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WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK?

An abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” as it is more commonly called, is a surgical procedure used to improve the contour of the stomach and abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, tightening the muscles of the abdomen wall, and repairing sagging skin.

A flat and well-toned stomach is something most of us strive for. But when diet and exercise alone do not work, an abdominoplasty will restore weakened muscles and create a firmer abdominal profile. The most common reasons people develop a loose, protruding abdomen include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Prior Surgery
  • Heredity
  • Weight Fluctuations

One of the most commonly performed aesthetic procedures, the tummy tuck can dramatically improve the appearance of your stomach. Also, it is considered a major cosmetic surgery. By educating yourself with the information we provide and by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Brent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S., he will help you analyze your personal situation to see if a tummy tuck is the best solution for you.

HOW CAN A ABDOMINOPLASTY HELP YOU?

As we age, gain and lose weight, or undergo one or more pregnancies, we can develop love-handles, unsightly bulges, and stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Moreover, our abdominal muscles may become lax which results in sagging, looser skin. If you are in good health and maintain a solid diet and exercise routine, an abdominoplasty may be the perfect way for you to regain a flat, tight stomach. In turn, restore the youthful contour of your mid-section.

TUMMY TUCK BEVERLY HILLS

Dr. Brent Moelleken is a double board certified, highly-experienced plastic surgeon with years of training in cosmetic body surgery procedures such as tummy tuck surgeries. He and the staff at Moelleken Plastic Surgery, whether in Beverly Hills are well-versed in numerous state-of-the-art abdominoplasty procedures.

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HOW DOES THE ABDOMINOPLASTY PROCEDURE WORK?

A abdominoplasty cosmetic procedure addresses abdominal deformities characterized by excess skin and subcutaneous tissue and laxity of the abdominal wall musculature. There are various types of tummy tuck procedures to contour your body and what procedure is best for you will depend on your unique, particular anatomy.

YOUR TUMMY TUCK WITH DR. BRENT MOELLEKEN

As a highly experienced tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Brent Moelleken will remove your excess abdominal fat then carefully address the laxity of your abdominal muscles. After directly suturing the muscles, you will once again have a flat, tight stomach. If you have sagging abdominal skin, you don’t have to be embarrassed another day because you could be the perfect candidate for a abdominoplasty. At our Neo Surgery Center, Dr. Brent will personally tailor the procedure to your anatomy so call us today and schedule your consultation.

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ARE YOU A GOOD TUMMY TUCK CANDIDATE?

In determining which abdominoplasty procedure is best for you, Dr. Moelleken will evaluate three vital components: your fat, skin, and muscle. He will determine the amount of fat present and where your fat is located. He will decide if you have intra-abdominal or extra-abdominal fat as the difference between the two are crucial because the treatment options are completely different. If your fat is extra-abdominal, it can be removed with a tummy tuck but if it is intra-abdominal, the fat cannot be removed.

EVALUATION & APPROACH

Dr. Brent Moelleken will evaluate the quality of your abdominal skin and the amount of excess skin you have. Your loss of skin elasticity and the ability of your skin to reshape itself will determine the best procedure and the length of your scar. Dr. Brent Moelleken will also evaluate the looseness of your abdominal muscles called diastasis. Muscle looseness can be located either below your belly button area or the entire abdomen from xyphoid to pubis.

When deciding your best treatment option, this differentiation is the key. If your abdominal bulge is located below your belly button and it is due to weak muscle and a mini-tummy tuck is usually an excellent choice. If the looseness is in your entire abdomen however, a full abdominoplasty is required to tighten the entire muscle. The most effective procedure for you will depend on your skin, fat, and muscle components and how they interact.

CALL TO BOOK YOUR PERSONAL TUMMY TUCK CONSULTATION TODAY!

At Moelleken Plastic Surgery we understand that every person is unique, and will work with you to develop a personalized approach to meet your aesthetic goals and give you the body you deserve. If you would like additional information about tummy tuck surgery, please call for an individual consultation with Dr. Brent Moelleken today!

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