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What is Abdominoplasty?

An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape and tighten the abdominal area. It is typically performed to address loose or sagging abdominal skin, excess fat deposits, and weakened abdominal muscles. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Chahin removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the abdominal muscles to create a smoother and more toned appearance.
The procedure begins with an incision made along the lower abdomen, typically within the bikini line, allowing Dr. Chahin access to the underlying tissues. The extent and length of the incision may vary depending on the amount of excess skin and fat to be addressed. Dr. Chahin then removes the excess skin and fat, and tightens the abdominal muscles if necessary. The remaining skin is then repositioned and sutured back into place, creating a flatter and firmer abdominal contour. In some cases, liposuction may be performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to further sculpt the abdominal area.

What is the process?

The tummy tuck process, known as abdominoplasty, involves several key steps to enhance the appearance of the abdomen. The patient begins with a consultation with Dr. Chahin to discuss their aesthetic goals and concerns. During the surgery, Dr. Chahin makes strategic incisions along the bikini line to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. If necessary, they also tighten and repair the abdominal muscles to create a firmer and more toned contour. After redraping the remaining skin, the incisions are closed. Following the procedure, the patient’s abdomen will heal, revealing a smoother and flatter appearance. With the expertise of Dr. Chahin and proper aftercare, patients can achieve satisfying and aesthetically pleasing results.
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Benefits of Abdominoplasty

Improved Abdominal Contour

A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, resulting in a flatter, firmer, and more toned appearance. It can help eliminate the appearance of a protruding or sagging belly.

Tightened Abdominal Muscles

Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging can cause the abdominal muscles to become weak or separated. A tummy tuck can repair and tighten these muscles, creating a firmer and more defined midsection.

Removal of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks that are located on the lower abdomen can often be eliminated or significantly improved during a tummy tuck procedure. The excision of excess skin can remove stretch marks in that area.

Enhanced Body Proportion

By improving the contour of the abdomen, a tummy tuck can restore balance and proportion to the overall body shape. It can create a more harmonious appearance, especially when combined with other body contouring procedures such as liposuction.

Improved Confidence and Body Image

Many individuals who undergo a tummy tuck experience a boost in self-confidence and body image. The improved abdominal contour and more youthful appearance can help individuals feel more comfortable and satisfied with their appearance.
Procedure Timeline
The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chahin. During this initial appointment, Dr. Chahin will evaluate your medical history, assess your abdominal area, discuss your goals, and explain the tummy tuck procedure in detail. He will answer any questions you may have and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the surgery.
If you decide to proceed with the tummy tuck, the next step is pre-operative preparation. This may involve obtaining medical clearances, undergoing necessary lab tests, and discontinuing certain medications or supplements that can interfere with the surgery. Dr. Chahin will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, including guidelines for fasting, avoiding smoking, and arranging for transportation on the day of the surgery.
On the day of the surgery, you will be admitted to the surgical facility or hospital. The duration of the surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and any additional treatments being performed, such as liposuction. Generally, a tummy tuck can take anywhere from three to five hours. Dr. Chahin will make incisions, remove excess skin and fat, tighten the abdominal muscles if necessary, and close the incisions with sutures. Anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area until you are fully awake and stable. You may experience some pain, swelling, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Chahin, including wearing compression garments, keeping the incision sites clean and dry, and avoiding strenuous activities. Recovery time can vary, but most individuals can expect to return to light activities within a week and resume normal activities within four to six weeks.
Follow-up appointments will be scheduled with Dr. Chahin to monitor your progress, remove sutures if necessary, and ensure that you are healing properly. These appointments are crucial for assessing the results and addressing any concerns or questions you may have during the recovery period.

Why Should You Choose Dr. Chahin for an Abdominoplasty


How long does the Abdominoplasty procedure take?
The duration of a tummy tuck procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the surgery and any additional treatments involved. On average, the surgery can take anywhere from three to five hours.
Will I have visible scars after an Abdominoplasty?
Yes, a tummy tuck involves incisions, and as a result, you will have scars. However, a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Chahin will strategically place the incisions in areas that can be easily concealed, such as below the bikini line. Over time, the scars will fade and become less noticeable.