Tummy Tuck in Wayne, PA

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

For adults, loose skin and unwanted fat in the abdomen can be frustrating and challenging despite attempts to reduce it. Significant weight loss, childbirth, and aging are the most popular reasons why someone may not be able to regain a slim and tight abdomen. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic enhancement that reshapes the stomach area, producing amazing results for patients. At our Wayne and Havertown, PA facilities, Dr. Xiaobin Li and her team perform abdominoplasty that is tailored on the amount of excess skin and fat present. This popular surgery at Everest Medspa allows men and women the opportunity to have a toned, smaller abdomen and more confidence. Learn more about how a tummy tuck can eliminate excess skin and fat while also tightening the abdominal muscles before contacting us for your consultation.

How is a tummy tuck performed?

Body contouring of the abdomen is performed with general anesthesia. There are several methods to consider when the surgery is performed by Dr. Li, which is tailored for the patient's needs. For starters, the incision size is chosen based upon the amount of excess skin. Some individuals with severe lax skin may require an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique places the incision from hip to hip, just above the pubic line. Some individuals who have minimal skin looseness may be better candidates for a smaller incision. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from skin tightening, but will simply have a smaller scar. Regardless of the method, all tummy tuck procedures at Everest Medspa involve the excision of sagging skin and liposuction.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a tummy tuck cost?
At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Li will customize your unique surgical plan based on your specific needs and goals before discussing costs. She will be better able to estimate your costs once the type of tummy tuck has been selected, which technique will be used, what anesthesia is needed, and more. To ensure you get high-quality results, Everest Medspa helps make your tummy tuck easy to afford by using several payment methods and giving you information on low-interest financing.

What type of tummy tuck should I get?
There are three main techniques for abdominoplasty: full, mini, and extended. In your consultation, Dr. Li will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam. Then, she can better decide the technique that will produce the best results. A full tummy tuck is good if you would like to correct loose skin in both the upper and lower abdomen, while a mini tummy tuck is suitable for problems under your belly button, like a "pooch." The extended technique is designed to address issues in the stomach plus your upper thighs and hips.

What will my scars look like?
The incisions needed for your tummy tuck will depend on which type you are getting. During all tummy tucks, Dr. Li makes the smallest, thinnest incisions needed to minimize scars. She also places incisions in areas that are less visible (through the belly button or in the public region) so they may be concealed by underwear or a swimsuit. Following your surgery, it is essential to follow your scar management instructions so your stitches heal properly and eventually blend into your natural skin.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?
Although you may get pregnant following an abdominoplasty, it will likely alter your results. Dr. Li recommends that you be done with planned pregnancies and childbirth before you get a tummy tuck. If you do become pregnant after your tummy tuck, a second surgery may be done to refresh your results.

Can I get a tummy tuck with another surgery?
Several patients combine another body surgery with a tummy tuck to see more dramatic results. At your consultation with Dr. Li, discuss your concerns so a comprehensive surgical plan may be developed to match your goals. You may combine abdominoplasty with a thigh lift for a lower body lift or other areas for all-over body contouring. If you are trying to improve your body after pregnancy or losing a significant amount of weight, you may be an ideal candidate for after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover.

Tummy Tucks

A variety of factors can lead to a sagging abdominal area that leaves behind hanging skin. We understand it can be annoying and frustrating — surgery is usually the primary way to overcome this. If you are bothered by the hanging skin in your abdomen, no matter how minimal or severe, cosmetic surgery by Dr. Li in Wayne or Havertown, PA can allow you to get the look you desire. Please contact Everest Medspa to learn more.

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