Abdominoplasty by Dr. Tachmes
Board Certified Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Tachmes has an extensive experience in abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedures. He has developed a unique method of abdominoplasty surgery that produces a contoured, anatomically correct abdominal wall. His technique involves targeted liposculpting of the abdominal skin flap and the areas surrounding the umbilicus. His method of non-tension umbilicus reconstruction creates an aesthetically satisfying bellybutton with minimal evidence of previous surgical intervention.
Dr. Tachmes has performed over 1000 tummy-tuck procedures over the past 20 years and is an expert in this procedure. His technique produces a very natural appearing abdominal wall and belly button with minimal evidence of scar formation. He combines selective liposuction methods to sculpt your abdominal torso simultaneously during the tummy-tuck procedure. In most cases liposuction is also performed around the hips and flanks to create a slimmer waist and back area.
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, fluctuations in weight, heredity and prior surgery.
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Although the results of a tummy tuck 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 a tummy tuck. Also, a tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally those treated areas below the belly button.
Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have realistic expectations
- You are a non-smoker
- You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is too large
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