Dr. Naderi is exclusively a Facial Plastic Surgeon (Face Specialist). Dr. Naderi refers his patients, seeking concurrent face and body cosmetic surgery, to a number of Washington’s Top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. This way, you will have the best of both worlds: A face specialist performing your facial cosmetic surgery and a body specialist performing your liposuction, Breast augmentation or Tummy tuck.
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to correct excess skin and fat of the middle and lower abdomen. The procedure improves a protruding abdomen and provides a flatter, more toned appearance. Good candidates for abdominoplasty include healthy patients who are in relatively good shape but are looking to improve excess skin and fat of the abdomen which have proven resistant to diet and exercise. Patients with fat deposits limited to the area below the navel may be candidates for a less extensive technique known as a partial abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck.
Abdominoplasty takes between two and five hours to complete and can be performed with general anesthesia or with local anesthesia and sedation. A partial abdominoplasty usually takes just one to two hours to complete. The incision made for abdominoplasty is extensive, often running from hipbone to hipbone just above the pubic area. A second incision is typically made around the navel as well. The incision for a partial abdominoplasty tends to be shorter and may not involve the second incision around the navel. Once the incisions are made, the abdominal muscles are tightened, excess fat and skin are removed, and the skin is pulled taught. A new hole is cut for the navel and the navel is then stitched in place.
Patients may experience some discomfort after the abdominoplasty procedure and this can be controlled with medication. Swelling and bruising are common and can last for several weeks to several months. Patients will be required to wear a support garment for a period of time after the procedure. Stitches may be removed in about seven days. Most patients are able to return to work within two to four weeks, though more strenuous activities and exercise will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.
Dr. Naderi refers his patients who seek concurrent Body and Breast Cosmetic Surgery to many of his experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgery colleagues.
Dr. Naderi’s offices are in Herndon, VA & Chevy Chase MD.
Q – What is abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is plastic surgery procedure which removes excess skin and fat of the middle and lower abdomen, producing a flatter and more toned appearance.
Q – Is abdominoplasty right for me?
If you are healthy and in relatively good shape but are looking to reduce excess abdominal skin and fat that has proven resistant to diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty. A partial abdominoplasty, also known as a mini tummy tuck, is a less extensive technique which may be an option for patients whose fat deposits are limited to the area below the navel.
Q – What does a consultation for abdominoplasty entail?
During a consultation for abdominoplasty, the plastic surgeon will evaluate your health, take a through medical history, assess your skin tone, and determine the extent of fat deposits in your abdominal region. Your goals will be discussed and all aspects of the procedure will be explained including the technique, the anesthesia, the facility, the recovery, the risks, the costs and so on.
Q – What type of anesthesia is used for abdominoplasty?
General anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation may be used for abdominoplasty.