Tummy Tuck in Phoenix
How many times have you seen models with washboard abdominal muscles in magazines, TV, and billboards? An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) near Phoenix is a surgical method that can help you tighten abdominal muscles and remove loose skin and fat, getting you well on your way to enjoying a flat, sculpted stomach. There are many reasons why my Scottsdale tummy tuck patients are ready to improve their abdominal appearance.Save $50 on your surgical consultation with Dr. Cohen to learn more about tummy tuck. The Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery is conveniently located for women and men living in Tempe, Paradise Valley and other areas of Greater Phoenix.
Considering a Tummy Tuck in Phoenix?
The abdominal wall (which contains the abdominal muscles) can become stretched out during pregnancy or as a result of significant weight gain. If the elastic tissue of the abdominal wall is stretched too much, or too many times, it will not "snap back" to its original position. It is similar to an old rubber band, which is loose and no longer works well. This weakened abdominal wall provides less support and allows the internal organs to bulge out, giving the belly a fuller appearance. This problem is particularly common in women who have had multiple pregnancies.
Tummy Tucks Basics
See Dr. Cohen explain why a tummy tuck in Scottsdale could be the perfect solution for excess fat and skin around the abdomen.
Other Scottsdale tummy tuck patients have excess skin of the abdominal area, usually after significant weight gain and then weight loss. In this case, the skin itself (as opposed to the abdominal wall) becomes loose and stretched out. If a person loses more weight, the skin often sags to an even greater degree.
The stretching of the abdominal wall and skin can occur individually or in combination, and will not improve with exercise or sit-ups. Luckily, for patients with these problems, I am able to flatten and tighten their midsections with a Phoenix plastic surgery procedure called an abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck).
To see the results of this plastic surgery procedure, view our Scottsdale tummy tuck photo gallery.
Choosing Plastic Surgery near Phoenix
As with all of my surgeries, I draw on my knowledge as a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to specifically customize the technique I use for each person to address each of their issues. For mild sagging of the lower abdominal skin, a mini-abdominoplasty often will be enough to remove the excess skin and smooth and flatten the abdomen. With more significant excess skin, I perform a greater degree of skin tailoring. Frequently, the abdominal wall needs tightening as well. In these cases, I create an "internal corset" that tightens the abdominal wall and narrows the contour of the waist. After the internal corset is finished, the excess skin is tailored to fit snugly against the flatter, narrower abdominal wall.
If you are interested in learning more about what to expect during the recovery process following a tummy tuck in the Scottsdale area, I encourage you to read cosmetic surgery FAQ's (frequently asked questions) about post-operative issues such as care for incisions, time away from work, and ability to engage in exercise and other activities.
Click here to save $50 on your consultation fee, or call 602-702-5380 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cohen at the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have about tummy tuck procedures. Dr. Cohen welcomes patients from all over Arizona, as well as other states and countries. Dr. Cohen's facility, the Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery, serves Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley.
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Scottsdale Center for Plastic Surgery
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Dr. Robert Cohen offers plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona.