For A Trimmer Lower Abdomen, We Offer Partial Abdominoplasty Philadelphia

Longing to have taut and toned abs like Victoria’s Secret Models Kendall Jenner and Allesandra Ambrosio? Dieting and exercising just not doing it for you? If so, then what you need is a little extra help. 

Try an abdominoplasty, which is also called a tummy tuck. This is a type of plastic surgery that helps to remove the excess fat, skin, and tissue from your stomach and tightens the underlying stomach muscles. After all, how many crunches and leg lifts are you going to huff and puff through to achieve your desired results, not to mention painfully slowly? 

What Is An Abdominoplasty?

It is a type of cosmetic surgery that eliminates excess fat, flab or skin in your stomach region that doesn’t respond to diet and/or exercise. An abdominoplasty helps flatten the abdomen region and tighten the abdominal muscles. 

You may choose to get liposuction done along with an abdominoplasty. After getting a tummy tuck, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle which involves exercising regularly and eating right if you want your stomach to stay flat and fabulous.

What Is A Partial Abdominoplasty? 

A partial tummy tuck or abdominoplasty involves the removal of fat and fatty deposits from the lower half of the stomach, without touching your belly button. The primary difference between a mini/partial abdominoplasty and a full abdominoplasty is that in the former, fat removal and skin tightening is only carried out in the lower half of the abdominal wall, below the belly button. 

Liposuction is used for the entire abdominal wall and the stomach muscles can still be tightened. Also, scarring is less in a partial abdominoplasty. 

A partial abdominoplasty, unlike a full abdominoplasty, deals with only the lower half of your stomach while your upper stomach remains untouched. Your belly button is not moved.

The excess fat, skin and tissue from the lower half of your stomach is removed by the surgeon with the help of cuts and incisions. Also, recovery time is less in a partial abdominoplasty, which is not the case in a full abdominoplasty. 

How A Partial Abdominoplasty Is Performed

First, you will receive general anesthesia. The operation takes about an hour or two and is usually an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to go home after surgery (although some partial abdominoplasties require a short stay in the hospital). 

A partial abdominoplasty involves a much smaller and shorter incision in the lower stomach area and the navel is mostly not moved, as is in the case of a complete abdominoplasty procedure. 

Also, the skin flap that is lifted up is smaller, going from the incision to the navel. The excess fat and skin is removed and the flap is stretched back into place.

When the procedure is finished, your surgeon will close the incisions using small sutures/stitches and will then cover the operated area with bandages. He/she may also insert a small drainage tube under your skin for several days to drain excess fluid from the surgery.

Contact Our Office

Want to learn more about the tummy tuck? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ryan Hoffman. He will gladly answer any of the questions you have and guide you to the look of your dreams.