Tummy Tuck Case Studies
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Ex vivo liposuction is a novel technique wherein tissues that are preoperatively planned for excision can be liposuctioned in a sterile manner after removal from the patient. Excised tissues are routinely obtained during a tummy tuck, lateral thigh tuck, buttock tuck, brachioplasty, upper body tuck, and even medial thigh tuck. These tucking procedures are performed…
Please see this 49 years old female following a high definition tummy tuck.
A high definition tummy tuck is an advancement in abdominal contouring founded by SurgiSculpt. By modifying traditional tummy tuck maneuvers, SurgiSculpt is able to provide patients the benefit of maximal skin removal with the benefit of simultaneous fat removal.
Please see this 31 tear-old female who is enjoying HD Lipo 360 results.
HD Lipo 360 describes a fusion of three components that include 1)high definition body contouring, 2)fat removal via liposuction, and 3)360 degrees or circumferential sculpting in scope. When all three components have been met then HD Lipo 360 will create a magical body sculpting result.
Please see this 27-year-old after combining tummy tuck with Lipo 360.
Combining tummy tuck with Lipo 360 is indicated when the skin redundancy of the abdomen is severe and when muscle looseness is present. Extensive skin redundancy precludes you from undergoing effective liposuction.
First, the actual maneuver of liposuction with the back and forth motion of the cannula is difficult as the skin moves with each thrust making the piercing of the fat ineffective.
360 tummy tuck describes the sculpting of your torso in a 3-dimensional fashion to optimize your overall contouring aesthetics. 360 tummy tuck includes a tummy tuck on your front side followed by contouring of her back and sides. Back contouring involves comprehensive liposuction of your upper, middle, lower back, with fat transfer to your central…
A tummy tuck after c section is a routinely requested procedure that involves correcting pregnancy related abdominal changes. During pregnancy, your tummy will grow to accommodate your growing fetus. This is an amazing time for moms as they create a miraculous bond with their about to arrive baby. Unfortunately, the dramatic growth of the baby…
Please see this female who demonstrates high definition body contouring for the plus-size patients.
Body contouring constraints for plus size patients
High definition body contouring for plus size patients is now a reality. The procedure describes the ability to remove fat comprehensively in a circumferential manner. Comprehensive fat removal results are superior to conventional body contouring procedures as they result in more stunning con
How to avoid dog ears following tummy tuck surgery is a common question I get from patients desiring correction of undesired pregnancy changes. What is a dog ear? A dog ear is an unnecessary fullness that can result along the flanks following tucking of the front abdominal skin and soft tissues.
The reason for creation of dog ears is two fold. First, just as there is fullness in the front of the belly which patients are seeking a tummy tuck for, there is fullness of the sides due to either excess fat and/or skin redundancy. In addition, the process of tightening the soft tissues in the front will push the soft tissues out on the sides. Everybody has witnessed this effect when trying to stuff a suitcase when traveling.
Belly button shape and positioning are the most critical considerations when gauging success following tummy tuck surgery. This is because the tummy tuck belly button is the single most visualized component of your abdomen following surgery. Whether you are in the comfort of your undergarments or wearing a two-piece bikini on the beach, surgical incisions…
A board-certified plastic surgeon, SurgiSculpt, can give you the very best post bariatric tummy tuck results. An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that removes extra fat and skin to reduce the torso bulk, while also tightening the abdominal wall muscles.
urgiSculpt sets several goals to ensure the best tummy tuck outcomes. These goals include creating:
- A maximally narrowed waistline in order to exaggerate an hourglass figure
- An innie belly button that can be shown off even when wearing a two-piece bikini
- A low incision line that is hidden in your undergarments
- Proper differential to muscle tightening that will provide aesthetic contour lines with an upper concave and lower convex abdomen
- Avoidance of lateral flank prominence termed dog ears
- Highlights of your abdominal muscles when feasible
Tummy tuck Newport Beach is an extremely common request for both local and out-of-town patients searching for a high-end tummy tuck surgeon. Featured on several plastic surgery TV shows, Newport Beach, California is world-renowned as a plastic surgery hub.
Therefore, a high-end surgeon may be difficult to discover due to the sheer volume of plastic surgeons that the city has to offer. So, what separates a regular tummy tuck from one performed from a master body contour?
Will I have an abdominal scar after my tummy tuck? Unfortunately, regardless of which board-certified plastic surgeon you go to, the answer is always yes. We say this not to scare you away from the surgery, but to ensure you have all the information at your disposal prior to making your decision.
A tummy tuck is an incredible, life-changing cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that can not only improve your appearance but your confidence and quality of life as well.
Eliminating upper abdominal skin rolls, also known as stomach rolls is one of the most popular requests for a tummy tuck surgeon. The resented muffin top appearance that everyone wants to get rid of involves lower abdominal skin rolls and fat.
However, what many people do not know is that while a tummy tuck incision is made around the lower abdomen/waistline, upper abdominal skin rolls can also be eliminated with a tummy tuck. In fact, a full tummy tuck is the only plastic surgery procedure that will definitely remove this excess skin and fat all at once.
The tummy tuck is a highly sought after operation for patients who want to eliminate excess skin and fat, leaning out the abdomen. Decreasing girth with a tummy tuck includes the excision of the excess belly skin, which also aids in removing stretch marks and redundant skin.
Having a tummy tuck may not only provide the immediate results of a toned belly but in turn lead to lasting weight loss. A scientific study supports a neuroendocrine mechanism that involves an increased satiety feeling, due to the removal of fat cells in a tummy tuck.
A mommy makeover tummy tuck refers to a large plastic surgery procedure that aims to completely change a mother’s total body contour. There are several intricacies of a mommy makeover tummy tuck that distinguish it from an ordinary tummy tuck.
A mommy makeover and tummy tuck surgery will result in a significant reduction in your total body size. A tummy tuck is perfect for any mother that is looking to regain her youthful appearance. This allows your surgeon to cut out any stomach stretch marks you may have to create a smooth contour.
A tummy tuck also named an abdominoplasty, will not only provide you with the elimination of the excess skin and fat on your abdomen but the elimination of lower belly stretch marks. Eliminating lower belly stretch marks with a tummy tuck is one of the many benefits to a tummy tuck.
Depending on how far your stretch marks from your lower belly extend, a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck can be recommended. How far your stretch marks extend, eliminating lower belly stretch marks with tummy tuck, also depends on your belly button.
The most critical component of a successful tummy tuck is the creation of the belly button. This is because the belly button must be released during a tummy tuck to allow for maximum belly skin removal. Following the trimming of redundant skin and the tightening of the muscle, the skin is redraped and then repaired.
At this point, the belly button stalk that was released must be re-insert into the belly skin in order to re-establish a belly button.
This can be evaluated by having patients let their bellies go and stick it out as much as possible and then suck it their bellies in. If the difference between sticking out and sucking in is great, then this indicates a diastasis. When diastasis is present, then only a full tummy tuck must be recommended rather than less invasive alternatives such as a mini tummy tuck.
This is often required to tighten loosened abdominal muscles and fascia. Abdominal muscles and fascia can become distended and thinned out when increase and prolonged pressure is placed on the tissues. This can occur following severe weight gain or during pregnancy. When muscle thinning does occur, it occurs along the medial border of the two paired rectus muscles.
Ever wonder how to get an innie belly button with a tummy tuck? Tummy tucks have been traditionally plagued by the appearance of an aesthetically unappealing belly button created in the middle of the abdomen. As a tummy tuck revision center, I see suboptimal belly buttons weekly. The most common concern is the belly button incision line ring that is too large and visible as a target over the front surface of the belly.
Tummy tuck before and after pictures provide a very important guide to patients who are trying to find and choose their perfect surgeon. Patients who undergo a tummy tuck procedure should demonstrate aesthetically pleasing results which include a low incision line, an “innie” belly button, and a maximally narrowed waistline.
SurgiSculpt is a world-renowned plastic surgeon who consistently delivers high-quality tummy tuck results.
This 33-year-old male underwent scarless skin tightening with Renuvion and VASER on arms.
Scarless skin tightening has revolutionized the cosmetic surgery body contouring world. Scarless skin tightening has been made possible through a process called subdermal coagulation that describes the contraction of collagen molecules located in the deeper skin layer as well as underlying fibroseptal network(tissues that create a net-like web made of collagen that help keep the skin integrity).
Typically, VASER allows for comprehensive (90 to 95%) fat removal rather than just partial fat removal (40 to 50%). Due to this high capacity of fat removal, until recently VASER liposuction patients were selected carefully to avoid patients with loose skin who could be at risk of postoperative deformity of skin redundancy.
With the advent of VASER tummy tuck, minimal to moderate skin redundancy detected can be managed with a mini tummy while simultaneously sculpting the abdomen with VASER technology. Great care must be taken to avoid any undermining of tissues that are being liposuctioned. This will ensure appropriate skin vascularity.
Creating the best belly button for a tummy tuck is important. The umbilicus or belly button is a central abdominal feature in both men and women. Located along the midline, the umbilicus is a small depression in the abdomen that plays a fundamental role in the overall aesthetic of the abdomen and the body as a whole.
Successfully locating the neo-umbilicus is crucial to optimizing an abdominoplasty and creating the best belly button for a tummy tuck.
High definition body contouring refers to achieving stunning body contour outcomes that are superior to traditional body contouring results.
Several factors are required to achieve “jaw-dropping” results and these include attaining:
a) aesthetically pleasing contour lines
b) 360 degrees of contouring
c) anatomic muscular highlights
d)smooth skin contour
Aesthetically pleasing contour lines refer to the outer aesthetic lines that are created with mindfulness to female and male differences. For the female patient, there must be a maximally narrowed waistline that transitions smoothly to the maximally wide buttocks and hip contour.
This contour is typically described by the Tilde Curve, “~”. In contrast, the ideal male contour requires a distinct junction between the buttocks and the lower back as described by a shelf appearance created by a prominent lateral upper buttock prominence.
The high definition tummy tuck was developed by SurgiSculpt to allow for simultaneous abdominal etching while having the ability to maximally remove the skin by virtue of a tummy tuck incision design. The high definition of body contouring results is only obtained when both skin redundancy and excess fat are addressed.
This means the elimination of all skin redundancy and the removal of all excess fat. When both of these measures are accomplished, then truly transformative results are appreciated. This means stunning figures and curves for the ladies with a voluptuous buttock when desired.
The tumescent solution contains both lidocaine and epinephrine. The lidocaine is a numbing agent that helps reduce pain. The epinephrine is a vasoconstricting agent that contracts the vessels above thus helping reduce blood loss into the surrounding tissues.
When the vessels contact, they become less vulnerable to injury from the liposuction cannulas. Liposuction cannulas are hollow bore rods that literally strip the fat out of the body. Although they are intended to remove the fat, they obviously can theoretically injury other components in the tissues where the fat live. This can include ligaments, nerves, and vessels.
Please see this 51-year-old female who saw SurgiSculpt in consultation and decided to have HD liposuction of her back and flanks, but a tummy tuck to create a beautiful 360 transformation.
When considering contouring surgery to improve the aesthetics of your belly, several factors must be considered. The typical question I get during my virtual consultations is, “Do I need liposuction or tummy tuck?” Whether you will benefit from liposuction or tummy tuck is based on several factors including the extent of fat excess, degree of skin redundancy, and state of muscle integrity.
In order to minimize scarring after abdominal surgery, one must ensure there is minimal tension at the incision line. A scar is fibrous tissue replacing the normal skin and the body’s natural way of repairing the skin after an injury. Tension is one of the main reasons for excessive scarring.
When performing abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, it is imperative to maximally remove the redundant skin but not overdoing it so there isn’t unnecessary tension in the area. In order to minimize tension in the abdomen and minimize incision line scarring, different actions are taken.
What is a body lift? Body lift surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used to improve the overall aesthetic of the body. This primarily consists of excision of excess skin, often following a period of weight loss or to reverse the signs of aging or pregnancy.
As weight-loss surgeries such as the gastric sleeve are becoming more and more popular, there is an increase in demand for body lifts.
SurgiSculpt, founder of SurgiSculpt and body contouring expert, has a very strict post-bariatric surgery recovery protocol. Post-bariatric surgery is one of the largest cosmetic surgery procedures and there are numerous factors that play a role in the recovery process.
First, patients most often have excess skin circumferentially and thus the recovery time is hindered by the sheer volume of skin that is removed.
This is a 36-year-old female patient 3 months after her breast lift procedure. She also had a tummy tuck to further transform her body and look her best!
Breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance and aesthetics of the breasts. This procedure can address the drooping of a patient’s breasts. Breasts may drop for several reasons including age, gravity, pregnancy, and genetics, which causes the breast mounds to drop and look “saggy”.
Unlike lymphedema, women suffer from the painful condition of lipedema mainly in their legs. One of the most notable differences is that feet are generally not involved in lipedema.
Lipedema tissue usually stops at the feet and causes the size of the trunk and the size of the legs to become disproportionate. The feet are usually normal in size when initially affected, but then swelling begins to develop from the level of the ankles.
Tummy tuck definition is an abdominal surgery that is intended to remove lower abdominal skin maximally and to tighten the abdominal muscles in an attempt to eliminate abdominal skin redundancy and narrow the waistline. The tummy tuck definition has most recently been modified with prefixes “full” and “mini”.
The full tummy tuck definition continues to specify the original definition where maximal skin removal and muscle tightening is accomplished by undermining the entire abdominal skin following an incision in the lower abdominal pubic region. When undermining the abdominal skin up to the ribs, the umbilical stalk is released.
Tummy tuck alternatives include either a less invasive mini tummy tuck or minimally invasive Renuvion skin tightening. A full tummy tuck provides the advantage of not only maximally removing the skin from your belly (typically will be able to remove the skin from your pubic region to above your belly button) but also tightening your abdominal muscles (so you don’t look bloated). Two tummy tuck alternatives exist and these include:
A mini tummy tuck option removes a wedge excision from the pubic and lower abdominal region (well below the belly button). The indications for a mini tuck include:
Mommy makeover before and after results will demonstrate comprehensive correction of all breast and body areas. SurgiSculpt prides himself on the universal improvement of a patient’s appearance such that there is the harmony of contour shapes and lines throughout.
When you evaluate mommy makeover before and after results, SurgiSculpt urges you to look at the transition sides, i.e. the sides such as the flanks, the waistline, and the lateral chest region.
Mommy makeover Los Angeles is a favorite of the cosmetic surgery searched terms since this is one of the most popular procedures performed. If you have noticed changes in your body following pregnancy and breastfeeding and you live in or near Los Angeles, then we urge you to visit our Los Angeles satellite office in Century City.
You will have the opportunity to meet the doctors. During your initial consultation, you will be able to communicate all of your concerns and have a comprehensive analysis following a physical examination and history.
Mommy makeover reviews should be read with a critical eye. Make sure that you evaluate the validity of the reviewer. Mommy makeover reviews should demonstrate overall experience with the office, the entire staff, as well as the doctor. The most important part of a mommy makeover review should include insight into the actual results.
Comments regarding the outcomes of the surgery should be held in the highest of standards since after all, it is the result of surgery that will affect your life long term. Mommy makeover transformations should address the breasts, abdomen, back, buttocks, and even the thighs when necessary.
Mommy makeover results need to demonstrate a transformation that is “jaw-dropping.” The old days of correcting your abdominal contour without removing prominent back fat or “dog ears” are gone. With the advent of high definition liposuction body contouring over the last decade, mediocre results are no longer acceptable.
Current standards for mommy makeover results dictate the evaluation and treatment of the abdomen, breasts, back, buttocks, and thighs in order to achieve aesthetic beauty and harmony of the entire body.
“I want to have my mommy makeover near me,” is a comment made by clients all the time during consultation. It is understandable that many of our patients are from Orange County at large since they want the convenience of traveling short distances between the office and surgical center and their home.
In addition, patients searching for, mommy makeover near me, want the assurance of having their surgeon near them in case of an emergen
Tummy tuck reviews are critical to assessing the results of plastic surgeons’ tummy tuck outcomes. When reading reviews please take note of patients’ remarks regarding their actual results. As a popular plastic surgeon in Southern California a tummy tuck specialist, SurgiSculpt consults numerous patients each week and so he meets patients routinely who he feels may not be good candidates for a tummy tuck procedure.
Tummy tuck Beverly Hills refers to the gold standard of tummy tuck surgeries. The aesthetic standard and culture of Beverly Hills include top of the line plastic surgery that not only looks world-class but is also unnoticeable. Only an experienced tummy tuck surgeon can achieve the delicate balance between results that push the boundaries of cosmetic surgery all while keeping a natural final appearance.
While searching for a tummy tuck in Beverly Hills, patients are bombarded with a wide variety of plastic and cosmetic surgeons to choose from. As such, potential patients need to look for key signs that point to a master tummy tuck surgeon.