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Tummy Tuck in Miami

Nowadays, it is difficult to get rid of too-loose skin and extra fats around our midsection. Hence, it is hard for some to attain that ideal hourglass figure you wanted to achieve even if you immerse themselves in extensive and careful dieting and rigorous and labor-intensive exercise routines. Through the years, plastic surgery procedures in Miami are continuously revolutionizing and advancing. One such procedure is the abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Undergoing tummy tuck can be the answer you are waiting for to have an improved body contour. So how can you know if a tummy tuck is ideal for you? Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned plastic surgery in Miami provides this guide to help you understand abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, including its benefits, process, risks, and if you are an ideal candidate.

What is abdominoplasty or tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is continuously gaining utmost popularity with positive feedback from patients who have already undergone this plastic surgery procedure in Miami. A tummy tuck is an ideal choice if you wanted to get rid of those bothering and evident fats and skin and wanted to tighten your loosened abdominal muscles. Through tummy tuck, you will achieve a flatter and firmer midsection. Moreover, it also includes bringing the sit-up muscles together, especially if they are separated when you are bearing a child.

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck in Miami?

Undoubtedly, tummy tucks offer a wide array of cosmetic rewards. It also delivers medical benefits, especially where it becomes the required corrective plastic surgery procedure for patients with certain conditions. The following are the benefits of tummy tuck:

  1. It corrects the ventral hernia. A ventral hernia forms when your intestines or abdominal tissue breaks through your abdominal wall to create sacks or pouch. It may develop for many reasons, such as abdominal weakness due to extensive weight loss, an appendectomy, or a cesarean section. A tummy tuck can correct a ventral hernia by addressing weakened abdominal muscles, then minimizing pressure on your skin.
  2. It minimizes stress urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence or SUI is a bladder control condition that occurs when there is too much pressure on your urethra or bladder. It is characterized by uncontrollable leakage induced by forceful or sudden action such as laughing, sneezing, coughing, and exercising. A tummy tuck may help patients suffering from SUI. It is most common for women, especially after giving normal delivery.
  3. It minimizes back pain. Another common problem that can be treated by tummy tuck is back pain. Especially after normal delivery or a significant weight loss, women may complain of back pain resulting from weakened stomach muscles. In flattening the abdomen and removing excess stomach fat, a tummy tuck can tighten the weakened muscles, which results in abdominal support that can alleviate your back pain.
  4. To improve your overall physique. A byproduct of stronger abdominal muscle and decreased back pain is an improved physique and posture. Following a tummy tuck, you may enjoy an improved physique due to a tightened muscle, which gives more support to your spine.

What are the benefits of having a tummy tuck in Miami?

While the plastic surgery procedure is a preferred choice for the purpose aforementioned, it is noteworthy that not everyone is ideal to undergo a tummy tuck in Miami. You are an ideal candidate for this plastic surgery if you lost weight through extensive diet and exercise. You are also likely to be an ideal candidate if you have been dealing with sagging, stretched, and loose skin caused primarily by weight loss, and always had a protruding belly. When you already experienced multiple pregnancies, a tummy tuck is a preferred choice to achieve that hourglass figure again. You may find the plastic surgery procedure beneficial for tightening your abdominal muscles and reducing skin.

On the other hand, if you are a woman who plans to get pregnant, you are most likely not an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck. During the procedure, your vertical muscles will be tightened, and future pregnancies can separate your muscles.

If you plan to lose a ton of weight, a tummy tuck is not an ideal procedure for you. A tummy tuck should be a last resort after trying all options and should not be used as an alternative to losing weight.

Consider also the appearance of scars following a tummy tuck. You can directly talk about the scar placement and length to Dr. Carlos Spera — a renowned plastic surgery in Miami before undergoing the actual procedure.

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How is a tummy tuck performed?

A tummy tuck is done in a surgical room. During a tummy tuck procedure, you will be under general anesthesia that makes you completely unconscious and unable to feel pain. In some cases, you might be given a pain-relieving medication and moderately sedated.

There are various ways for a tummy tuck, depending on the extent of change you would like to see. During the procedure, your plastic surgeon makes incisions to remove most of your skin and fat between your belly button and pubic hair in an elliptical or horizontal oval. Connective tissues called fascia are tightened with permanent sutures lying over your abdominal muscles.

Dr. Carlos Spera will then reposition the skin around your belly button and bring out through a small incision and sutured in its normal position. The incision from hip to hip above the pubic hair will be stitched together and leave the scar that falls into the natural creases within the bikini lines.

You might also be given an antibiotic to prevent infection. Overall, the procedure will take two to three hours.

How to prepare for a tummy tuck in Miami?

In preparing for a tummy tuck, the first step is to choose a plastic surgeon and see them for consultation. Dr. Carlos Spera is a renowned plastic surgeon who already made numerous successful plastic surgery in Miami. At that consultation, you will talk about your goals and the following options:

  • For a complete abdominoplasty, Dr. Carlos Spera will carefully cut your abdomen from hip bone to hip bone and then contour your tissue, skin, and muscles when the need arises. The plastic surgery will involve moving your belly button, and you may need drainage tubes under your skin for a couple of days.
  • For mini or partial abdominoplasty, they are often done on people whose fat deposits are located below your navel area. During the actual procedure, the plastic surgeon most likely will not move your belly button, and the plastic procedure itself may only take up to two hours depending on the case.

Before getting to a tummy tuck, get the home ready. You will most likely need ice packs, some comfortable clothing that can be put on and off easily, petroleum jelly, and a handheld shower head and bathroom chair. Also, you may need a companion to drive you home following the tummy tuck. If you live alone, you may want to hire someone to stay with you for at least the first night.

What are the risks with a tummy tuck?

As compared to liposuction, a tummy tuck is a more invasive procedure. In the process, you will sleep via general anesthesia. Dr. Carlos Spera—a renewed plastic surgery in Miami will then make an incision at the bottom of the skin that covers your abdominal skin to tighten your abdominal muscles after you have been sedated.

You will experience swelling and pain for a couple of days following the tummy tucks procedure. Dr. Carlos Spera will prescribe you pain medicine and tell you how to handle the pain. You may also experience soreness for several weeks or months. You may also experience bruising, numbness, and tiredness during that time.

Though they are rare, risks associated with tummy tucks include bleeding under the skin flap, infection, and blood clots. You may be most likely to have complications if you have diabetes, poor circulation, or lung, heart, or liver disease.

Following the plastic surgery procedure, you should expect a longer recovery time, and visible scarring will be more evident. A tummy tuck procedure is done in one straightforward procedure, typically takes at most three hours. If you are worried about scarring following the plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Carlos Spera will ensure that it will not be noticeable and be hidden below your bikini lines for maximum discretion.

What is the recovery after a tummy tuck like?

Whether you undergo partial or complete tummy tucks, the area that is operated on will be bandaged and stitched. It is essential to obey all instructions given by Dr. Carlos Spera on how to take care of the bandage in the days after the tummy tuck procedure. The bandage used will be an elastic and firm band that promotes proper healing. The plastic surgeon will also instruct you on how to best position yourself while lying down to help alleviate pain.

You will also have to limit some strenuous activities for at least six weeks. You may need to leave work for at least one month to ensure proper healing and recovery. The plastic surgeon will further advise you on what you need to do and not to do.

Why choose us?

By removing excess skin and fat and strengthening your abdominal wall, a tummy tuck can give your abdomen a slimmer and a more tanned appearance. If you are looking for an acclaimed plastic surgeon who can successfully give you these attributes, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Carlos Spera—a renewed plastic surgery in Miami. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

A tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to flatten and shape the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. Dr. Carlos Spera offers this transformative surgery to individuals seeking a smoother, firmer midsection, especially after significant weight loss, pregnancy, or due to aging.

If you have sagging or loose skin, weakened abdominal muscles, or excess fat in the abdominal region that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, you might be an ideal candidate. It’s essential to be in good health, near your ideal weight, and have realistic expectations. A consultation with Dr. Spera will provide a personalized assessment.

Dr. Spera employs advanced surgical techniques tailored to each patient’s unique needs. The procedure typically involves an incision made from hip to hip, just above the pubic area. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened to achieve a toned appearance.

Post-surgery, patients may experience some swelling, discomfort, and tightness in the abdominal area. Most individuals can return to daily activities within 2 weeks, but strenuous exercises and heavy lifting should be postponed for 6-8 weeks. Dr. Spera will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

While an incision is necessary for the procedure, Dr. Spera’s expertise ensures it is strategically placed low on the abdomen, making it easy to conceal with underwear or swimwear. With proper care, the scar will fade over time and become less noticeable.

The results of a tummy tuck are long-lasting, especially when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise. However, significant weight fluctuations, pregnancies, or aging can affect the surgery’s outcomes. Maintaining a stable weight is crucial to preserving the results.

With over three decades of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Carlos Spera is a trusted name in Miami. His meticulous approach, combined with a deep understanding of aesthetics, ensures that patients achieve natural-looking, transformative results, making him a top choice for those seeking a tummy tuck in the region.


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