The abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck procedure, is an excellent option for men and women interested in reducing the excess skin and fat that may be marring the appearance of the front of their abdominal wall. Those who have experienced weight gain and loss cycles, and may also have stretched their muscle layers contributing to the round appearance of their abdomen, will also benefit from the muscle tightening possible with this procedure.
This muscle tightening improves the waistline and restores the anatomy to the pre-pregnancy or weight gain state.
Dr. Soto actually performs 4 distinct variations of the abdominoplasty procedure, in order to tailor the surgical procedure to each individual patient’s anatomy and goals, as well as their desired recovery time. Generally, each technique will involve an incision in the groin area and may also involve an incision around the belly button. The skin is lifted to expose the muscle layer, which is then tightened, the excess skin measured and trimmed, and lipo-sculpting is performed to put the finishing touches on your new contour.
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