Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is the perfect procedure in Boca Raton. Dr. Dabbah takes great pride in the surgery that eliminates abdominal sagging or excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles to give his patients body contour with a tight and smoother stomach. Dr. Dabbah performs this surgery on men and women of all ages. The surgery lasts approximately 4 hours, depending on the size of the stomach, and because of the discomfort, Dr. Dabbah prefers to keep the patient in the hospital overnight. This helps him to monitor the pain and allow the patient to recover overnight to help participate in their care at home.
Full abdominoplasty is ideal for the patient who has looseness of the abdominal wall above the belly button. The incision is lengthy, going from hip to hip, so that Dr. Dabbah can tighten the muscle up to the sternum, but patients are so thrilled with the result that the scar is of no consequence. He directly removes excess fat and redrapes the skin, removing the abundant skin and fat, and gives the patient a new belly button.
Many women opt for the fully tummy tuck following childbirth, as the stomach muscles become lax and some fat remains. Tummy tucks should be done after women determine they are no longer intending on having more children. This is also a great option for men and women who have had massive weight loss or for that person who has lost significant weight with no skin retraction.
A mini tummy tuck is for the patient who has a bulge, or muscle weakness, below the belly button. The surgery is more limited and the incision is shorter. Dr. Dabbah tightens the muscle through the small incision and removes any attributable fat. Mini tummy tucks are generally done on the younger patient who hasn’t had stretching of the whole abdomen.
Patients who are considering a tummy tuck should lose most of the weight they intend prior to the surgery for the best result. Tummy tucks can last a lifetime as long as the patient maintains their weight and healthy lifestyle.