Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries for women and is becoming increasingly popular for men as well. If you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, additional combination surgeries such as liposuction also may be appropriate. Many Chicago women have abdominoplasty as part of their Mommy Makeover, combining breast rejuvenation with body contouring to achieve their goals. We each have our own unique profile of age, body type, and tissue consistency. This profile, combined with your desired shape is what dictates which procedure is right for you. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. David Shifrin has the knowledge, skill, and experience to provide each patient with an individualized procedure to safely meet their goals. He strives to deliver the best tummy tucks Chicago has to offer. The following is a list of some of the tummy tuck procedures Dr. Shifrin uses to achieve your desired result.
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A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the abdominal region to create a firmer, flatter, more sculpted midsection. It is a highly customizable procedure that gives you the ability to address specific concerns about your abdominal contours. While a tummy tuck is a complex procedure, it offers exquisite results when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Shifrin.
A tummy tuck delivers a slim and toned appearance with smooth contours. Your tummy tuck procedure can help you resolve such issues as excess fat below the belly button and loose skin in the upper or lower abdomen. Our endoscopic tummy tuck procedure allows you to permanently eliminate excess abdominal fat with minimal invasiveness compared to other abdominoplasty procedures for patients with minimal excess fat. Our tummy tuck procedure can also include the thighs and buttocks for a full lower body lift, for patients seeking more profound improvement in their abdomen and lower body.
Dr. Shifrin performs optimally personalized tummy tucks. Explore your Chicago tummy tuck options to see which technique can help you reach your goals.
The endoscopic tummy tuck is designed for patients that need muscle tightening but do not require excess skin removal. A small hidden incision is made inside the belly button and in the hair-bearing area of the pubic region. With the use of tiny cameras and special surgical equipment, the muscles are tightened, improving the profile and flattening the stomach. We often perform liposuction together with the endoscopic tummy tuck.
A mini tummy tuck is ideal for patients that have a minimal amount of abdominal skin and soft-tissue excess and/or stretch marks located below the belly button. The mini tummy tuck procedure requires a limited incision. Therefore, the final scar will be shorter than a traditional or full tummy tuck procedure. The belly button is also left intact without any scars present in that area. Muscle tightening and liposuction can still be performed as needed.
The most common tummy tuck procedure is a full traditional abdominoplasty. The majority of patients requesting abdominal contouring are best served with a full tummy tuck. The technique removes all of the excess skin and soft tissue laxity, tightens the abdominal muscles flattening and toning the abdominal wall, changes the belly button from a stretched-out wide appearance to a smaller vertically oriented shape, and improves the entire contour and profile of the abdomen. Liposuction is frequently performed at the same time to improve the contour. Our Chicago tummy tuck patients at Shifrin Plastic Surgery are extremely satisfied with the results they achieve from this procedure, reporting waist size decreases on average of 2 to 4 sizes.
The reverse tummy tuck is a unique procedure designed to help remove abdominal skin and soft-tissue laxity that is primarily located above the belly button. While the majority of the patients that present for abdominal contouring and tummy tuck have abdominal skin and soft-tissue laxity that is below the belly button, a small number of patients have the opposite. The reverse tummy tuck allows the removal of this excess skin and soft tissue located above the belly button, placing the final scar at the level of the breast fold. Muscle tightening, liposuction, as well as various breast procedures such as breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction can be performed in conjunction with the reverse tummy tuck. The final scar is hidden in the breast fold.
Patients who have excess skin and soft-tissue laxity of the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks are best served by a body lift or circumferential tummy tuck. This procedure removes excess skin and soft tissue from the abdomen, the hips, the back, and the upper part of the buttocks. Muscle tightening, liposuction, and buttocks rejuvenation are commonly performed at the same time. The end result of this powerful procedure is a slimmer, flatter tummy, smoother hips, and thighs, and lifted and rejuvenated buttocks.
Many patients come to our practice to correct or improve a previously performed tummy tuck or body contouring procedure. Reasons for revision surgery may include unsightly scars, excess fat and residual soft tissue laxity, high pubic hair line, and unsightly belly button shape.
You’ve worked hard in the gym and focused on your diet to lose weight and improve your physique. If you are at your desired weight but not your desired shape, now may be the time to consider a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery is a highly-personalized procedure, which makes it an excellent option for patients with minimal, isolated excess fat in the lower abdomen as well as patients with substantial stored belly fat and skin laxity. During your consultation, Dr. Shifrin will thoroughly assess your condition and concerns to determine the details of your tummy tuck.View Before & After Gallery
The extent of your recovery depends on several factors, especially which technique Dr. Shifrin uses to address your concerns. During your consultation, Dr. Shifrin will provide you with details about what you can expect after your surgery.
One of the best things about getting a tummy tuck is knowing that your results are extremely long-lasting. Most patients only undergo one tummy tuck in their lifetime, especially when they receive care from a practiced and reputable surgeon.
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During your consultation, Dr. Shifrin will provide you with all of the necessary information to help you make an informed decision about your treatment based on the condition of your concerns and goals.
The body does not regenerate fat cells that have been removed. So, once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. However, other fat cells can still grow and shrink in size, so it is important to maintain proper diet and exercise to preserve your results.
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