Tummy tucks and abdominoplasties usually are a once in a lifetime procedure. However there are occasions when a revision Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck makes sense. At Chrysalis Cosmetics in Sacramento California we recommend waiting at least a year before considering additional surgery on the abdomen. We like to see the skin and incision settle before passing any judgments as to the results. It is always amazing how good things look when the redness resolves and the swelling goes away. The new shape is often spectacular. This also allows the body time recover and you more time to get into better shape and improve the results as well. In the Roseville, Folsom and Stockton area revision Abdominoplasty is often done following additional children, weight loss or weight gain and can also be done for loose skin.
Sometimes liposuction of the abdomen and hips are all that is needed. Sometimes a mini tummy tuck can tighten the residual laxity and on occasion a full tummy tuck is required. In patient that have lost weight on occasion an extended Abdominoplasty that goes around to the back will help lift the thighs as well. Certainly in some a reverse Abdominoplasty may address the upper laxity under the breasts or an upper body lift for others. The important thing to remember is your board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery such as Dr Perry will be able to give you some options that will specifically address your individual needs and help you achieve your goals.