What is a Tummy Tuck?
Sagging skin and excess fat along the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to get rid of it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the primary reasons why an individual may not be able to regain a tighter and slimmer stomach. An abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the stomach area, producing great outcomes for patients. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Tsion Berhane performs tummy tuck surgery based on each individual's cosmetic goals. This popular surgery at Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery allows you to gain a gorgeous new figure and restored confidence. With a tummy tuck, you can eliminate excess skin and fat while also tightening the abdominal muscles. To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure, we invite you to contact our Silver Spring, MD office for your consultation.
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Dr. Berhane and staff were absolutely super amazing, very friendly and trustworthy. My results after getting my tummy tuck and lipo were absolutely stunning and Dr. Berhane always followed up with me to make sure my healing process was a success. I would definitely recommend her, truly a blessing!!"- T.D. / Google / Dec 15, 2019
"My experience with Dr.Berhane was amazing. My results are life changing. Minimum scarring and the follow up care was great. Dr. Berhane is great and she really cares about you as a person. She checks on you immediately after the procedure. I’ve been to her twice. Arm lift surgery and tummy tuck and liposuction. She is a caring doctor and I have and will continue to recommend her."- T. / Google / Jan 15, 2020
Who Can Have a Tummy Tuck?
If you are experiencing loose or wrinkly skin, as well as unwanted fat in the abdominal region, then abdominoplasty may be right for you. With this surgical treatment, you can regain a tighter and slimmer silhouette. Dr. Berhane suggests you be at a healthy weight prior to surgery. Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure — it surgically corrects loose skin. Liposuction is often implemented during surgery to remove fat. If your abdomen has healthy skin laxity, but you are still unhappy with how your tummy looks and feels even if diet and exercise have failed, you could consider liposuction. Women considering the tummy tuck treatment should be past childbearing to make sure the surgical outcomes are not compromised.
The Tummy tuck Procedure
Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are several methods that come into consideration when the surgery is performed by Dr. Berhane, which is geared to the patient's needs. For starters, the incision size is chosen based on the amount of excess skin. Some individuals with extensive sagging and loose skin may require an extended tummy tuck. This method makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic area. All abdominoplasty procedures at Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery involve the removal of loose skin and fat.
What to Expect After Your Tummy Tuck
Following this procedure, you will be carefully examined and sent home wearing a compression device to decrease swelling. Walking and standing will be hard to accomplish at first so you should take it easy for a couple of days. Moving about becomes less painful once the muscles relax and the incision begins to heal. Most patients can generally resume normal activities within two weeks. Exercise can resume around six weeks or earlier if you are cleared by Dr. Berhane. The abdominal area will feel some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Berhane will develop your unique treatment plan to reach your specific concerns and goals before discussing costs. She will be better able to estimate your costs as soon as the type of abdominoplasty has been decided, which technique will be used, what anesthesia you will need, and other factors. To make sure you get high-quality results from an experienced surgeon, Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery helps to make your tummy tuck easier to afford by taking several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest medical financing.
What will my scars look like?
When performing tummy tucks, Dr. Berhane makes the smallest, thinnest incisions needed to minimize scars. She also makes incisions in areas that are less visible (through the belly button or in the pubic region) so they can be hidden by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your tummy tuck, it is important to adhere to your scar management instructions so your sutures heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
While you may get pregnant after an abdominoplasty, it will alter your results. Dr. Berhane strongly encourages that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you consider an abdominoplasty. If you do become pregnant after your tummy tuck, another surgery may be done to refresh your results.
Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
A lot of patients get another cosmetic surgery with an abdominoplasty to give them more dramatic results. During your initial consultation with Dr. Berhane, talk to her about your concerns so a personalized surgical plan may be developed to match your aesthetic goals. If you want to rejuvenate your whole body after having children or losing a significant amount of weight, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift, liposuction, or breast augmentation + lift.
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A Smoother New You
A variety of factors can lead to a sagging stomach that creates hanging skin. We know it can be frustrating and challenging — tummy tuck surgery is usually the only way to overcome this. If you are tired of having loose skin in your abdomen, whether it is significant or not, cosmetic surgery by Dr. Berhane can help you get the look you desire. We invite you to call Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery in Silver Spring, MD to learn more.