The following procedures are often combined with a tummy tuck for enhanced results:
Mini Tummy Tuck
Depending on their circumstances, some patients may not require a full tummy tuck. In cases where there is only a small bulge below the navel, often resulting from the separation of abdominal muscles during pregnancy, a mini tummy tuck is usually better suited for the patient. This version of a tummy tuck involves a shorter incision at a lower point and leaves the belly button completely intact. Using a gentle liposuction technique, Dr. Alizadeh extracts excess fat from the area and treats the separated muscle tissue by suturing it back together. This returns the lower abdomen to a flatter, firmer state.
Torso Lift Belt Lipectomy
With a torso lift, otherwise known as a belt lipectomy, Dr. Alizadeh is able to provide more definition to the hips, thighs, and buttocks. On top of lifting the abdomen, the lower portion of the patient’s body is also raised, reshaped, and recontoured. This procedure is ideal for patients who have experienced a large amount of weight loss and are now struggling with excess, loose skin.
Lateral Torso Abdominoplasty LTAP
This procedure is specifically tailored for people that are dealing with excess upper abdominal skin and/or lateral breast skin. However, it can also be beneficial for patients who have had operations in the past. Dr. Alizadeh creates enhanced definition by removing any excess skin that is hanging laterally and attaching it to the sides of the torso, creating a tighter-looking physique.
Panniculectomy Surgery For The Abdominal Apron
Apron belly, often referred to as a pannus stomach or mother’s apron, happens when the belly area expands as the result of an increase in weight or pregnancy. This manifests as a flap that is apron-like in shape and hangs below the waistline, causing back pain and affecting the patient’s ability to have proper genital hygiene. Patients who exercise regularly to lose weight often develop this issue. Removing it boosts their self-esteem, making them feel better about weight loss and proud of their results.
Many women find that, after giving birth, their fleshy areas start to sag instead of bouncing back the way they want them to. Dr. Alizadeh offers a procedure known as a "mommy makeover" for women seeking a full-body restoration. This restorative treatment usually involves a tummy tuck and breast augmentation or a NaturaBra® Breast Lift. Upon completion, patients once again see their pre-pregancy figure, firm, defined, and in a remarkable hourglass shape.
On top of removing excess skin, liposuction can also help patients achieve a tighter, more shapely figure as a result of comprehensive body contouring.
Depending on the goals of the patient, Dr. Alizadeh may also consider performing fat grafts for the face and breasts to give an aesthetic boost to areas that could benefit from a lift.
Beyond that, Dr. Alizadeh may suggest using the extra fat from a cellulite removal procedure in a layering process that will prevent any potential scarring or dimpling down the line.