What Does A Tummy Tuck Entail?

Dr Tavakoli Tummy TuckMany people struggle with a protruding stomach due to excess fat or skin around the abdomen. For many women, this may be the result of multiple pregnancies, but it can also affect people who were previously obese but lost a lot of weight. If you have excess skin or fat on your abdomen and have been unable to get rid of it through diets or exercise, then a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty may be the perfect solution for you. However, you need an expert that can conduct various tummy tuck techniques safely.

Standard abdominoplasty

The most popular technique used for a tummy tuck is the standard abdominoplasty surgery. In this procedure, the abdomen is cut from one hipbone to the other and the muscles, skin and tissue are then shaped as required. The belly button is also moved to an appropriate position. In some cases, drainage tubes may be put under the skin for a few days.

Mini abdominoplasty

This procedure is usually conducted if you have excess fat below the belly button. The cosmetic surgeon will make a short horizontal cut below the navel and then tighten the excess skin and deep layers. The scar from this procedure is usually half the distance from one hipbone to the other one. Once the excess fat has been removed and the muscles are tightened, the skin is stretched downwards and stitched into place. Sometimes a drainage tube may be used where the incision was made.

tummy-tuck-photo-by-dr-tavakoli-at-Suite-1-Level-1-376-New-South-Head-Road-Double-Bay-NSW-2028Extended abdominoplasty

In an extended tummy tuck, the excess skin and fat are removed from the middle and lower sections of the abdomen. In addition, the cosmetic surgeon removes tissue from the lower back and the sides of the patient in order to create the perfect waistline. The upper skin of the abdomen is then pulled downwards and the muscles are pulled back together tightly. It is at this point that a hole is made for the new position of the belly button. Drains may be placed on the wall space during recovery.

Body lift

A body lift helps to enhance the shape of the tissues that support skin and fat. The body lift can be used to remove excess fat and skin on the sides of the abdominal area and all the way to the lower back of the patient. It is more extensive than the normal tummy tuck and usually involves the abdomen, back, hips, buttocks and outer thighs.

The cosmetic surgeon will usually begin by removing the excess skin from the belly button downwards and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. The fat and skin that are above the belly button are then pulled down and the surgeon pulls the belly button out, restoring it to its normal position.

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Is the procedure for you?

If you think you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, it is important to speak to an experienced surgeon that will give you proper advice. Dr Tavakoli has performed numerous tummy tucks and has a great track record for success. You can contact his office for consultation or further advice on how to go about the surgery.

A Dummy For A Perfect Tummy


Do you ever catch yourself fantasizing of having that flat stomach like those sexy and macho models you see on fashion channels on television have, but just unable to have those because of your big, flabby belly? Are you frustrated of spending most of your time rigorously exercising on the treadmill and other equipment at the gym, but still unable to achieve that flat tummy you’ve always dreamed of?

Do you feel awful every time you get on your bathroom scale and look at those numbers with misery? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then here’s something that might be able to help you with your problem and help you achieve that yummy tummy you’ve always wanted.

Ever heard of a tummy tuck procedure? Well, a tummy tuck is a medical procedure that generally is done through surgery. This is a pretty big procedure to do so this would require you to be sedated with the use of anesthesia to put you to sleep.

During the procedure, liposuction is done and removal of fat and a big chunk of skin too. But before you freak out upon reading that, remember you’re under anesthesia. So you’re basically unconscious throughout the whole time that the operation is being done. And once you’re fully awake and done with the whole thing, the end result, viola, a flat stomach, a yummy tummy.

home-bannerWith a clear visibility of some of the muscles in the abdomen, the surgeon doing the procedure can easily tighten these muscles. Even before the liposuction was available in the medical field for those wanting to have flat stomachs, this procedure revolutionized the medical field and was the first of its kind to offer this kind of satisfaction to patients who want their excess fat eliminated and gone.

This procedure would primarily require another medical procedure that would be responsible in eliminating the fats in the stomach and the taking off of a large part of the skin on the lower part of your stomach. Aside from those mentioned, your belly button would also be relocated.

Though this tummy tuck procedure usually leaves a scar where the excisions were made allover the stomach region, you can use creams to help heal those scars and take away any traces of scar made by the surgery. Aside from removing those unwanted fats and excess skin to give you a flat stomach, tummy tuck also in the process removes those stretch marks that creep all around your lower abdomen region.

Relieved, aren’t you? So does other people who despise those nasty stretch marks. Basically, in a short summary about this procedure, it gives you a flat tummy by making the muscles in your stomach tight. Not just for those having big, flabby bellies, this procedure also is a problem solver for those having excessive abdominal skin hanging around their belly.

But wait, before we move on any further and before you imagine yourself wearing those sexy beach clothes in the beach during summer, here are some considerations if truly you are a suitable candidate for this type of procedure. If your reason is duly of the excess skin and fat, then you’re a candidate, but if you smoke, then it is advisable that you quit smoking roughly a month and a half before undergoing such procedure as it may cause some risks and it slows down the process of healing.

There you have it, sexy people (or dreaming of being sexy at least), if you want to undergo this procedure to look good and feel good, consult any medial practitioner first. Your health is on the line and it is just fitting for you to be first checked if you are indeed a safe individual for this.