Dr. Yousefi offers tummy tuck surgery for patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is used to create a more proportionate and desirable abdominal appearance. For many, their abdominal area simply no longer responds to diet and exercise. With abdominoplasty, we can provide a firmer, flatter stomach for such patients. An abdominoplasty can also offer a dramatic improvement to those who have recently had a massive weight loss.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck Surgery?
The best candidate for a tummy tuck is a woman of close to normal body weight whose lower abdominal skin and muscle have been stretched by childbirth or weight loss. Usually, there is an extra fat layer in this area, a loose muscle, loose skin, and stretch marks. All of these can be corrected, and a flatter abdomen can be obtained. To decrease any complications after surgery, especially for those who smoke and have lots of medical issues, Dr. Yousefi will obtain a medical clearance to see if you are a candidate for the surgery.
There are many advantages to tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Yousefi in the Washington, DC area. Many of our patients choose tummy tuck surgery for the following reasons:
- Tighten abdominal skin
- Tighten abdominal muscle wall
- Remove abdominal fat pad
- Remove stretch marks below the incision
- Create a trimmer waist
- Stimulate the improvement of body awareness and gain self-confidence
How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
There are three components to the abdominal problem: skin, subcutaneous fatty tissue (beneath the skin), and the abdominal muscles with their associated fascia linings. Abdominoplasty incisions vary, depending on individual circumstances. The most common location for an incision is across the lowest portion of the abdomen, so it is easily hidden by clothing.
Once the incision is made, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed, muscles are tightened, and the procedure is complete. For those who have bulges on the sides of the abdomen, flanks, upper abdomen, love handles, or even above the buttocks, Dr. Yousefi includes liposuction either with the abdominoplasty or at a separate time. The fat removed from your abdomen can be injected into the buttocks or other areas that are needed.
What Can I Expect After a Tummy Tuck?
After abdominoplasty, it is recommended to move around and not to stay in bed all the time. Any discomfort can be managed with pain medications and the advent of new pain pumps (On-Q® PainBuster®), which offer a numbing solution. A tummy tuck typically requires 10 days before the patient may return to desk work. However, our team uses advanced techniques to reduce recovery time and bring discomfort to an absolute minimum.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in Washington, DC?
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center currently works with CareCredit® and Blispay® to provide our patients with convenient financing options. Within a few hours of applying, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedures.
If you are ready to feel better about yourself with plastic surgery, check out our tummy tuck before and after photos to see the incredible results you could achieve.
Additional Body Surgery Procedures
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center offers plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures to patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Virginia. Dr. Jamal Yousefi and his staff combine personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary results. For more information or to schedule a patient consultation, contact us to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.