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Nov 5, 2007
Loss of elasticity of the skin of the abdominal region and laxity of the musculature may be helped by an abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a "Tummy Tuck". Not a remedy for dietary indiscretion, the procedure of Abdominoplasty affords relief for those suffering from overhanging abdominal skin as the result of loss of weight or multiple pregnancies.

During this surgical procedure all of the excess fat and skin from the umbilicus, or "bellybutton", to the pubic hairline is removed. If necessary, the muscles are then brought together with multiple sutures in order to tighten the appearance of the abdomen.

Finally, the skin and fatty tissue are removed. The umbilicus is resutured to the skin in its normal anatomic location.
The procedure takes about two and a half hours and is performed with the patient asleep. Patients either go home or transfer to one of our aftercare facilities following surgery.

Many patients lose additional weight as a result of the success achieved through their surgery. They are motivated to further improve their self-image.

Surgery Time is about two hours. General anesthesia is offered. The patient is completely asleep. Sutures are removed in one week.

Another procedure, designed to remove undesirable localized fat, is suction lipectomy. Like abdominal lipectomy, suction lipectomy is not performed as a "weight control" procedure. Instead, it is most effective on those individuals with stable weight who have localized deposits of fat on the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen. Additional areas to which Liposuction may be applied are the calves, knees, arms, breasts, or any area where there is fat deposit that will not respond to dietary controls.

We are using the new "Tumescent Technique", a method of fluid injection into the tissues for anesthesia, with Ultrasonic Liposuction. The results are excellent.

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis with sedation and anesthesia depending upon the desires and health status of the patient. The operative time is between one to two hours. Postoperative discomfort is minimal. The incisions are camouflaged by their placement within normal creases of the body. A compressive garment is worn for two to four weeks after surgery. Sutures are removed at the end of one week.

Liposuction will not remove hanging skin or "dimpled" skin, often called cellulite. Surgery Time is about one to two hours. Sedation or general anesthesia depending on the health status of the patient is offered. A comprehensive garment is worn for two to four weeks after surgery. Sutures are removed after one week.
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Dave Stringham is the President of LookingYourBest.com an online resource for plastic surgery procedures. Learn more about breast augmentation and rhinoplasty procedures.
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