Tummy Tuck Scottsdale
Dr. Malek provides some of the best tummy tuck Scottsdale & Phoenix have to offer. Dr. Malek & his team help patients revitalize their appearance and confidence with a tummy tuck procedure.
Abdominoplasty, sometimes referred to as a tummy tuck, is a rewarding procedure as it provides a smooth and flat abdominal wall. During a Scottsdale tummy tuck procedure Dr. Malek not only removes loose tissue, but also plicates both midline and oblique abdominal wall muscles, restoring a tapered waistline that years of exercise will not produce. For individuals with excess skin and lower abdominal fat, the tummy tuck procedure will be successful in removing that fold of skin and fat from the waist. The incision is made in the bikini line and hidden from view.
Patients seeking tummy tuck desire a more attractive and tighter abdomen. The procedure flattens the area, eliminating stubborn excess fat, and tightening the muscles. Dr. Malek has served the Scottsdale area for decades and provides an artistic tummy tuck experience. You can enjoy a substantial and dramatic change to your body.
Tummy tuck can achieve world class results, but it is most effective for patients in great physical condition and only looking to treat small pockets of stubborn fat. Good candidates also have realistic expectations about the treatment. It can also effectively benefit patients with loose, hanging skin.
Pregnancy can cause a woman’s skin and muscles to be stretched. The tummy tuck procedure eliminates the scars and enhances skin texture. This procedure is not recommended for women who plan to have children, because it only works best for those who are done having children.
A mini-tummy tuck is reserved for those with limited skin and fat redundancy above the pubic region. This procedure can be done through a small supra pubic incision. After a tummy tuck, you will be on bed rest for 3–4 days and walking in a bent over position for about 7 days. The total recovery time is about 4 weeks.
Tummy tuck recovery can last from two weeks to several months. After the tummy tuck procedure, it is recommended to cease any intense physical activity for at least six months. Call today to schedule your consultation and learn about the various benefits that tummy tuck can provide.
Turn Back Time and Regain the Slim Profile of Youth
Childbirth, major weight gain and loss, aging, and the loss of skin elasticity can leave the abdomen area stretched and flabby looking. The unattractive folds, excess skin, tissue and fat are often simply impossible to resolve with diet and exercise. Many people, both men and women, are unhappy with the appearance of a flabby, loose tummy area, and come to our clinic to get it resolved. Nothing is more rewarding for us than seeing smiles on the faces of our patients when they glance in the mirror, and see a trim, firm tummy, free from excess fat, tissue and skin. Not only does a tummy tuck bring back the slim profile of youth, it restores feelings of self-confidence and overall wellbeing. If you are looking for one of the best tummy tucks Scottsdale & Phoenix have to offer, look no further than Dr. Marc Malek and his excellent team.
A Trimmer, Slimmer You: Tummy Tuck Scottsdale
A trim, fit abdomen is one of the signs of youth. As we age, gain and lose weight, or bear children, the area can be damaged, unable to snap back to its original youthful contour. Modern surgical techniques provide the opportunity to restore the trim, firm tummy associated with youth. No more worries about wearing clothing that covers the area, and no more embarrassment about a flabby, loose tummy area. After a tummy tuck, you are empowered, able to wear more revealing clothing, and have a body you can be proud to show off.
Are You a Good Candidate?
When you come in for a consultation, the condition of your skin, abdominal tissue and muscle, and your overall health and health history will be reviewed. Candidates for this surgery will have one or more of these conditions:
- You are at or near your ideal weight but still have a flabby, loose tummy
- Your stomach never returned to its tight, firm, fit condition after childbirth and you are not planning future pregnancies
- You are healthy and in good shape, but have a protruding tummy
- If you have saggy skin after losing a significant amount of weight (through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery) and have been left with excess skin that the body cannot reabsorb.
Types of Tummy Tuck Surgeries
Every person is different. The surgery performed will be based upon the unique needs of the individual. Some patients may require a “mini tummy tuck.” This procedure is less invasive, and involves a much shorter incision. This procedure is perfect for those who have a minor tummy pouch below the navel. The procedure involves tightening the muscles in the lower abdominal area, and removing excess fat and skin. A full tummy tuck is more extensive, as it involves two separate procedures: repairing loosened muscle structure and the removal of excess skin and tissue. What is right for you? Only a personal evaluation of your condition will answer the question. Considered by his patients as one of the best providers of the tummy tuck Scottsdale & Phoenix have to offer, Dr. Malek and staff invite you to learn about your options for this procedure. Namely, non-surgical tummy tuck, liposuction, or a combination of treatments. You matter to us, and we are here to help you sculpt and trim your body, and make it the work of art you envision.
Tummy Tuck FAQ
Are the Results of a Tummy Tuck Permanent?
A tummy tuck procedure is one of the most common surgeries to remove excess fat and reduce sagging skin. It is very effective in creating a taut, firm tummy by removing excess skin and tissue and tightening your underlying abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck procedure is not meant to be a weight loss procedure. If you are at a healthy weight and remain active, your tummy tuck procedure will provide long-lasting results.
If I Gain Weight, Will My Stomach Look Worse Than Before the Tummy Tuck?
Your tummy tuck procedure will tighten loose skin and muscle — it is not really about removing fat, although fatty deposits can be addressed during the procedure. If you gain weight after surgery, you will just gain weight as if you normally would. There is nothing about the tummy tuck that will look unusual if you gain weight. Most of our patients are inspired to keep weight off after a tummy tuck!
What Form of Anesthesia Will Dr. Malek Use for My Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Malek works with a highly qualified anesthesiologist. They have performed many tummy tucks as a team and will coordinate your surgery to ensure you have just the right balance of anesthesia, and they employ strict health and safety standards and patient monitoring throughout.
Will There be Any Pain with my Tummy Tuck Procedure?
A tummy tuck procedure involves tightening your stomach muscles, which will lead to a certain level of discomfort and pain. There are many nerves in the area that can be affected by the swelling and bruising from the tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Malek will work with you to manage your pain with any necessary medications to ensure your complete comfort.
Can I Expect to See Scarring?
As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Malek will work with you to determine where the incision will be placed along the abdomen. The incision can be positioned just below the panty line. There will be scarring from the incision, but it will be well hidden. We will fully inform you about how to care for your incision post-surgery to help minimize scarring.
Are There any Risks with a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
There are always risks with any surgery. Choosing a well-qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Malek is your first step to ensuring a successful outcome. Be sure to discuss your medical history and any health concerns you may have with us.
What are the Common Side Effects with a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
You just went through a pretty extensive procedure, so you can expect to feel tired or even a bit dizzy post surgery. Pain medication will keep you comfortable, but also sleepy. As you recover during the first few hours, you will most likely experience swelling and bruising in the area. This is a normal part of the healing process and will resolve itself in the days and weeks ahead. Our patients tell us the results are well worth it!
How Can I Be Prepared for My Tummy Tuck Procedure?
You may be asked to stop taking certain medications such as blood thinners or any anti-inflammatory drugs as these are not advised when undergoing surgery. It is important to schedule plenty of time to rest and recover. Have a friend or family member stay with you for the first few days post-surgery. You may still feel a bit uncomfortable and possibly dizzy moving around for the first 24 to 48 hours, and you will need to be careful about physical motions, particularly in the early stages of healing. We will ensure you are fully prepared with extensive aftercare instructions, and we will see you in several follow-up appointments.