatty deposits may be removed as well using liposuction and excess skin removed. The remaining skin will be redraped before the incision is closed with a buried, invisible suture.
A mini tummy tuck involves a procedure that is similar to a full tummy tuck but with a much shorter incision that does not reach the hipbones. This option is ideal for patients who want less correction.
For women, you could combine a mini tummy tuck with either a breast lift or breast augmentation for a package of surgical procedures called a Mommy Makeover. After a giving birth, there are major changes in a woman's body, including loss of breast volume, breast shape issues, and stretching of the abdominal muscles. Mommy Makeovers are designed specifically to make changes that help women return to their pre-pregnancy body shape.
Arrange a consultation with our expert Rancho Mirage tummy tuck surgeons, Dr. Villanueva and Dr. Chopra by contacting our office.
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