Aging, pregnancy, hormonal changes and many other aspects of life take their toll on your body. The most frustrating area for men and women is the abdomen. Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery to give you a flat, toned midsection. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lars Enevoldsen of Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center, offers tummy tuck surgery for men and women in Modesto, Stockton and surrounding areas of California.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
If you live a healthy and active lifestyle, you expect your body to be toned, but this does not always happen. The abdomen is prone to developing stubborn fat and loose skin, and this can leave you with a midsection bulge. Abdominoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that eliminates this problem.
Benefits of Abdominoplasty
Men and women choose to have tummy tuck surgery for many reasons.
- The surgery removes excess fat when diet and exercise fail
- Abdominoplasty is effective for loose, sagging skin that cannot be remedied with other approaches
- A tummy tuck gives you the edge you need to feel successful in your efforts to maintain an attractive body
How Does Abdominoplasty Work?
A bulge in the stomach area and love handles are caused by excess fat. Your skin may have also lost some elasticity, and the underlying muscles may be lax. Abdominoplasty addresses one or more of these problems.
- Excess fat is excised from the abdomen
- Loose skin is removed
- Underlying muscles are tightened with sutures
About Mini Tummy Tucks
Many patients have excess fat above and below the belly button, and this requires an extensive full tummy tuck. But if you only have fat below the belly button, Dr. Enevoldsen will modify his technique to perform a mini tummy tuck. The surgery is less extensive, but the results are just as impressive.
What to Expect from a Tummy Tuck
A full and mini tummy tuck both require a significant incision that goes from hip bone to hip bone following the line above the pubic area. The primary difference is that a full tummy tuck also involves creating a new opening for the belly button.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Enevoldsen may use sutures to tighten the abdominal muscles. He then pulls the fat and skin tightly over the abdomen and trims the excess. If this process changes the position of the navel, he will create a new opening in the skin to accommodate the belly button. The last step is to close the incision.
Full and mini tummy tucks do require some of the longer recovery periods amongst cosmetic procedures. We will explain what to expect post-surgery during your consultation.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Modesto, CA?
After you meet with Dr. Enevoldsen for a personal consultation, we explain the costs associated with your tummy tuck. Our payment options include cash, checks, major credit cards and financing through Med Loan Finance and CareCredit®.
Tone and tighten your midsection with a full or mini tummy tuck by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lars Enevoldsen of Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.