Tighten & Define your Physique
Among the hardest areas to target is the midsection. It gets even more complicated because as we age, the abdomen easily stores excess fat that is stubborn and resistant to diet and exercise. Many people have tried different diet methods and exercises to get rid of excess abdominal fat and skin to no avail. Fortunately, tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Perez-Gurri in Miami is specifically designed to target and improve the appearance of the midsection. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight-loss procedure but rather is performed to remove excess fatty tissue and skin while tightening the abdominal muscles. Patients can expect to achieve a flatter, more defined midsection.
Pregnancy can change a woman’s overall physique, especially her breasts. Following childbirth, most women experience a loss of breast volume. Women who have minimal sagging and would like to regain breast volume are ideal patients for breast augmentation. Mommy Makeover surgery with Dr. Perez-Gurri in Miami, is an ideal procedure many mothers have taken advantage of to remove unwanted signs of childbearing. The Mommy Makeover combines several procedures into one operation to help a woman regain her pre-baby body.
Patients can return home following the procedure. An abdominal binder or garment should be worn for four to six weeks. It should be tight-fitting but not uncomfortably tight. Dr. Perez-Gurri will do a follow-up examination the following day at home or in the hospital. It is recommended that patients use a recliner and prop pillows under the thighs and head to allow the body to bend at the waist and to keep tension off the suture line. Within 24 hours, patients should start walking short distances around their home.
Most patients return to work and can drive within two weeks. If the job requires strenuous physical activity, patients should wait three to four weeks. Exercise can be continued after six weeks, and regular household chores can be performed after three weeks. Every patient will experience a different recovery process, and Dr. Perez-Gurri will provide you with specific instructions and timelines based on your individual needs.
A transverse incision is made that extends from hip bone to hip bone just above the pubic area. The extent of the incision will vary according to the patient’s figure, amount of excess tissue, and aesthetic goals. Although scarring is involved, incisions are designed to be hidden by underwear or a bathing suit, and scars will eventually fade over time.
The cost of tummy tuck surgery will depend on the type of breast implants, surgery plan, doctor’s experience, and geographic location. Schedule a free consultation to receive a quote.
It is normal for patients to feel tightness in the abdominal area and to experience some pain and discomfort in the abdomen, rib cage, and back. With each passing day, discomfort will gradually alleviate and can be managed with pain medications.
Tummy Tuck Financing Options
At Imagos Plastic Surgery, we believe that nobody should face roadblocks when trying to look and feel amazing. We work with our patients to develop financing options that are affordable and convenient for them. Plastic surgery isn’t only for the elite, and that’s why we work with straightforward financing companies that understand the needs of our patients.
Our financial advisors can walk you through all of your options, answering any questions you may have on the way.
We work closely with the leading lenders for the healthcare industry. Since everyone’s credit history and payment options won’t fit a one-size-fits-all plan, we don’t believe in offering only one financing avenue. We work closely with CareCredit®, Alphaeon® Credit, PROSPER, and United Medical Credit to find you the financial solution that meets your needs. You can easily apply and see what you’re approved for by clicking the links below.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. An incision is made from hip bone to hip bone across the lower abdomen. Through the incision, the abdominal skin is lifted. Excess skin and fat between the umbilicus and the pubic area are removed. Underneath the skin and fat is the muscular layer of the abdomen, or rectus abdominis. This muscle consists of two narrow and straight muscle strips that will be sutured together and tightened if needed. The skin is then redraped over the abdomen, and any excess skin is trimmed and sutured in place.
As with all surgical procedures, tummy tuck surgery involves several inherent risks, such as:
Loss of tissue or umbilicus
Collection of fluid under the skin
Typically, patients who are younger, not overweight, or have minimal tissue and need less muscle repair may be better suited for a mini tummy tuck. This technique involves a smaller incision between the hip bones and corrects laxity in the area below the umbilicus.
Tummy tuck surgery is known to last for many years, but maintenance is key to achieving long-lasting results. Patients who experience weight gain or pregnancy can reverse their original results. It is important to follow a nutritious diet and regular exercise plan after surgery.
Tummy tuck surgery is commonly combined with breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, and liposuction. Often, post-pregnancy patients undergo multiple surgeries to reverse the effects of pregnancy in what is known as the Mommy Makeover. Massive weight-loss patients may also choose to combine a tummy tuck with other procedures.