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If you’re not happy with the way your abdomen looks despite your efforts with diet and exercise, you may be wondering if there are any steps you can take to change it for the better. Thanks to modern medicine, it’s never been easier to effectively alter the shape and size of your midsection. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, offers you the chance to eliminate stubborn fat and enjoy a better-looking belly. If you are interested in cosmetic surgery in the Scottsdale and North Phoenix area, Alexander Villares MD Cosmetic Surgery can provide you with procedures that work.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that aims to make the abdomen smoother, firmer, and tighter by taking out unwanted fat and excess skin. The procedure can also be used to repair muscles that have been stretched or damaged by pregnancy. If you have recently been pregnant, were formerly obese, or have sagging skin due to age, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks may also be performed in addition to other procedures such as liposuction in order to provide patients with the comprehensive cosmetic changes they are interested in achieving.

What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?

There are two different procedures available to people who are interested in abdominoplasty. When you meet with your cosmetic surgeon, he will advise you regarding which type of tummy tuck is most suitable for your needs.

  • Partial abdominoplasty: If your belly fat is mostly situated below the navel, your surgeon may recommend a partial tummy tuck. This type of surgery doesn’t require moving the navel, and it is also a relatively short procedure.
  • Complete abdominoplasty: This more extensive procedure requires an incision from hip to hip. The surgeon reshapes and contours the muscles and tissues under the skin to provide a smoother, tighter abdominal appearance.

It’s important to remember that a tummy tuck is major surgery, and you will need some time to fully recover after undergoing the procedure. Follow all of your surgeon’s instructions for aftercare and recovery, and contact your surgeon’s office at once if you experience any unexpected issues.

Contact Dr. Villares

If you are interested in learning more about how cosmetic surgery can help you transform your body for the better, it’s time to get in touch with the surgical team at Alexander Villares MD Cosmetic Surgery. Call 480-725-8627 to set up a free consultation at our Phoenix office today.

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