A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess areas of fat and skin from your abdominal area while tightening your abdominal muscles for a flatter, firmer tummy. Whether you have loose skin on your abdomen after a significant weight loss or you have stretched abdominal muscles due to multiple pregnancies, many patients greatly benefit from a complete or partial abdominoplasty.
A mini tummy tuck, or modified tummy tuck, makes smaller, less visible incisions and is ideal for patients who are in good physical shape and are looking to tighten their abdominal area below their belly button. Post-treatment care and recovery are usually easier after a mini tummy tuck. Depending on the degree of corrections required, a regular tummy tuck operation may take anywhere from 1-5 hours and the patient may also be required to stay overnight in the hospital.
Liposuction is a popular body contouring in Palm Desert that uses suction to remove stubborn fat cells from specific areas of the body. Depending on your desired results, we offer limited liposuction procedures all the way to full-body liposuction procedures. Using small, thin suction tubes called cannula, liposuction also requires tiny incisions in your skin. Fat deposits are removed using a syringe or suction pump.
Liposuction is most of the time an outpatient procedure, though depending upon the amount of fat being removed, it may require an overnight hospital stay. You will be asked to refrain from strenuous activities until your wounds have healed. While this procedure permanently removes fat cells, it doesn’t prevent weight gain, so diet and exercise will be necessary to maintain your new look.