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reverse tummy tuck | upper abdominal lift surgery

In the dynamic field of cosmetic surgery, where innovation is constantly developing, people are given life-changing chances to improve their bodies and boost their confidence. Amidst these developments, the reverse tummy tuck becomes a prominent operation, drawing notice for its unique ability to rejuvenate the upper abdomen. An upper abdominoplasty is not as common as the more traditional tummy tuck, however, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Solomon Azouz has extensive training from the Mayo Clinic to help improve the upper abdominal contour with precise techniques to minimize scarring.

What is a Reverse Tummy Tuck?

An upper abdominal lift, known as a reverse tummy tuck, addresses the region above the belly button. In contrast to conventional tummy tucks, which mainly target drooping skin caused by weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, this treatment focuses on raising and tightening the upper abdomen, improving contours, and addressing extra skin and fat below the navel.

Candidates for a Reverse Tummy Tuck

loose skin on stomach | stubborn belly fatPeople with weak upper abdominal muscles and loose, extra skin on their stomach are good candidates for a reverse tummy tuck. Many patients complain of saggy loose skin in their upper abdomen after weight loss. Some patients also report stubborn belly fat. As with most plastic surgery, ideal candidates are those in good overall health and stable weight. During your consultation, Dr. Azouz will review your medical history and perform a physical exam to discuss personalized options. If necessary, Dr. Azouz may also give recommendations to improve BMI to minimize the risks of surgery.

Benefits of Upper Abdominal Lift

There are many benefits of a reverse tummy tuck. Patients can expect:

  • Improved upper abdominal contours
  • Tightened skin and muscles
  • Enhanced waistline definition
  • Restored confidence and self-esteem

How is a Reverse Tummy Tuck performed?

During a reverse tummy tuck, Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz strategically makes incisions along the lower breast crease or just below the breasts, allowing access to the upper abdominal area. Dr. Azouz uses the natural creases of the skin to help hide the incision line and camouflage any scars. Excess skin is removed, and underlying muscles may be tightened to achieve a firmer, youthful appearance. The remaining skin is then repositioned and sutured into place, resulting in a smoother, tighter contour.

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Call the office at (972) 702-8888 or contact us online to learn more about a reverse tummy.

Anesthesia Used During an Upper Abdominal Lift

Throughout surgery, Dr. Azouz works closely with his anesthesia team to monitor patients and ensure the best possible outcome. To avoid the side effects and nausea of general anesthesia, Dr. Azouz uses sedation to help keep patients comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Azouz also uses a local anesthetic to numb the surgical site which can control pain for up to 24 hours after surgery.

Risks of a Reverse Tummy Tuck

As with any surgical surgery, a reverse tummy tuck carries some possible risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, and anesthesia-related side effects. To reduce these dangers and put the well-being of his patients first, Dr. Azouz uses cutting-edge methods and strict safety procedures.

Recovery After an Upper Abdominal Lift Surgery

Patients may have some swelling, bruising, and soreness after a reverse stomach tuck; however, these side effects can be controlled with prescription medicine and appropriate aftercare. To promote a seamless recovery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz offers detailed recommendations that include compression garments and refraining from physically demanding activities during the early healing phase. After a few weeks, most people can resume light activities and employment, and the full result gradually becomes visible as the swelling goes down.

Surgeries That Can Be Combined with a Reverse Tummy Tuck

Patients may choose to combine a reverse tummy tuck with complementary operations such as:
stomach skin lifting surgery

Working closely with each patient, Dr. Azouz develops a personalized treatment plan for body contouring that addresses specific goals and yields the best results. It’s important to discuss all goals during your consultation, as this will affect the surgical plan. In some cases, Dr. Azouz may be able to use the same incision for multiple procedures, such as combining a reverse tummy tuck with breast surgery.

Cost of a Reverse Tummy Tuck

The cost of a reverse tummy tuck can vary depending on factors such as the extent of the procedure, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and facility fees. During an initial consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas, patients receive a detailed breakdown of expenses and explore financing options to make their aesthetic aspirations attainable within their budget.

Solomon Azouz, MD, FACS, FRSC(C) | Plastic Surgery in Dallas

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azouz

A reverse tummy tuck provides a revolutionary alternative for those looking to rejuvenate their upper abdomen area and recover confidence in their looks. With the help of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz’s experience in Dallas, patients can set off on a path toward improved outlines and restored confidence, led by careful attention to detail and individualized care. To learn more about how to realize your full beauty potential, make an appointment by calling (972) 702-8888 or contact us online. Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers virtual appointments for patients who are traveling to Dallas for surgery.

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