Diet and exercise are not always enough to combat waistline problems. A healthy lifestyle is always the first line of defense against troublesome weight gain but if stubborn fat around your waste has left you at a standstill you may wish to consider our Inland Empire 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.
Dr. Dev Wali’s success with tummy tuck begins with his keen eye for creating a sculpted form. He is hailed for his ability to selectively remove and sculpt tissue to create curves and contours where none exist. He is also known for his mastery in a unique method used to create a belly button at the cosmetic center of the abdomen.
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.
The duration of surgery typically lasts anywhere from one to five hours but will depend on each patient’s desired outcome and 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. Dr. Wali then stretches the skin 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.
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.
If you have any questions about our Inland Empire Tummy Tuck or would like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wali today please welcome to call the office at 909-624-4443.