ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK) in Wollongong
Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck is a common cosmetic surgery procedure that removes undesired fat and excess loose skin from the abdomen while tightening up the abdominal muscles if needed. Changes to the midsection may be caused by pregnancy, age or weight change, and can be resistant to even the most rigorous weight loss efforts. In most cases, an abdominoplasty will restore shape and tone to the abdomen, creating a firmer and smoother body profile. The procedure is commonly combined with liposuction to recontour and reshape the entire abdomen, waist, hips and flanks.
Dr Ansari has extensive experience in tummy tuck procedures and will tailor your surgery to your precise needs and desired results. By combining nearly all his tummy tucks with liposuction to help remove stubborn pockets of subcutaneous fat, Dr Ansari can achieve the sculpted results sought by men and women alike. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr Ansari today and find out why so many Australians are choosing My Cosmetic Clinic for their body contouring procedures.
A tummy tuck can be useful when trying to achieve a flatter and firmer abdomen. Surgeons can tighten the skin of the abdomen to eliminate excess skin and fat from the stomach area. An abdominoplasty is effective for those patients who are generally physically fit but have not been able to lose extra fat and skin folds in the abdominal region.
Best Candidates for a Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty tends to work best for men and women who are in relatively good health and are worried about excess abdominal skin and large fat deposits that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Women seeking a tummy tuck often complain that changes during pregnancy have led to a protruding stomach or excess folds of skin or fat. Men are often wanting to lose their “pot belly,” “spare tire” or “love handles.” A tummy tuck can address all these issues, with several variations of the procedure depending on the amount of correction needed.
A tummy tuck is not a quick fix for eliminating excess weight. Instead, this operation is best suited for an active, generally healthy individual who has sincerely attempted diet and exercise, but still has a midsection that remains stubbornly unresponsive to those efforts. Specific criteria for a tummy tuck include:
- Good physical health
- No wound healing disorders
- Healthy mental state
- Willing to accept having a scar, which will be positioned so it is hidden under your usual undergarments
- Not planning additional pregnancies
- Near your target body fat percentage and not significantly overweight
Dr Ansari will evaluate your concerns, overall health and desired results at your initial consultation to determine whether abdominoplasty is the right cosmetic procedure for you.
Options in Tummy Tuck Surgery
There are two basic techniques Dr Ansari uses when he performs abdominoplasty:
Mini Tummy Tuck (also known as skin-only abdominoplasty)
This option is recommended for patients who have maintained tight abdominal muscles but have a small amount of loose skin they would like removed. The procedure involves a smaller incision and a quicker recovery period, but the results will not be as dramatic.
Full Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty is recommended for patients that have a considerable bulge around the middle, as well as stretched abdominal fascia and muscles. The full tummy tuck involves the relocation of the belly button and reconstruction and tightening of the underlying muscles to create a smooth, natural appearance.
Once Dr Ansari has performed a physical examination, he will be able to determine which of these tummy tuck techniques is more suitable to your needs. Please note that Dr Ansari almost always performs liposuction at the same time as a tummy tuck to remove excess fat from not only your abdominal area, but also your hips and flanks. The combination approach ensures you receive the best possible results from your tummy tuck procedure, with just a single time under anaesthesia required.
Tummy Tuck surgery requires the skills, expertise and artistry of a leading plastic surgeon.
While you’ve no doubt heard people say that diet or exercise is the solution, unfortunately there is only so much self-repair our skin can do. In reality, the only solution for stubborn excess skin is surgery.
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Cosmetic Clinic at WOLLONGONG
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Wollongong, NSW 2500
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Dr Haertsch has performed several hundred abdominal lipectomies using the Pitanguy approach and, whilst this is associated with a long scar just above the mons pubis, the scarring can generally be hidden. More recently he has been involved in dealing with people who have had massive weight loss as the result of gastric banding, and has been doing body re-shaping, including reduction of the floppy arms, breast reduction, abdominal lipectomy and thigh lipectomies.
Wollongong plastic surgery practices of Adrian Sjarif.
372 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500
Sydney 02 9588 5700
Wollongong 02 4226 6111
The tummy tuck surgeon can create a better-looking abdomen by removing excess skin and, fat and tightening your abdominal muscles. Your waistline will improve, your clothing will fit and flatter your body, and your confidence will skyrocket. Almost every tummy tuck patient is extremely satisfied with their decision to undergo surgery; most only wish they had done it sooner!
The abdomen is a problem area for many. If no amount of diet or exercise efforts is giving you the flat stomach you desire — particularly after having children or losing a significant amount of weight — Dr. Adrian Sjarif can help in Sydney or Wollongong.