Every year you resolve to lose the flab around your waist. No matter how much you diet, the stubborn fat deposits linger, and the skin stretches easily to accommodate the unwanted weight. Tackle that New Year’s resolution with a modern tummy tuck. Alan Greenberg MD can provide a lipoabdominoplasty for the New Year to eliminate fat deposits with liposuction. Our Frisco cosmetic surgeon then removes the excess skin for an improved appearance.
If your goal is to be swimsuit-ready by summer, then today is the best time to schedule your lipoabdominoplasty. This waist-whittling cosmetic surgery procedure offers the following advantages over the traditional tummy tuck.
A lipoabdominoplasty for the New Year eliminates the need for general anesthesia. Years ago, the procedure required separating skin and fat from the muscles, cauterizing blood vessels and installing drains for body fluids. However, today’s tummy tuck technique utilizes tumescent “awake” anesthesia and a mild IV sedative. In addition to numbing the abdomen, the tumescent solution also aids the process because it separates fat from muscles for easier removal via liposuction.
Next, Dr. Greenberg tightens abdominal fascia, the strong layer of tissue lying over the abdominal muscles, to flatten the abdomen. The final steps of the lipoabdominoplasty involve excising the surplus skin and adjusting the naval, if necessary.
Patients return home the same day and do not have to incur the expense of hospitalization. Of course, you’ll need someone to drive you home after surgery. You’ll also want to take off work for a week or two and avoid strenuous activity for about 1-2 months. January is a great time to schedule a lipoabdominoplasty for the New Year because you have plenty of time for any swelling to subside and for the body to fully heal before summer.
Why wait? Chances are that you’ve made the same resolution for several years. Contact our Frisco cosmetic surgeon and learn how our modern tummy tuck gives you a flat abdomen. Discover how patients in Frisco, Plano, Dallas and North Texas are accomplishing this New Year’s resolution in just one day.