Some people find that no matter how well they eat or how hard they exercise, they are still plagued by an abdomen that sticks out or by loose, sagging skin. Many factors including pregnancy, substantial changes in weight, and even genetics can contribute to this abdominal bulge. Regardless of which of these factors is behind it, a tummy tuck in Fort Lauderdale with Dr. Zoran Potparic can give South Florida Patients the look they want by eliminating stubborn fat deposits, removing loose skin, and restoring weakened or separated muscles.
A tummy tuck, more technically known as abdominoplasty, can help create the look of a firmer and flatter abdomen. This will also allow the previous bulge to look more natural and proportionate to the rest of the patient’s body.
BEFORE & AFTER TUMMY TUCK
Tummy tuck results vary from patient to patient. To view more real patients, check out our photo gallery.
While a tummy tuck can be performed on its own, it is often paired with liposuction to further improve the contours of the body. Another common procedure it can be combined with is labiaplasty, which allows multiple areas of the body to be rejuvenated at the same time. To be considered a good candidate, patients should be healthy, relatively fit, and motivated to maintain good weight control after surgery.
A tummy tuck can be beneficial for those who struggle with their abdomen; however, it is not a substitute for weight loss or an exercise program. Although the results are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by new significant fluctuations in weight, so anyone planning to shed a substantial number of pounds or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone this procedure.
It is also important to note that a tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks. Such marks may be partially removed or improved if they are located on the excess skin that is removed during the procedure.
A TUMMY TUCK WITH MUSCLE PLICATION
For all tummy tucks, Dr. Potparic will make a horizontal incision in the lower abdomen between the pubic hairline and navel. The length and shape of the incision will be determined by the scope of the surgery and the patient’s preferred style of underwear, whether bikini or french cut. The doctor will repair and suture weekend abdominal muscles and remove the fat tissue and excess skin through this incision.
After the initial cut, there will be a second incision made around the navel that will create a new position for the belly button.
Dr. Zoran Potparic
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a world-renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area. He is known for achieving natural-looking results for his plastic and cosmetic surgery patients.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
The doctor will use lipoplasty or suction lipectomy to vacuum excess fat in the flanks, lower back, and hips, and will further thin abdominal skin to get it to a uniform thickness in all of the treated areas.
Details Of The Tummy Tuck
- Price estimate for tummy tuck: $5,500 – $7,600+
- Type of anesthesia: general or regional
- Duration of surgery: 2.5 to 5 hours
- Surgical facility: AAAA-certified Ambulatory Surgery Center, outpatient surgery center, hospital
- Recovery time: 2 to 3 weeks
- Discomfort: moderate
PARTIAL OR MINI TUMMY TUCK
Patients who have excess fatty deposits and loose, stretched skin below the navel may opt for a mini abdominoplasty, also known as a partial or mini tummy tuck.
This surgery typically involves shorter incisions and doesn’t include repositioning the belly button.
The doctor will make an incision above the pubic area and lift the abdominal skin to expose and suture together the underlying muscles to create a flatter, firmer abdominal wall. He will then stretch the skin back beyond the original incision and remove excess skin.
- Price estimate for mini tummy tuck: $4,000 – $6,500+
- Type of anesthesia: twilight or general
- Duration of surgery: 2 to 3 hours
- Surgical facility: AAAA-certified ambulatory surgery center, outpatient surgery center, hospital
- Recovery time: 1 to 3 weeks
- Discomfort: mild to moderate
TALKING ABOUT A TUMMY TUCK
Dr. Zoran Potparic offers free consultations and welcomes patients interested in a quality tummy tuck to ask any and all questions they might have. Before and after pictures are available for visual reference during the consultation. For more information, or to set up your free consultation, please call (954) 779-2777 or contact us online.