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(Abdominoplasty) The most effective way to improve the appearance of significantly loose skin in the abdominal area is with Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
There are a variety of approaches to accomplish the Abdominoplasty. The Lipoabdominoplasty approach offers the best contouring and lesser downtime. This procedure involves liposuction of abdomen, waist and hips areas, followed by the removal of excessive skin following the natural curvature. This kind of procedure can be used to correct conditions such as Diastasis Recti, commonly seen in women after pregnancy.
Good Candidates for Abdominoplasty
Many people who have undergone drastic weight loss end up with drooping excess skin as a result. Many women find themselves in the same situation after pregnancy. These are often the ideal candidates for abdominoplasty.
The following groups are eligible for a tummy tuck procedure:
- People who have realistic expectations for their results
- People who want to improve the appearance of their abdomen by addressing excess skin, fat, and sagging muscle tissue
- Healthy people who are at a steady weight
- Non-smokers (or those who are willing to quit)
To determine whether or not you are a good candidate, you will meet with Dr. Ayim for a consultation before a date can be set for the surgery.
The Lipoabdominoplasty Procedure
At the start of the lipoabdominoplasty procedure, local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia is administered.
Liposuction is performed using a cannula (a thin tube with a sharp end). Incisions are created to provide access to the underlying tissues. Excess skin is removed, drooping muscles are tightened, and the remaining skin is tightened. Finally, incisions are closed with sutures.
The Recovery and Healing Process
Lipoabdominoplasty generally does not involve drains, or post-operative care and is offers a more gentle quicker recovery-time, compared to the traditional tummy tuck. You will be required to wear a garment up to six weeks to facilitate healing.
“Dr Ayim is great and very nice person. She is so confident and perfect. Her nature is lovely and I will definitely refer her to anyone!”
There are many factors that affect the overall cost of a tummy tuck. The total procedure time, the amount of excess tissue removed, the type of anesthesia used, and the techniques utilized all play a role in the final price of abdominoplasty.
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Get started with your abdominoplasty in Houston – contact our office today and set up a consultation with Dr. Daisy Ayim to achieve effective abdominal contouring.