The following procedures often work well in tandem with a tummy tuck.
Mini Tummy Tuck
For some patients, a full tummy tuck is not needed. If there is a bulge only below the belly button, which is often a result of abdominal muscles separating during pregnancy, a mini tummy tuck may be more optimal. The mini tummy tuck requires a smaller, lower incision and leaves the belly button intact. Using gentle assisted liposuction, Dr. Alizadeh removes excess fat and then repairs the separated muscle tissue by stitching it together. This restores a firm, flat lower abdomen.
Torso Lift Belt Lipectomy
A torso lift, or belt lipectomy, allows Dr. Alizadeh to contour the hips, thighs and buttocks. In addition to the abdomen, the patient’s lower body is lifted, shaped and sculpted. This procedure is designed for patients who have lost a large volume of weight, yet still struggle with excess, unwanted skin.
Lateral Torso Abdominoplasty LTAP
This procedure is designed for those with excess upper abdominal skin or lateral breast skin, and it can also benefit patients who have had previous operations. Dr. Alizadeh will create a tapered contour by removing the excess skin that is hanging laterally and redraping and securing it along the sides of the torso, creating a smoother, tighter physique.
Panniculectomy Surgery For The Abdominal Apron
Also known as a pannus stomach or mother’s apron, apron belly occurs when the belly and fat expands due to weight gain or pregnancy. This appears as an apron-like flap that can hang low below the beltline, cause back pain, and prevent good genital hygiene. Patients who have worked hard to lose significant weight often have this extra pouch. Removing it helps them feel better about their weight loss and proud of their impressive achievement.
After having children, the flesh of the body can sag and hang instead of bouncing back as you want it to. Dr. Alizadeh can provide a "mommy makeover" procedure for women who desire a full-body restoration. This restoring procedure generally includes a tummy tuck and breast augmentation or a NaturaBra™ Breast Lift. Once it is complete, you can see your pre-pregancy figure again, firmed, contoured and in a beautiful hourglass shape.
In addition to removing excess skin, liposuction can be done to help achieve a slimmer, shapely result as a part of comprehensive body contouring.
Based on your vision for your body, Dr. Alizadeh may also discuss grafting the fat to your face or breasts to enhance or augment areas that are in need of a lift.
Additionally, Dr. Alizadeh may recommend using the unwanted fat in cellulite removal procedures by layering it to help prevent future scarring or dimpling.