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What is a Reverse Tummy Tuck?

Reverse abdominoplasty, also known as a reverse tummy tuck, is an innovative cosmetic surgery that helps contour and tighten the abdominal area while removing excess skin and fat. A reverse tummy tuck surgery is a powerful option for those looking to improve their abdomen area due to aging or significant weight changes. 

During the procedure, tissues from the upper abdomen increase the breast volume with natural skin and fat, eliminating the need for implants. 

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of A Reverse Tummy Tuck?

This offers women an excellent cosmetic solution allowing doctors to raise a low breast and improve both breasts and abdomen aesthetically without using implants. Moreover, this procedure can provide patients with multiple benefits, such as: 

  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter operating times compared to traditional abdominoplasties
  • Reduced recovery time due to smaller incisions
  • Improved patient safety as there is no need to manipulate sensitive internal organs
  • Reduced risk of infection due to fewer exposed tissues
  • Improved anatomy correction capabilities
  • Ability to customize results based on individual needs and preferences

Overall, a reverse tummy tuck is an effective way for individuals seeking improvement in their abdominal areas due to aging or drastic weight changes, whether from natural means or through bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass. It is an effective way for individuals seeking improvement in their abdominal areas through long-lasting results with minimal risk involved.

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Who Is A Good Candidate For A Reverse Tummy Tuck?

The ideal candidate for a reverse tummy tuck in Beverly Hills & Santa Monica is in good physical health, does not smoke, and has finished having children. Smoking should be avoided for at least a few weeks after surgery, as it can interfere with healing.
If you’re considering a reverse tummy tuck, it’s essential to consult with our experienced plastic surgeon, who can assess your individual needs and determine if this procedure is proper for you.

Is The Reverse Tummy Tuck Right For Me?

The best way to determine this is by scheduling a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. However, there are some signs you can look for when examining your abdominal tissue in the mirror. A mini tummy tuck may be appropriate if the skin below your belly button sags downward when standing upright. A full tummy tuck may be recommended if both above and below your belly button are loose. A Reverse Tummy Tuck Is Ideal If Only The Tissue Above Your Belly Button Droops Downward.

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What Is The Procedure For A Reverse Tummy Tuck?

The Reverse tummy tuck is a straightforward procedure with fantastic results. It begins with a small incision along the inframammary fold, which is then used to remove unwanted skin and fat deposits. The remaining skin is then skillfully tightened and sutured with dissolvable stitches, creating an immediate difference in appearance. This procedure also differs from a traditional tummy tuck in that there is no need to reposition the belly button – an appealing feature for many patients looking to reduce the size of their abdomen. A reverse tummy tuck can be an excellent choice for those wishing to restore their midsection while avoiding more extensive cosmetic surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Brian Shafa For Your Reverse Tummy Tuck?

When considering a reverse tummy tuck, you can trust Dr. Brian Shafa to provide the highest care and service. Not only is he an experienced and board-eligible surgeon, but he is also passionate about giving back to his community. He has participated in initiatives such as the Clinton Global Initiative, which fights the malaria endemic in Haiti. Dr. Shafa has also traveled extensively to underserved populations around the globe to improve healthcare access. 
He truly cares about his patient’s well-being and takes a personalized approach when creating treatment plans that work best for each patient. So if you're looking for someone who will provide exceptional results and genuine compassion and understanding, look no further than Dr. Brian Shafa for your reverse tummy tuck in Beverly Hills & Santa Monica.

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Reverse Tummy Tuck FAQ

What kind of anesthesia is used for a reverse tummy tuck?

For those considering a reverse abdominoplasty, knowing both the process and what can be expected after the procedure is essential. Before the procedure begins, a general anesthetic will be administered to make you comfortable.

How long is the procedure for a reverse tummy tuck?

The surgery typically takes around two to four hours to complete.

Will a reverse abdominoplasty result in a scar?

A reverse abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, does result in some scarring. This scar will be located along the inframammary crease below the breasts. The scar is typically easy to hide beneath clothing or swimwear, and women with larger breasts may have better coverage. With proper healing, this scar will fade over time and become less noticeable.

When can I return to work after a reverse abdominoplasty?

After a reverse abdominoplasty, patients generally feel well enough to resume their normal daily activities, including work or school, within one to two weeks. Following the surgeon's instructions regarding resuming strenuous activities is essential, as this will ensure a successful recovery.

What should I expect while recovering from a reverse abdominoplasty?

During recovery from a reverse abdominoplasty, swelling and bruising may occur for the first few days. Moderate discomfort is often expected, but you can manage this with pain medications prescribed by the surgeon. After approximately one week of rest, patients can usually resume their normal activities. Following the surgeon's instructions ensures a safe and successful recovery.

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