Our Lipoabdominoplasty and Tummy Tuck Procedures Fit Every Size
Just like our life experiences, everyone’s body is different. When you realize that you have excess fat and skin that dieting and exercise cannot eliminate, then take the next step and meet with a cosmetic surgeon to determine which lipoabdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedures he or she recommends for you.
Dr. Alan Greenberg has been helping patients in Frisco, Plano and Dallas achieve shapelier figures with various lipoabdominoplasty and tummy tuck procedures. He spends time meeting with patients to discuss their goals and develops an approach that is designed to meet their unique needs.
Three types of lipoabdominoplasty and tummy tuck procedures
The traditional tummy tuck procedures performed years ago were extremely invasive. Separating skin and fat from muscle often necessitated full anesthesia, cauterization of blood vessels, and drains to remove fluids and also required overnight hospital stays.
Today, lipoabdominoplasty procedures offer all the advantages of traditional tummy tucks with more fat removal and less risk and expense. Dr. Greenberg can tighten abdominal fascia – the strong layer of tissue lying over the abdominal muscles that tightens and flattens the abdomen – above and/or below the umbilicus (navel), depending on your shape. He offers the following options:
- Traditional lipoabdominoplasty. Ideal for most patients requiring a large to moderate amount of abdominal skin to be removed, the incision area is similar to that for a traditional tummy tuck – hip to hip – so that the majority of excess fat and skin can be removed. The umbilicus is separated from its surrounding skin and tissue. After the excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is pulled down and the umbilicus is repositioned in a natural location.
- Sliding umbilicus lipoabdominoplasty. Some individuals have loose abdominal muscles and may appear to be pregnant, though they have very little excess skin to remove. Dr. Greenberg can tighten the fascia and pull the skin down slightly so that they do not need an incision around the umbilicus.
- Reverse lipoabdominoplasty. This procedure is best for women with more fat or excess skin in the upper abdomen. Dr. Greenberg makes incisions just under the breasts, in the inframammary fold. After he removes the fat, the remaining skin is pulled upward, and most of the scar is hidden under the breasts.