Lynch Plastic Surgery
5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Lynch Plastic Surgery
8615 Commerce Drive
Easton, MD 21601
When Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough
Abdominoplasty, or “Tummy Tuck,” is a commonly performed surgical procedure that addresses excess skin, muscle weakness and fatty “adipose” tissue in the mid and lower abdominal wall. Many of life’s changes including weight loss or multiple pregnancies may leave you feeling frustrated with excess hanging skin or a low abdominal pouch that is many times resistant to diet and exercise.
Increased abdominal girth from weight gain or pregnancy also weakens the abdominal musculature and allows laxity to persist even after the weight has been lost. Because the muscle and tissues may have been stretched beyond their ability to recover naturally, attempts at muscle tightening with sit-ups may be futile.
About the Procedure
An abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia so the muscle is relaxed and can be tightened by special suturing techniques. Excess skin and fat are removed and the resulting scar is hidden in the low abdomen and around a more youthful appearing belly button.
The procedure takes 2-3 hours and is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you go home the same day. The recovery is approximately two weeks, but many patients return to work as quickly as five days.
Lipo3600 and Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
If you don’t have excess skin or weak abdominal muscles and want to improve your waistline, a 3600 degree approach with liposuction may restore your hourglass figure. Circumferential liposuction of the abdomen, flanks and low back can dramatically change the contour of your midsection. The surgery is performed as an outpatient and the recovery is less than a week.
BBL or Brazilian butt lift is an additional surgical procedure to consider along with Lipo3600. This procedure transfers the fat removed by liposuction to the buttocks to enhance the shape and give a firmer, more lifted appearance. This procedure is completely natural using your own fat for the enhancement.
To find out if a tummy tuck, Lipo3600 or BBL are right for you contact a board certified plastic surgeon.