Achieve a Proportionate, Shapely Figure with a Tummy Tuck
Dr. Anya Kishinevsky is an experienced plastic surgeon who provides male breast reduction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and post-bariatric body contouring at her Darien, Connecticut practice. She understands the needs of professional people, and always recommends procedures that are minimally invasive to minimize scarring and recovery time. The exceptional body treatment procedures offered at our practice help our patients achieve a stunning appearance that boosts self-confidence and self-esteem.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
From individuals who are battling stubborn areas of abdominal fat to women who are seeking a slimmer figure following pregnancy, many people are unhappy with their waistlines and would like to have a more toned and contoured midsection. Fortunately, Dr. Kishinevsky performs abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery in her Connecticut surgical centers to help patients achieve a more pleasing body shape.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Options
Abdominoplasty is designed to flatten and tone a patient's midsection by tightening sagging abdominal muscles and removing excess fat and skin. Different abdominoplasty techniques can be performed depending on the amount of tissue to be removed:
- Patients who wish to eliminate only small amounts of excess skin and fat can benefit from a mini tummy tuck or an endoscopic tummy tuck, both of which are minimally invasive procedures.
- Patients with a greater amount of excess tissue can benefit from a traditional abdominoplasty, circumferential tummy tuck, or an extended tummy tuck.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
During the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Kishinevsky carefully makes incisions on the targeted area of the midsection to minimize scarring. Next, she tightens the stomach muscles and sutures them into place, and removes excess skin and fat. Some types of abdominoplasty procedures, such as a traditional tummy tuck, circumferential tummy tuck, and extended tummy tuck, require repositioning of the navel to match the new body shape. The result is a more-toned midsection and a narrower waistline.
Results and Benefits of Abdominoplasty
Patients are pleased with the flatter and more toned results from abdominoplasty surgery. Excess skin that has lost its elasticity can easily be removed during a tummy tuck. The number of stretch marks in the abdominal area can also be dramatically reduced or completely eliminated.
Maintaining Tummy Tuck Results
It is important to remember that a tummy tuck is neither a weight loss procedure nor a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, so it takes a lot of effort to maintain the results. With a proper diet and exercise routine, abdominoplasty results can last for many years. Exercise is especially crucial for maintaining the new figure following abdominoplasty. Not only can exercise prevent further weight gain, but it also helps the patient to heal faster and tone the abdominal area for the best results. Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction or a body lift for the most comprehensive weight loss results following bariatric surgery.