The Many Benefits of a Partial Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty (also known as the tummy tuck) is a surgery to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The surgery is helpful for making the abdomen area flatter, more toned, and more attractive.

Partial abdominoplasty is a type of tummy tuck that is less extensive than the traditional procedure. It offers many benefits to achieve a slimmer mid-body profile, and because it is less invasive, the healing time afterward is much shorter.

The Partial Abdominoplasty

Partial abdominoplasty involves surgery only in the lower abdominal area. It removes fat accumulation and excess skin in the area between the navel and your pubic region. The procedure involves a smaller curving horizontal incision than the full tummy tuck and doesn’t require work on the navel. Dr. Pazmiño will make the incision above the pubic area and then remove extra fat and skin. After completion, sutures are used to close the incision.

Benefits Of Partial Abdominoplasty

Partial abdominoplasty is very effective in trimming the lower-tummy area. It can help you achieve a slimmer waistline and flatter tummy. Both men and women can carry fat deposits in the lower abdomen due to an unhealthy lifestyle or genetics. Women can also have extra fat deposits due to pregnancy.

Often, it is very difficult to reduce lower abdomen fat with diet or regular exercise. Partial abdominoplasty is very effective in removing even the last layers of stubborn fat that simply refuse to budge otherwise.

Women may also have extra drooping skin due to pregnancy. Both men and women can have sagging skin after dramatic weight loss. If you only have loose skin in the lower abdominal area, a full abdominoplasty procedure is not ideal for you. In such a case, you can opt for a partial abdominoplasty to take care of this excess skin.

A flatter lower abdomen also improves posture. Without a protruding tummy, you can stand up straighter. Without extra skin folds on your abdomen, you can be more comfortable while sitting and while performing tasks. Excess skin can also get in the way of walking and other movements affecting your body profile. Without excess fat or skin, you don’t need to worry about a protruding belly.

The partial abdominoplasty is ideal for those with fat pockets only limited to the lower abdomen. You don’t need to wait for your belly to protrude more or your skin to become looser so that you can be a candidate for the full abdominoplasty procedure.

Partial abdominoplasty is not as invasive as the full procedure. The surgery only requires a short incision above the pubic bone. Because a smaller incision is used, this means that there will be less post-surgical swelling and bruising in the area. You can resume your normal routine in 10 to 15 days depending on your health and rate of recovery. During this recovery time, it’s best to avoid any physically strenuous tasks such as heavy exercise or sports.

Contact Our Office For A Consultation

Speak with Dr. Pat Pazmiño, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, to find out whether partial abdominoplasty is right for you. Dr. Pazmiño has years of experience and will be happy to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Contact us today for your consultation.