She looks great, however, take a closer look at her incision. It’s too high! And visible! Dr Saunders specializes in trying to get the best location for the incisions after body sculpting procedures and tummy tucks. Keeping the incision hidden in the underwear and bikini lines is critical. Otherwise it will show.
Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a procedure designed to contour and sculpt the abdomen giving it a smaller and thinner appearance. This surgery can remove the ‘spare tire’ from around the waist, stretch marks, loose skin and lower abdominal scars.
There are three key aspects to the tummy tuck: skin & fat removal, muscle tightening ad lipo-sculpting. Dr. Saunders does extra muscle tightening. Calling it the “California corset” technique. Dr. Saunders says the result is a tighter, flatter stomach. This technique works well for weak muscles after child birth, abdominal surgery or rectus diastasis.
The best candidate for tummy tuck surgery is anyone who is physically healthy and desires an improved physical appearance. Tummy tuck surgery is very effective for patients after pregnancy, weight loss, prior surgery, or those with decreased skin elasticity. A tummy tuck is part of a Mommy Makeover. Usually breast surgery is part of a Mommy makeover. Changes that happen with pregnancy can be severe and often can require surgery to improve. A women can work out very hard and still not reverse these pregnancy changes. Breast lifts or breast augmentation may be part of this cosmetic surgery. Dr Saunders specializes in these operations when needed and will discuss options in detail for you.
Dr Saunders performs this surgery at his state of the art cosmetic surgery center, and believes the BEST recovery begins with excellent post operative care. A major advancement in cosmetic surgery recovery is a device called the ‘pain buster.’ The “pain buster” This device trickles in a local anesthetic for pain relief following the cosmetic surgery. The “pain-buster” really works and provides maximum comfort and safety.Intravenous medicine and are no longer necessary. Days of long recovery in the hospital are in the past.
Dr. Saunders also performs a Mini-Abdominoplasty or Mini Tummy Tuck. These are operations with a small incision hidden in the pubic area. The results of the operation can be dramatic. Liposculpting and muscle tightening are also used for mini tummy tucks. Recovery tends to be shorter and easier then the classic tummy tuck. If you have too much loose skin a patient is to proceed with the classic tummy tuck. Dr Saunders will help the patient decide which is best for them.
It is very important that patients have realistic expectations of what a tummy tuck surgery can offer. Dr. Saunders is the author of ‘A Woman’s Guide to the “Real-Reality” of Cosmetic Surgery’. Dr Saunders sorts through all the information and focuses on education and basic concepts. In an easy to read and informative manner Dr Saunders present cosmetic surgery topics that focus on realistic options, realistic recovery, and realistic results. This is a must read if you are considering cosmetic surgery.