Abdominoplasty (commonly referred to as a Tummy Tuck) is a surgical option that offers dramatic improvements for patients seeking a smoother, tighter, and firmer stomach with a natural-looking, contoured appearance. A full abdominoplasty involves a two-layer approach that repairs both the muscles and the skin. Dr. Bayran and his surgical team remove the excess skin and fat in the torso area and tighten the abdominal muscles—which, for female patients, may or may not be damaged as a result of pregnancy (a condition referred to as diastasis recti, or abdominal separation). As with every procedure, Dr. Bayran’s team performs each Tummy Tuck with precision and minute attention to detail, always keeping the end result in mind.
For patients with a small amount of loose skin, a quicker and less invasive Mini Tummy Tuck can tighten the lower abdomen, provide improved shape, and remove loose skin with less dissection than a full abdominoplasty. Dr. Bayran often pairs hi-definition liposuction and body contouring—which vastly improves size, shape and definition—with a Mini Tuck to tighten the abdominal area.
A Belt Lipectomy or Full Body Lift may resemble a more extensive Tummy Tuck, particularly since the primary goals are to remove excess fat, tissue, and loose skin and fat. It should be noted that while the Tummy Tuck is performed only on the front of the body, a Full Body Lift is a circumferential procedure, involving an incision around the entire torso to remove fat and tighten skin around the waistline. Dr. Bayran and his surgical team often recommend this procedure to patients who have experienced dramatic weight loss and therefore carry significant loose skin around the waistline, including those who have fluctuated with weight over time.