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Inland Empire Tummy Tuck
Answer: It is always best to be at your goal weight before any body contouring procedure.
That being said just because you lose 10lbs it does not mean you will lose anything in the areas that you are looking to revise. You may lose that weight in your thighs, back etc.
Also if you have a dog ear from a previous surgery a portion of the dog ear is excess skin which will not likely go away with weight loss.
Answer: Dog ears are basically skin pleats.
Dog ears are created when a portion of tissue is removed like in a tummy tuck and there is excess which bunches up at the edges of the incision. Dog ears can be prevented by extending the incision farther to remove the excess skin. The trade off is a longer scar. Usually dog ears can be prevented with proper planning but sometimes they cannot, but are easily fixed. Please check out some before and after photos in the link below for some examples of tummy tuck results.
Answer: Diastasis Rectii is a separation of the midline vertical pair of abdominal muscles also known as the Rectus Abdominus muscles. These muscles have a lining know as the rectus fascia which holds them together in the center of the abdomen. When the abdomen gets stretched out, like in pregnancy, the rectus fascia gets loose and is unable to hold the rectus muscle together tightly in the midline. This looseness of the rectus muscle fascia is called diastasis rectii. It is because of diastasis that the tummy of women after pregnancy seems loose, even when the pre-pregnancy weight has been achieved. The diastasis can be corrected with a tummy tuck procedure.
Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems. In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation. This bodily enhancement procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach. It is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles known as diastasis, which can occur following pregnancy.Reasons for Considering an Abdominoplasty:
- Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdomen area.
- Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss.
- Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy.
- The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more flattering look.
Dr. Wali's Technique
Dr. Dev Wali performs the tummy tuck procedure with a keen eye on creating a sculpted form. He takes what is there and creates curves and contours by selectively removing tissue by surgical sculpting and liposculpting. Also he has mastered a unique method to create a beautiful belly button which is the cosmetic center of the abdomen. He prides himself on his meticulous technique and dedication to patient safety and satisfaction. He is known in the community and by fellow plastic surgeons as a compassionate artistic surgeon who goes above and beyond to care for his patients.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with contour defining liposculpture and belly button reconstruction (umbilicoplasty)
Abdominoplasty surgery lasts anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the desired look and the patient’s unique physiology. To begin the procedure, an incision is made just above the pubic bone area. This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen and sometimes around to the back. The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed. The abdomen muscle tissue is tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline. Finally, the incision is closed; and the skin is stitched back into place. Sometimes the procedure requires an additional incision around the navel in order to provide the best results.
Abdominal wall reconstruction with repair of umbilical hernia and removal of belly button with reconstruction of belly button and tummy tuck video
Before and After
Before and After
Before and After
Before and After
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort. Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved. Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks. It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration. With proper diet and exercise the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.
Dr. Wali is a board certified plastic surgeon and an expert tummy tuck surgeon. He combines surgical skill with the years he has spent studying art to create the most natural and beautiful results. Dr. Wali specializes in getting natural appearing belly buttons which is the corner stone of a superior tummy tuck. This is why he has been the choice of many professional models, actors and anyone who wants the best.