BENEFITS OF A TUMMY TUCK
A tummy tuck boasts many cosmetic benefits for patients who are unhappy with the shape of their midsection, helping to:
Remove excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat
Re-tighten loose abdominal muscles
Reshape the midsection
Restore strength and firmness to the abdominal area
Produce a flatter, slimmer figure
Improve appearance in certain clothing
Restore overall comfort and confidence
While the surgery is sought primarily for cosmetic reasons, this treatment also boasts functional benefits. A tummy tuck can help to:
Treat diastasis recti (the bulge of excess skin at the center of the stomach after a high-weight birth or multiple pregnancies)
Alleviate back pain
Improve urinary incontinence
RECOVERY AND AFTERCARE
Dr. Antún understands that post-surgical scarring is a concern for many patients. At HD Esthetique, patients receive the highest quality aftercare treatment to ensure scarring and side effects are minimized. Post-surgical aftercare may include a lymphatic drainage massage to reduce recovery time, post-surgical swelling, and fibrosis (scar tissue formation). Oxygen treatments may also be used to kill bacteria and help incisions heal quicker. The aftercare process will depend on how your body is recovering and adapting to the new contours.
The tummy tuck procedure generally requires at least a month of downtime, during which strenuous movement or exercise should be avoided. Dr. Antún’s highly experienced team of aestheticians will schedule follow-up appointments to assess your recovery in person and determine the most appropriate aftercare requirements. In your initial consultation, Dr. Antún will also give you more information about how he intends to minimize scarring during your procedure.
RESULTS OF A TUMMY TUCK
Immediately after surgery, patients usually experience swelling or puffiness in the abdominal area, while standing up straight may also feel uncomfortable. Though swelling may take two to three months to fully subside, you should be standing straight and comfortably within one to two weeks of your procedure. For the most natural-looking result, Dr. Antún will perform the surgery according to your individual body type and weight. The result will be a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate to your body. Ultimately, the tummy tuck serves to improve your holistic appearance by reshaping the midsection and restoring shape to your figure.
WHY CHOOSE DR. ANTUN AT HD ESTHETIQUE
Dr. Antún is a highly acclaimed cosmetic surgeon with over 15 years of experience. He leads a team of trained specialists at two locations in South Miami and Coral Gables who are driven to helping you achieve natural aesthetic outcomes that restore your comfort and confidence. At HD Esthetique, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care through all steps of the process. From consultation to aftercare, our team will provide constant support to ensure you are comfortable and satisfied with your results. Before your procedure, Dr. Antún conducts a full examination to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and concerns. He also uses the most advanced surgical techniques to produce your desired results and create your ideal figure.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
A tummy tuck is a highly rewarding procedure for both men and women seeking to re-tighten and reshape the abdominal area. If you have reached a healthy weight and the area is no longer improving with diet and exercise, a tummy tuck can help to contour the body’s midsection and produce the figure you have worked hard to achieve. Dr. Antún and the dedicated team at HD Esthetique can help you achieve your aesthetic goals while taking measures to minimize scarring and post-surgical recovery time. For more information on how abdominoplasty can help you achieve your ideal figure, call Dr. Antún’s team at 305-668-2853 to book your initial consultation.
WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tighten the abdominal walls. Pregnancy and weight gain can lead to the weakening and separation of the abdominal wall muscles, which leads to sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. A tummy tuck surgery serves to reshape the body’s midsection by tightening and toning the abdominal region, resulting in a slimmer and more attractive figure. Patients in and around Miami who want a firmer midsection should schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Florida’s leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Rafael Antún.
BEST CANDIDATES FOR A TUMMY TUCK?
A tummy tuck is a highly effective procedure for men and women with excess skin or large pockets of fat in the midsection that have not responded to diet and exercise. Factors that may lead to this issue include pregnancy, weight gain and loss, aging, or hereditary conditions. As this is not a weight loss procedure, the most suitable candidates will have already achieved a stable and healthy weight range and will be able to maintain their results with a healthy lifestyle with balanced nutrition and regular exercise. Ultimately, a tummy tuck should be considered a procedure that puts the finishing touches on your weight loss transformation.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
When you schedule your surgery with HD Esthetique, your tummy tuck will performed under general anesthesia delivered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The procedure will take place in an accredited surgical facility and may take from two to three hours, depending on the extent of surgery required. The details of the procedure will depend on the patient’s individual needs, current condition, and aesthetic goals, which will be discussed in-depth during your consultation. Generally, the incision is placed horizontally from hipbone to hipbone, or vertically down the middle of the abdomen. Through this incision, Dr. Antún will remove excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat before using sutures to re-tighten and reshape the abdominal wall for a firmer and smoother appearance. The surgery helps to repair loosened or weakened muscles to restore shape and strength the body’s midsection.