We have become more “wellness aware and health-conscious” and therefore we feel our best. When we feel our best, we would also like our appearance to reflect how we feel. Even the most diligent diet and exercise routines don’t always produce the toned, trim, flat abdomen we have worked so hard to achieve. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, may be your ideal solution to an improved abdominal contour.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gloria Duda and Harvard fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Munique Maia will design a customized surgical plan for a firmer and flatter abdomen. Schedule your tummy tuck consultation today by completing the form on this page or calling 703-893-1111. McLean Plastic Surgery serves patients from McLean, Tysons Corner and nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgical body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the midsection and tightens the muscles in the abdominal region after weight loss or pregnancy. It is a fully-customized procedure that can help to restore a flatter, firmer, more youthful tummy area.
An abdominoplasty should not be considered a weight loss procedure; instead, it improves the abdominal contour that remains after weight loss or pregnancy. The procedure removes excess fat and skin, and tightens lax abdominal muscles. Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty should be at or near a healthy, stable weight. If you need help getting to an appropriate weight prior to surgery, a weight loss consultant from Ideal Solution Weight Loss is available.
Am I a Good Abdominoplasty Candidate?
If you continue to have loose skin, excess areas of fat, and lax abdominal muscles after diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty. A tummy tuck may be right for you if you:
- Are in good general health
- Are at or near your ideal weight
- Do not smoke, or are willing to quit temporarily
- Have realistic expectations for what the procedure can achieve
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck is to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons. During your consult, our surgeon will review your medical history and assess your current physical state. She will listen to your desires and goals, review the procedure, risks and benefits, review expectations and recovery, and answer your questions. Together, you and Dr. Duda or Dr. Maia will discuss all of your treatment options and customize a plan that can realistically meet your needs.
Types of Tummy Tucks
Depending on your unique goals and physical characteristics, Dr. Duda or Dr. Maia may recommend one of the following procedures:
- Full tummy tuck: Sometimes referred to as a standard abdominoplasty, the full tummy tuck removes the excess skin and troublesome fat deposits, and tightens the abdominal muscles of the upper and lower abdomen.
- Mini tummy tuck: This procedure only addresses excess fat and skin below the navel. This procedure is only appropriate in very specific situations.
- Lower body lift: This is a more extensive procedure, usually appropriate after major weight loss to remove excess fat and skin from not only the belly region, but from the thigh and buttocks areas as well.
Why Choose McLean Plastic Surgery for Your Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Duda and Dr. Maia are highly-trained, experienced plastic surgeons with a proven history of exceptional results. All surgical procedures are performed in accredited facilities with board-certified anesthesiologists and specially-trained and certified staff. From the reception desk to the recovery room, every member of our skilled team is wholly committed to providing you with an unsurpassed patient experience that focuses on your safety, comfort and satisfaction.
One of our greatest strengths is our fundamental commitment to you. Our consultations are comprehensive and include a review of your medical history, physical condition and unique goals. We will never pressure you into any procedure or rush you into making a decision. If a certain treatment isn’t right for you at this time, we will explain your other options or help you get to a healthy state in which you will qualify for the surgery you desire.
Schedule Your Abdominoplasty Surgery Consultation Today
At McLean Plastic Surgery, your safety, comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. To learn how we can help you achieve the fit, sculpted body contours you’ve worked so hard for, contact our office today online or at 703-893-1111 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our esteemed plastic surgeons. We serve McLean, Tysons Corner and nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.