Luxxery of Washington D.C. and Waldorf
Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is the surgical procedure of removing stretched, wrinkled skin and excess fat below the belly button and tightening the abdominal muscles. In most cases, the procedure restores weakened or separated muscles, creating an abdominal profile that is both smooth and firm. Dr. Hakki’s tummy tuck procedure removes redundant skin as well as a significant portion of the skin with stretch marks, leaving his patients extremely satisfied.
Are you a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
Women who have given birth or have lost a significant amount of weight are often left with a loose stomach with white or red stretch marks. This also applies to men that have undergone drastic weight loss. A patient will find the skin is stubborn and does not go away with exercise and diet. The reason for this is that the skin has lost its elasticity and can no longer shrink back.
An easy test to see if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck is to see how easily a patient can grab excess skin from the stomach area, pinching a large amount. If the skin feels very thick and is not particularly loose, it is likely that an abdominoplasty is not the procedure of choice. In this case, liposuction may be more appropriate. Those in need of a tummy tuck may also have an abdominal 'pooch' below the navel, the lack of a waistline, a droopy buttocks and a disproportionately large waist compared to the buttocks and breast areas. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hakki at Luxxery, where he will determine which procedure is your perfect fit.
Which tummy tuck is right for you?
Dr. Hakki has years of experience to help you determine the most appropriate procedure. During consultation, the doctor will assess your excess skin and fat, fat distribution, and body type. Below are four types of tummy tucks performed by Dr. Hakki.
- Mini tummy tuck
- Standard tummy tuck
- Extended tummy tuck
- Circumferential body lift
View Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos