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Trim, Sculpt, and Rejuvenate Your Midsection With a Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty Surgery

Pregnancy, weight loss, or the aging process can cause abdominal skin to loosen and hang. Even with diet and exercise, it can be difficult to regain a taut tummy. As one of our most prominent body features, attaining a defined midsection is a desire for many men and women.

Dr. Ali Sadeghi offers tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) for men and women looking to reinvent a toned abdomen in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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What Is a Tummy Tuck?

Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck addresses loose or sagging belly skin and fat.

New Orleans plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sadeghi and his team can discuss your plastic surgery options, including a tummy tuck to help you address:

  • Loose or sagging abdominal skin
  • Stubborn belly fat
  • Separation of abdominal muscles
  • Stretch marks in the abdominal area

Since everyone has different goals and bodies, we will customize your procedure to your specific wants and needs.

There are several tummy tuck options, including full, extended, or mini (which is the least invasive type of tummy tuck).

Our team will provide a thorough consultation to understand your goals and what you would ultimately like to see from the procedure. We are confident that we can find an option that fits your goals, and we know that you’ll be thrilled with the final result.

What Can a Tummy Tuck Improve?

People seek tummy tucks for a wide variety of reasons, both cosmetic and medical. If you need to restore your figure or address issues causing you pain, it can be tremendously helpful.

Some of the benefits include:

Improved Abdominal Tone

A tummy tuck will flatten and shape your abdomen, which will make your clothing fit and look better on you. In addition, tummy tuck surgery can correct diastasis recti (the separation of the abdominal muscles), which is common after pregnancy or significant weight loss. This results in a firmer and more toned abdominal musculature.

Improved Posture

After extreme weight loss or multiple pregnancies, stomach muscles can expand, making the belly stick out more. A tummy tuck tightens these weak muscles and removes excess skin to flatten the abdomen. After a tummy tuck, patients may notice that their posture has dramatically improved because of the tightened muscles supporting their spine.

Decreased Back Pain

Back pain is another common issue that can be treated with a tummy tuck. After significant weight loss or pregnancy, women may complain of back pain due to weakened stomach muscles. In flattening the abdomen and removing excess stomach fat, your back pain can be reduced or alleviated.

Reduction of Stress Urinary Incontinence

After a vaginal birth, some women can develop stress urinary incontinence (SUI), where urine leaks out with pressure on the bladder and urethra, causing the sphincter muscles to open. This leakage can be brought on by exercising, coughing, sneezing, or laughing.

While SUI can usually be treated without surgery, studies have shown that a tummy tuck can aid some women in recovery, especially in those who have not had a caesarian section.

A slight bladder obstruction is created during a tummy tuck using soft tissue near the pelvic region. This reduces incontinence.

Corrected Ventral Hernia

A ventral hernia is a bulge of tissues through an opening of weakness within the abdominal wall muscles. This hernia may develop for various reasons, including abdominal weakness resulting from extreme weight loss, a cesarean section, or an appendectomy. A tummy tuck can correct a ventral hernia by addressing weakened abdominal muscles and reducing pressure on the skin.

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Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Having a flatter, firmer midsection can dramatically improve your appearance and self-confidence. Clothes will fit and look better, and you’ll feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

These procedures are popular with men and women and are ideal for anyone who:

  • Is dealing with stretched and sagging skin and muscles after pregnancy
  • Has lost weight through diet and exercise but still lacks tone in the midsection
  • Has lost a significant amount of weight but now needs to address loose, excess skin around the belly
  • Has always been in good shape but can’t get firm, flat tone in the abdomen

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What Are My Tummy Tuck Options?

Full Tummy Tuck

During the full tummy tuck, an incision is made from hip to hip just over the pubic area. This results in a horizontal scar that can be hidden when wearing undergarments.

It is commonly performed on women with significant skin folds after multiple pregnancies. This technique allows Dr. Sadeghi to access a large portion of the abdomen while repositioning the belly button to a more natural placement. Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat preceding the skin tightening portion. The internal abdominal muscles are then secured for a firm, toned appearance.

Mini Tummy Tuck

For patients who do not require a full tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck may be ideal. The difference between these two techniques is that the patients who choose the mini tummy tuck are already in relatively good shape with a healthy skin tone but still have loose skin on the lower abdomen.

Unlike the full tummy tuck, the belly button is unaffected, and the incision is smaller. Liposuction is used (if needed) to remove excess fat, and the loose skin is removed and pulled tight.

Extended Tummy Tuck

In cases when significant skin tightening and body contouring are needed, an extended tummy tuck is recommended. This is a necessary technique for patients who have undergone a significant weight loss. It was developed after some patients noted that even after a full tummy tuck, the parts surrounding the abdomen still showed excessive folds of skin.

The incision may extend around the navel, flank, and lower back, depending on where skin tightening is necessary.

Liposuction is still used, and excess skin is trimmed then tightened. Similar to a full tummy tuck, the belly button is repositioned.

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost in New Orleans, LA?

The cost of your abdominoplasty tummy tuck will vary depending on the tummy tuck technique used, the extent of the procedure, and any other plastic surgery treatments being performed in combination.

Some common combination procedures include:

Additional cost factors, such as anesthesia, surgeon’s fees, facility and operating room fees, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical garments, will also impact the total cost of your treatment. Dr. Sadeghi and his team will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.

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What Should I Expect After My Tummy Tuck?

How Long Is Recovery From a Tummy Tuck?

Your recovery time will vary depending on whether you undergo a full, extended, or mini tuck.

Many patients can return to work after a couple of weeks. It’s important that you avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks. Eat healthy meals high in protein and vitamins after your surgery, as this will help prevent complications and give your body the nutrients it needs to heal.

The Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery will provide you with accurate timelines and information specifically tailored to your procedure.

Will I Have Scars After a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty usually result in some scarring. Scarring can be more severe in some patients than in others. Scarring depends on how much skin is being removed and how well your body heals. Dr. Sadeghi’s skills and cutting-edge techniques will lead to as few scars as possible. Dr. Sadeghi has been widely recognized for his skill with these procedures, which is why he’s one of the preferred cosmetic surgeons in New Orleans.

With each procedure, Dr. Sadeghi will be focused on delivering beautiful results, which means minimal scarring whenever possible.

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Why Should I Choose Dr. Sadeghi to Perform My Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Ali Sadeghi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive breast surgery. In addition to his extensive education and world-class surgical training, Dr. Sadeghi has successfully performed thousands of surgeries, including tummy tucks.

Our New Orleans tummy tuck patients will enjoy full-service care in our welcoming, spa-like environment. We use cutting-edge surgical techniques to achieve the best-looking results for our patients here in New Orleans. There is a reason why so many people in our community have trusted Dr. Sadeghi and his team with their tummy tuck procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Is a tummy tuck painful?

Tummy tucks have historically been one of the more painful operations that plastic surgeons performed. However, in recent years, the development of new ways to control pain has helped significantly. One important development is long-lasting anesthetics that provide pain control for up to three days.

Pain control means that less narcotic pain medicine is required and, thus, less chance of a reaction to the drugs.

Will my tummy tuck results last?

As long as your weight remains stable, tummy tucks are usually a “one and done” procedure. While your skin will age over the decades, it typically never gets back to the looseness you may have experienced before your tummy tuck.

Will a tummy tuck help my stretch marks?

That depends on the severity of the stretch marks and where they are located. Tummy tucks typically improve the appearance of stretch marks and remove them if they are located on the excised skin.

Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck?

Yes, all the sutures used dissolve and will not prevent you from having a normal pregnancy. However, it is recommended that patients only consider a tummy tuck after having children, so they don’t lose the benefits of the surgery.

Interested in Tummy Tuck Surgery in New Orleans, LA?

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