When the skin and muscles in the abdomen are stretched, you may suffer from sagging skin tissues that make your tummy look weak and lack definition. Even if you exercise regularly and lead a healthy lifestyle, you can’t do much about skin laxity. We perform personalized tummy tucks to remove excess skin tissues and tighten the abdominal walls.
Your firm and contoured abdomen awaits
Most want to achieve and maintain a firm, contoured, and well-defined abdomen. But age-related changes, weight changes, pregnancy, and genetics can lead to sagging skin tissues that prevent you from appreciating the results of regular exercise and diets. Dr. Khan performs a personalized tummy tuck surgery to help you achieve a firm, taut, and contoured abdomen.
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin tissues from the abdomen. The surgeon removes sagging skin tissues and tightens the underlying abdominal walls to make your tummy look firm, tight, and strong. If necessary, a tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction to reduce stubborn fat deposits.
Benefits of a tummy tuck:
- Remove excess skin tissues from the abdomen
- Make the abdomen look firm and taut
- Tighten and repair abdominal muscles
- Reverse the effects of aging, childbirth, and weight changes on the abdomen
- Improve overall contours of the body
- Improve self-esteem and confidence
Am I a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is suitable for anyone suffering from excessive skin laxity and weakened abdominal muscles. If you also have a protruding belly because of stubborn fat, the procedure can be combined with a liposuction. Generally speaking, a tummy tuck is suitable for patients who are in good general health, have realistic expectations from the procedure, and have a stable weight.
Tummy tucks are especially popular amongst women who want to reverse the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnancy can stretch and damage the skin tissues and abdominal walls, leading to excessive skin laxity and a protruding belly. A tummy tuck can reverse the effects of childbirth and help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body. Dr. Khan will review your health history to ensure your candidacy.
Your personalized tummy tuck journey in Michigan
Your tummy tuck journey starts with a thorough consultation with Dr. Khan. During your consultation, Dr. Khan will carefully evaluate your body, measure the degree of skin laxity, determine the level of damage to your abdominal muscles, and discuss your goals and concerns. After a thorough evaluation, he will curate a personalized tummy tuck surgery plan, which involves selecting the ideal incisions and determining if you need liposuction.
Dr. Khan performs a tummy tuck under general anesthesia at his state-of-the-art surgical facility. After administering anesthesia, he will make an incision on the strategically chosen area. The location and size of the incision depend on the degree of skin laxity and your goals. The incisions are placed in discreet locations, such as the bikini line or around the belly button, so you don’t need to worry about highly visible scars.
He may use the following incision styles:
- Mini Tummy Tuck: Short horizontal incision in the pubic region with no belly button incision. This is suitable for minor adjustments in the lower abdomen.
- Full Abdominoplasty: Horizontal incision on the lower abdomen, similar to a c-section scar, and another incision around the belly button. This is suitable for extensive modification.
- Extended Abdominoplasty: Long incision that goes beyond the hip bones for major. This incision is for patients with a high degree of skin laxity and abdominal damage.
After making an incision, Dr. Khan will remove excess skin tissues from the targeted area, use internal sutures to tighten and repair the abdominal muscles and reposition the belly button in an anatomically correct and suitable position (if necessary). In some cases, liposuction may be necessary to suction away excess fat deposits from the abdomen. Your skin is finally re-draped in position and sutured closed.
You will have to wear compression garments and bandages for a few days after your tummy tuck. You can expect redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the incision sites for a few weeks and months after the procedure. While you can resume light activities after one or two weeks, strenuous workouts must be avoided for at least four to six weeks. Dr. Khan will provide detailed aftercare guidelines to ensure optimal recovery.
Why choose Dr. Khan?
Dr. Shaher Khan is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with specialized training in the most advanced surgical techniques. He is a deeply empathetic individual who takes the time to understand your goals, concerns, anatomical needs, and lifestyle. After a thorough evaluation, he curates personalized treatment plans that ensure safe and natural results. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Khan to explore your tummy tuck options.