More than ever before, women (and men!) are becoming aware of their tummy - belly fat, love handles, and a protruding abdomen are just not acceptable!
Pregnancy, for example, is a life-changing event, but it often comes with body-changing consequences! Soon after pregnancy, many women will soon go back to regular exercise and toning up to get rid of that "baby fat" that remains from your body preparing a natural store of energy for the arrival and delivery of that precious baby. But the dreaded reality is that diet and exercise alone won't return your tummy to its pre-pregnancy state - or remove those stretch marks!
Here at Syracuse Plastic Surgery, we are frequently asked for liposuction to fix the problem of a post-pregnancy tummy. Yes, "lipo'' will help, but it is only part of the solution. Liposuction is a simple procedure that removes fat in selected areas, and, if done with skill is a very useful tool. But the skin of the post-pregnancy body won't return to its pre-pregancy look with lipo alone. Even some of the newer procedures, like Coolsculpt, that can actually "melt" fat, still won't sculpt shape or restore your skin's elasticity.
For that beautiful, tight, perfect abdomen you're look for, Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) is the surgical procedure of choice! It will remove excess skin and restore the abdominal muscle's position. Combined with selective liposuction, we can help you achieve the sculptured tummy of your dreams! Our sculptural tummy tuck is a skilled, artistic, just-for-you combination of fat removal and tightening of skin and muscles. Just look at some of our results. These could be yours!
The first one is a 37 year old following 2 pregnancies. She was unhappy with her "Muffintop" and lack of visible muscle tone. Here's her "before" and "after." What a difference!
In the example above, you can see her "before" problems, and her beautiful post-surgical results. I call this approach a "Combo." It combines a limited tummy tucky, moving the Umbilicus (belly button) slightly lower, removing the "muffintop," sculpting the abominal muscles with limited liposuction, tightening the muscle, and removing extra, unwanted skin. Some call this procedure it a "Marriage Abdominoplasty!" This entire procedure was done at our office surgical facility under sedation alone - at aconsiderble savings as compared to an outpatient Hospital facility.
This 33 year old, after 2 pregnancies, had a lot of extra sagging skin anchored at the navel, along with many striae(stretch marks). She had done a lot of working out, which helped her to lose fat, but did nothing to tighten her skin.
For her, the solution was a FULL ABDOMINOPLASTY, done as an outpatient at the hospital because we needed a deeper anesthesia for her procedure.
A lot of skin was removed with a transposition of the belly button, keeping it at the same level but with new and healthy-looking skin around it. Muscles were tightened, along with liposuction done which revealed the "six pack" you see in the "after" pictures. Most of the stretch marks disappeared with the tightening of the skin,because the skin is tight - and even the scar is invisible under a "string bikini!"