What Is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery, also called “abdominoplasty,” is a cosmetic procedure sought after for its ability to sculpt the abdomen into a flatter, more aesthetically pleasing contour. This procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal wall to reduce the evidence of past pregnancies, aging, and significant weight loss. Dr. Calabria has improved the outcome of this procedure with “abdomino-advancing-plasty,” his specialized technique that minimizes scarring, shortens recovery time, and delivers improved results compared to a traditional tummy tuck.
The Benefits of Tummy Tuck
- Achieves a flat, sculpted abdomen
- Tightens weakened or separated abdominal muscles
- Removes excess abdominal skin
- Removes stretch marks from the lower abdomen
Acheived With Tummy Tuck Surgery
Firmer Abdominal Contour
Through a low-cut bikini-line incision, the abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess skin is trimmed away to reveal a firmer abdominal contour. Liposuction is often paired with this procedure to remove excess fat and achieve optimal results.Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Calabria
Shorter Recovery Time
Dr. Calabria’s abdomino-advancing-plasty technique results in a shorter recovery time with almost zero seroma (fluid collection) because of the strategically placed incisions and sutures. Epidural anesthesia is used, which is safer than general anesthesia and also helps the patient return to normal faster.Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Calabria
With Dr. Calabria’s technique, less tension is placed on the scar, which results in a less noticeable scar and a lower chance of developing keloid and hypertrophic scars. The main scar will be located across the pelvis and can be easily hidden beneath a swimsuit. With a full tummy tuck, a small, unnoticeable scar will also be located within the navel.Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Calabria
Fewer Stretch Marks
Stretch marks from pregnancy and weight gain can be removed with tummy tuck surgery if they fall in line with the skin that is removed. Because less tension is placed on the incision, more skin, and therefore more stretch marks, can be removed with Dr. Calabria’s technique.Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Calabria