Tummy Tuck Doctors in San Jose – Abdominoplasty
One of the top tummy tuck doctors in the San Jose and Palo Alto area can be found at An Enhanced You Cosmetic Surgery Center. Dr. Robert Lowen performs customized abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck procedures to help his patients from the entire Bay Area and beyond achieve technically advanced and attractive cosmetic surgery results.
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is an operation to reduce unwanted excess or overhanging skin and fat and tighten the abdominal wall. Dr. Lowen is regarded as on of the best tummy tuck doctors in the San Jose area. His main goal is to restore a slimmer profile and waistline. Dr. Lowen performs three types of abdominoplasty, Mini, Standard and Extensive.
A mini-abdominoplasty procedure is only appropriate when skin is wrinkled or in excess in the lower abdomen only. There is usually lower abdominal wall laxity only.
If the skin is wrinkled or in excess both in the lower and upper abdomen, the standard abdominoplasty is typically suggested. This also treats wrinkling above the umbilicus, excess fat as well as skin, and folds of skin and fat may overhang the lower abdomen.
An extensive abdominoplasty approach is used when there is excess and over-hanging skin in the lower abdomen and when excess girth extends around the waist which is poorly defined. It also treats significant laxity of the abdominal wall, below and above the umbilicus.
Dr. Lowen specializes in the “high-lateral tension and high-superior tension” abdominoplasty at his San
Jose area center. This exacting and time-consuming advance in body contouring surgery is the plastic surgery version of fine tailoring. The goal is to have not only a great looking abdomen and a slim waistline, but a scar that heals as a fine line, without the thickening, widening, or depression that occur commonly after less secure repairs with absorbable sutures.
To visualize how this tummy tuck procedure works, imagine a Chinese-finger trap. You put your fingers in and pull. As you pull the trap gets tighter and thinner in the middle. The body has a similar network of fibers called the superficial fascia that can be used to transmit and hold this tension. By securing this fascia, which runs throughout the thickness of the abdominal fat, with permanent sutures placed so close together that you cannot get a finger between them, it is possible to restore a tight and youthful tone to the entire abdomen. Additional superior-tension support is provided by securing the portion of the abdominal flap adjacent to the umbilicus to the abdominal wall. This effectively removes tension in the midline at the site of flap closure at the pubic area. This area is the most prone to wound healing problems if tension is present. The high-tension closure enhances scar quality. Our scars usually heal as a fine line.
The technique also protects the blood supply to the lower abdomen by placing the tension laterally, and not in the vertical direction. The procedure achieves not only a tighter, pleasantly shaped abdomen, but a lifted and rejuvenated appearance of the pubic area and front of the thighs.
The high-lateral tension abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction of the upper abdomen and flanks to obtain better definition of the waistline and a comprehensive sculpting of the area between breast and thigh.
A detailed description of the abdominoplasty procedure, step-by-step, can be found at this link: http://www.enhanced-you.com/q-a-real-self/#2215
For more information on the abdominoplasty (Palo Alto) procedure, schedule a tummy tuck consultation at our San Jose and Palo Alto area practice. Contact our plastic surgery center today to get started.
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