Achieving six-pack abs is very hard work. You need to eat right, exercise regularly, and do a lot of sit-ups. Unfortunately, even these diligent efforts may not always help you get the tight abs you desire. Often, this may be out of your control. Factors such as genetics, weight fluctuations, prior pregnancies and the aging process may make it difficult to maintain the toned stomach you desire even with all of your hard work.
Fortunately, there are body contouring options that can help you put the finishing touches on all of your exercise efforts. A tummy tuck can be performed to tighten your abdominal area and achieve the toned, flat stomach you desire. This procedure can have a dramatic impact on your appearance, helping you look and feel your very best.
You can find out whether a tummy tuck is right for you by speaking with Dr. Ali Mosharrafa or Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa in person. Our board certified plastic surgeons will listen carefully to your concerns and perform a thorough evaluation in order to recommend a customized treatment plan for your unique needs.
Please call 602-513-8133 today to schedule a tummy tuck consultation at our Phoenix plastic surgery office.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is performed to improve the appearance of your stomach region. During your procedure, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir will:
- Remove any excess fat from the abdominal region
- Tighten loose or stretched abdominal muscles
- Remove or tighten excess, hanging skin
- Re-drape the remaining skin in order to create a flatter, tighter abdomen
Depending on your needs, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir may either recommend a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck addresses the entire abdominal region, while a mini tummy tuck focuses on the area between the belly button and the pubic region.
In some instances, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir will recommend liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck for enhanced results.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck may provide you with a variety of important benefits, including:
- Tighter abdominal muscles
- Slimmer, more toned stomach region
- Elimination of loose, hanging skin that often occurs due to pregnancy or weight loss
- Improved appearance of stretch marks in the abdominal region
If you've recently lost a lot of weight, a tummy tuck can be a great way to put the finishing touches on your efforts. Not only will it help you achieve the toned body you've worked hard for, but it can also provide motivation to maintain a healthier lifestyle in the future.
Am I a Tummy Tuck Candidate?
Ideal tummy tuck candidates:
- Are in good general health
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
- Have loose or stretched abdominal muscles caused by prior pregnancies
- Have excess skin or fat in the abdominal region
Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir will often recommend a tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover for women who are looking to restore their appearance to its pre-pregnancy form.
Reduced Scarring – The Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery Difference
Many people have concerns over their tummy tuck scar. Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir are very sensitive to this issue, and they go to great efforts to ensure your scar is as discrete as possible. This goal is accomplished in two ways:
- The incision will be made in a way that ensures you will not have a scar visible when wearing a bathing suit
- We use the embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy system to further minimize the appearance of your scar
The embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy system uses a biomechanical dressing that gets applied 1-2 weeks after your procedure which offloads tension from the incision area in order to improve the appearance of scars. Clinical trials have demonstrated an 80% or more reduction in scar appearance.
Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir were the first plastic surgeons in the Phoenix area to offer embrace Advanced Scar Therapy to their patients. As members of the Neodyne Surgeon Advisory Board, they are frequently invited to travel and speak about embrace and scar management.
Please contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 602-513-8133 today to schedule your tummy tuck consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, Arizona. We are accustomed to caring for patients who travel from out of the area as well.