Abdominoplasty - Dr. Shady Hayek

Abdominoplasty

Also known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Significant fluctuations in weight
  • Heredity
  • Prior surgery

Although the results of an abdominoplasty procedure are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone abdominoplasty surgery.

Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction of the abdomen and other areas of the trunck such as the flanks and the thighs in order to achieve a better sculptured look of the patient [Atiyeh B. S., Ibrahih A., Hayek S. N. The Ultimate Art of Sculpture Abdominoplasty.

Ann Plast Surg Reconstr Microsurg 4: 5-15, December 2010].

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