Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck in Sacramento?
You’ve tried everything. Dieting, exercising, even wearing the new synthetic spandex to hold you in, but nothing provides the shape that you desire and deserve. We hear this a lot from our Sacramento area patients believe it or not. The good news is that years of frustration could meet their end with your decision to get a tummy tuck. However, there is much to know in order to make an educated decision and a lot of questions that many patients have prior to the procedure.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Also known as an abdominoplasty, this procedure removes excess subcutaneous fat, removes loose skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. The beauty of this procedure is that it can help tighten weakened or separated abdominal muscles. Tummy tucks are the perfect solution for creating a firmer, flatter tummy that is more in proportion with your body type and weight. However, if you are looking for a decidedly smaller waist, then this procedure may, or may not, fulfill that expectation.
Who Benefits Most from Tummy Tucks?
Are you a woman who has had multiple pregnancies? Chances are your abdominal muscles and skin did not retract to the pre-pregnancy state. If you have put your childbearing years behind you, you would be a good candidate for a tummy tuck in Sacramento. Women or men who have experienced a great amount of weight loss and now have excess fat deposits and loose skin can also benefit from this surgical procedure.
What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
“Mini tummy tuck” is a catch phrase in use today that may be misleading. The usage of the word “mini” means that the procedure will leave a shorter scar, have less pain, require a shorter recovery time and even cost less. The vast majority of people opting for this surgery are desirous of a smaller waistline, both laterally and frontally.
It is always important to come in for a personalized consultation with Dr. Mabourakh to determine if a mini tummy tuck would be the best option for you vs. a standard tummy tuck.
There is so much misinformation about plastic surgery in general and the same holds true for this surgery. Your surgeon should be an experienced, accredited plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area that inherently has the aesthetic sensibility necessary for the cosmetic component of this surgery. Dr. Shahriar Mabourakh holds board certifications from The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American College of Surgeons. He is a long term member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery as well. Entrance into these prestigious organizations is rigorous and highly competitive.
The Significance of Board Certifications
There are many doctors that are entering into this field without plastic surgery training. The board certifications and memberships listed above ensure that your physician has had at least six years of surgical training and experience and at least three years of plastic surgery training and experience.
Gaining acceptance into the highly respected American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is not easy. Only physicians who have been trained in plastic surgery, who have been recommended by two respected aesthetic plastic surgeons, and have documentation of a significant number and variety of cases may apply. Of this number, only one-fourth is granted admission.
Additionally, this organization requires Continuing Medical Education, ensuring that all of their members are apprised of all technological advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Contact Sacramento Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahriar Mabourakh if you are interested in obtaining more information regarding tummy tucks or other cosmetic procedures. Also feel free to view our before and after gallery.