Dr. William E. LoVerme
Abdominoplasty improves a bulging abdomen that can result from aging, weakened muscles, pregnancy and previous surgeries. It flattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of the abdominal wall. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won't respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
Dr. William LoVerme offers many variations of the standard abdominoplasty. A mini-tummy tuck leaves no scar around the belly button for those with lower abdomen issues. Liposuction enhances the final result. Dr. LoVerme customizes the procedure to your needs. Dr. LoVerme often combines abdominoplasty and breast surgery in one operation to give the best overall results with the less healing time.
Following abdominoplasty, most people find they are more comfortable in clothing and more confident about their appearance. Unless you gain weight or become pregnant, your tummy should remain smooth and flat for many years to come.