Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
At Elite Plastic Surgery, we offer abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, performed by our skilled surgeons, Dr. Rozbeh Torabi and Dr. Radbeh Torabi. This procedure is well-suited for individuals who struggle to attain a flat and toned abdominal area despite their efforts with a healthy lifestyle and diet. A tummy tuck involves the meticulous removal of excess loose skin and stubborn fat deposits from the midsection, resulting in a more defined and flatter abdominal profile.
Suitable candidates for a tummy tuck are generally those who are in good overall health and have already achieved or are near their desired weight. It’s essential to understand that a tummy tuck is not intended as a weight loss procedure but rather as a means to tone and sculpt the midsection.
How It’s Done
During a tummy tuck, the surgical process typically involves the following steps:
- A horizontal incision is skillfully made along the lower abdominal area, extending from hip bone to hip bone. This incision, carefully placed along the bikini line, is designed to be discreet and easily concealed.
- Excess fat and tissue are meticulously removed from the abdominal region. This process not only creates a flatter appearance but also helps in achieving a smoother contour.
- The fascia, the connective tissue beneath the skin, is tightened to enhance the abdominal wall’s firmness and structure.
- Any excess skin, particularly around the navel and areas with stretch marks, can be removed during the procedure to further improve the skin’s appearance.
The duration of a tummy tuck surgery can vary, typically taking between 2 to 5 hours. The exact time depends on the extent of the surgery and the individual patient’s aesthetic goals and needs.
A tummy tuck primarily focuses on the midsection and abdominal area, making it an excellent choice for individuals looking to improve the appearance of their belly.
Recovery Time and Healing
The recovery process following a tummy tuck is a gradual one. Patients can expect:
- A recommended period of about 14 days of complete rest, followed by a reduced activity level for approximately 6 weeks.
- Patients may experience significant bruising, swelling, tenderness, and a sensation of skin pulling due to the tightening of muscle and skin tissue.
- While gentle movements are encouraged during initial recovery, strenuous activities should be avoided to facilitate proper healing and normalize blood circulation.
- Some swelling and bruising are common, especially around the abdominal area and belly button.
- Tubes may be used initially to drain blood and fluid from the incision site.
- Pain medication is typically prescribed during the first few weeks to manage post-operative discomfort.
- Patients should schedule follow-up appointments for progress checks. Over time, the swelling and discoloration will subside, although this may take a few months.
- Depending on the extent of the surgery, a support garment may be required for several weeks.
It’s crucial for patients to be cautious and follow post-operative care instructions diligently to minimize risks and ensure a successful outcome.
The cost of a tummy tuck procedure can vary widely based on several factors, including the surgeon’s fees, the surgical facility’s fees, anesthesia fees, and any additional medical tests or post-operative garments that may be required. Additionally, the extent of the surgery, such as whether it involves skin removal around the navel or other specialized procedures, can impact the overall cost.
Lipo 360 (VASER LIPO)
At Elite Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer VASER LIPO, a cutting-edge body contouring technique designed to effectively remove unwanted fat. This minimally invasive procedure harnesses the power of ultrasound energy to precisely target and eliminate excess fat deposits from various body areas. VASER LIPO is the ideal choice for individuals who aspire to achieve a sculpted and well-defined physique through a procedure that offers exceptional results with minimal downtime.
The ideal candidates for VASER LIPO are individuals who are in excellent overall health, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and possess realistic expectations for the procedure. It’s important to note that VASER LIPO is not intended for individuals seeking massive weight loss. Instead, it focuses on addressing localized fat pockets and providing a more sculpted appearance.
How It’s Done
VASER LIPO is a sophisticated body contouring procedure that typically involves the following steps:
- Your journey starts with a personalized consultation with our plastic surgeons. During this vital step, we delve into your goals, medical history, and expectations. This ensures your suitability for the procedure and empowers our surgeons to craft a customized treatment plan that aligns perfectly with your needs.
- On the day of your procedure, you’ll arrive at our clinic. This is your chance to address any last-minute questions or concerns and confirm that you’re fully prepared for your surgery.
- Depending on your specific case and preferences, you’ll receive either local or general anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Your surgeon will discuss this with you during the consultation.
- Our skilled surgeons will make small, strategically placed incisions in the targeted areas. VASER LIPO employs advanced ultrasonic energy to liquefy excess fat cells while preserving the surrounding tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. Once the fat is liquefied, it’s gently suctioned out using a specialized cannula, or thin tube. This process allows for precise fat removal and sculpting.
- Our experienced plastic surgeons use their artistic skills to sculpt and contour the treated areas, ensuring a harmonious and natural-looking result that aligns with your aesthetic goals.
- After the fat removal and sculpting are complete, the incisions are meticulously closed using sutures. These sutures help promote proper healing and minimize scarring
VASER LIPO is a versatile body contouring procedure that can effectively target and remove excess fat from various body areas, including:
- Love handles
This comprehensive approach allows patients to achieve a more sculpted and toned appearance in multiple body regions during the same procedure, providing remarkable results.
Recovery Time and Healing
One of the notable advantages of VASER LIPO is its relatively quick and straightforward recovery process. After the procedure:
- Patients can typically resume their daily activities within a couple of days.
- Strenuous activities and exercise can generally be resumed after a few weeks.
- Some swelling and bruising in the treated areas are expected but should subside gradually.
Throughout the recovery period, our team at Elite Plastic Surgery will provide guidance and support to ensure a smooth and comfortable healing process, allowing you to enjoy your newly sculpted physique to the fullest.
The cost of VASER LIPO can vary depending on several factors, including the specific areas being treated, the extent of the procedure, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and surgical facility fees. To determine the exact cost of your VASER LIPO procedure, it’s essential to schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery. During this consultation, we will assess your unique needs and goals, providing you with a personalized quote that outlines the expected expenses associated with your procedure. Additionally, our team can discuss potential financing options to make achieving your desired aesthetic goals more accessible.
Start Your Journey to Enhanced Appearance at Elite Plastic Surgery.
As you wrap up your exploration of these transformative procedures, from tummy tucks to VASER LIPO, you’re now well-informed and ready to take the next step toward enhancing your appearance. Embrace this journey to renewed self-confidence and joy. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced plastic surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery and let us turn your aesthetic aspirations into reality.
Our services extend throughout Arizona, encompassing Chandler, Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Goodyear, and beyond. Your transformation begins with us.