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Redefining Abdominal Beauty
There are several factors that can lead to the development of loose skin on the body, including aging, pregnancy, and weight loss. Thankfully, there are procedures that can be performed to diminish loose skin and create a younger, tighter appearance. At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, our plastic surgeons are proud to offer reverse tummy tuck procedures to help patients look and feel their best. To learn more, contact our facility to schedule a consultation today.
Sculpting a Rejuvenated Core
A regular tummy tuck places a low incision from hip to hip to pull extra skin down and remove it. A reverse tummy tuck places an incision under the breasts to pull extra skin up and remove it. A reverse tummy tuck (upper abdominoplasty) can be a beneficial procedure for patients who are concerned about excess/loose skin and unwanted fat on their upper stomach or for patients who are concerned about the placement of a traditional tummy tuck scar.
This includes fat deposits that develop from excess skin below the breasts and are most prominent when sitting. Additionally, a reverse tummy tuck procedure can be useful for patients who have had a previous tummy tuck or liposuction procedure but are not completely satisfied with their results because of the formation of scar tissue. At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, our plastic surgeons are proud to offer reverse tummy tuck procedures to help patients look and feel their best. To learn more, contact our facility to schedule a consultation today.
Rewriting the Rules of Abdominal Enhancement
To be a good candidate for a reverse tummy tuck Reston patients need to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for their results. Ideally, women who want a reverse tummy tuck will not be planning to get pregnant in the future. Pregnancy after a reverse tummy tuck will greatly affect and alter the results of the procedure. A reverse tummy tuck can be beneficial for both men and women who have experienced extreme weight loss and are now at their goal weight. It can also be helpful for women who have excess or loose skin due to pregnancy and/or aging.
The Art of Contouring
During the initial consultation for a reverse tummy tuck Reston patients will meet with one of our experienced plastic surgeons to discuss your goals for surgery. They will examine your abdominal area in order to provide specific recommendations for treatment. Prior to the actual procedure, you will work together to develop a custom treatment plan that will achieve your desired results. Our team always takes the time to educate you about the details of your treatment, recovery, and expected results, allowing you to make informed choices.
Reclaim Your Waistline
The cosmetic surgery procedure is carried out at Austin-Weston, located in Reston, VA. It is typically an outpatient treatment that is done under general anesthesia, allowing patients to return home on the same day and rest comfortably.
We also have an overnight recovery suite for patients who are incorporating a reverse tummy tuck into a more complex combination of procedures or who desire concierge care. The surgery usually takes around two to four hours to complete. To start the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision under the breasts. They then remove any extra skin and fat from the upper abdomen through this incision. Afterward, they tighten and lift the remaining skin and use dissolvable stitches to secure it in place. This procedure doesn't involve moving the belly button, unlike a traditional Tummy Tuck.
A Flatter, Tighter Stomach
After undergoing a reverse abdominoplasty Reston patients will experience immediate improvements in the appearance of their upper abdomen, which will be smoother and tighter. Additionally, their breasts will appear fuller. It is important to note that the maximum benefits of this procedure will become more noticeable a few months after surgery once the swelling has subsided. Reston reverse tummy tuck patients should be aware that a thin horizontal scar will remain following a reverse tummy tuck. However, our skilled surgeons take great care to place the incisions in such a way that the resulting scars are discreetly hidden within the natural breast crease.
A Younger Waist
The recovery period following the procedure typically lasts between one to two weeks. During the initial phase, Reston reverse tummy tuck patients will be required to wear a specialized surgical bandage or compression garment to support the healing process.
It is common to experience swelling, bruising, and tenderness for the first 10 to 14 days. Mild to moderate discomfort can be expected during the first week, and you will be provided with prescribed pain medications to ensure a comfortable recovery at home. After one to two weeks, patients generally feel well enough to return to work. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and exercise for a period of four to six weeks. This allows ample time for proper healing and helps prevent potential complications.
Yes, a reverse tummy tuck does involve incisions, which will result in scarring. However, a skilled plastic surgeon will strategically place the incisions in the natural breast crease, aiming to minimize the visibility of scars. Over time, the scars will fade and become less noticeable. It's important to follow your surgeon's post-operative scar care instructions to optimize the healing process.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved in a reverse tummy tuck. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in sensation, and unfavorable scarring. However, choosing a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon reduces the risks. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the potential risks and provide you with detailed information about the procedure.
Yes, a reverse tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures to achieve comprehensive body contouring results. Commonly combined procedures include breast lifts, breast augmentations, liposuction, or traditional tummy tucks. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your specific needs and goals to determine the most appropriate combination of procedures for you.
Ideal candidates for a reverse tummy tuck are individuals who have excess skin and laxity in the upper abdominal area. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure. A consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is necessary to assess your candidacy and determine if a reverse tummy tuck is the right choice for you.
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