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Tightening Muscles and Removing
Excess Tissue

At AMG Plastic Surgery in Herndon, VA, we understand that it can be frustrating when you maintain a healthy diet and a regular exercise schedule, but still cannot get rid of stubborn belly fat. We are pleased to offer tummy tucks to help blast stubborn belly fat! A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a very common plastic surgery procedure for both men and women alike. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise, tummy tucks can provide long-term, beautiful results. Dr. Ghaznavi provides tummy tuck surgery for patients in Northern Virginia.

About The Tummy Tuck Procedure

Tummy tuck surgery tightens muscles and removes excess fat and skin from the midsection. The surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, as short as 90 minutes but can last longer when performed with other procedures like liposuction. During this surgery, patients will first be administered anesthesia so that they do not feel pain or discomfort.

Then, the muscles are tightened by removing excess skin and fat. Dr. Ghaznavi will make an incision below the belly button, long enough to cut out a rectangular piece of skin. If needed, skin is removed from the sides to tighten the stomach muscles. Then the incision is closed with stitches or surgical staples.

Why Choose A Tummy Tuck?

This procedure removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen and can even tighten the abdominal muscles. Many people have this surgery to improve the appearance of the stomach after weight loss or pregnancy. Dr. Ghaznavi is here to help you feel better in your own body.

People have many reasons to consider a tummy tuck surgery. Some of the most common include:

  • You’re unhappy with your appearance after having children.

  • You’ve lost a significant amount of weight, and your stomach skin is loose.

  • You have stretch marks or loose skin from aging or weight loss.

  • You’ve had surgery to remove excess skin or fat from your abdomen, and the results were unsatisfactory.

  • You want to improve your posture or reduce back pain caused by weak abdominal muscles or excess skin and fat.

Candidates For Tummy Tucks

The best way to know whether you are a good candidate for this procedure is to request a consultation with Dr. Ghaznvavi at our office in Herndon, VA. During your consultation, Dr. Ghaznavi can review your medical history, discuss your treatment goals and determine if this procedure is right for you. There are several factors that may make a person a good candidate for this procedure:

This procedure is most effective in removing excess skin and fat that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise.

If you have loose or sagging skin in the abdominal area, this may be able to tighten and smooth the skin.

If you have poor muscle tone in the abdominal area, surgery can tighten and strengthen the muscles.

Pregnancy and significant weight loss can often cause changes to the abdominal area, including excess skin and stretched muscles. This procedure can help to restore the appearance of the midsection after these changes.

It is important to be in good overall health before undergoing this procedure. This includes having a healthy weight, being free from chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease and not smoking.

Preparing For A Tummy Tuck Procedure

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Ghaznavi and the AMG Plastic Surgery team will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions to ensure your surgery goes as smoothly as possible. Pre-operative instructions may include:

If you smoke, it is important to quit at least two weeks before your procedure. Smoking can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

Dr. Ghaznavi may recommend that you stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), before your surgery. Be sure to follow Dr. Ghaznavi’s instructions on which medications to avoid.

A healthy diet can help to support the healing process following your procedure. Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and protein.

Getting plenty of rest before your procedure can help to ensure that you are ready for the surgery.

After your tummy tuck procedure, you will need someone to drive you home. Be sure to arrange for transportation ahead of time so you are prepared.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

After surgery, it is normal to have bruising and swelling for up to six weeks. It can take several months to a year before a final result is seen. The incision scar will fade over time but may never completely go away. Some people will feel pain for a few months after the surgery.

Nausea and vomiting usually go away within 3 to 5 days after surgery, but sometimes pain medication may cause nausea. The patient will feel tired during the first few weeks after surgery, but they can gradually return to regular activity within a few weeks.

Recovery usually takes about six weeks, but you might need to wait for 8 to 12 weeks for the most noticeable results. Dr. Ghaznavi will provide specific surgical advice based on your individual needs and concerns. The surgery can benefit both men and women who feel they require additional improvement of their bodies and health. After the surgery, some people notice renewed energy and a great deal of relief from chronic back pain.

tummy tuck patient showing off toned abs

Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tucks

During your consultation with Dr. Ghaznavi at our office in Herndon, VA, he will answer any questions you may have about the procedure, address your concerns and provide you with clear expectations and considerations. Some common questions that we receive include:

Can Tummy Tucks Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Yes, it is possible to combine a tummy tuck with other surgical procedures. Many people choose to have additional procedures performed at the same time to achieve a more comprehensive transformation of their midsection. Some common procedures that are often combined with this procedure include liposuction, breast augmentation and/or lift, a butt lift and more. The decision to combine multiple procedures is not a light one—by combining procedures, you can increase your risk of infection and other complications. Discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Ghaznavi to see if combining these procedures is right for you.

Why Choose A Board Certified Surgeon For Your Tummy Tuck

If you are considering this procedure, it is important to choose a surgeon who has the skills and knowledge to provide the absolute best results. Dr. Ghaznavi, of AMG Plastic Surgery, is double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery. As the name suggests, double board certified means that he has completed multiple extensive levels of training and passed all-encompassing exams to obtain two certifications. By achieving this combination of broad certifications, Dr. Ghaznavi has the training to take patient care to the highest level utilizing the latest techniques, tools, and devices. Surgery is not right for everyone, and with his knowledge and experience, Dr. Ghaznavi will help patients in Herndon, VA determine what treatment plan works best for their goals.

Request A Consultation In Herndon, VA Today

If you have stubborn belly fat that does not go away with diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Request a consultation with Dr. Ghaznavi at AMG Plastic Surgery in Herndon, VA to see if this procedure is right for you. During your consultation, our team will discuss your desired results, types of procedures, risks and considerations and answer any questions you may have. We understand that the decision to undergo a plastic surgery procedure should not be taken lightly, and we are here to thoroughly educate you on your treatment options and help you feel empowered to make decisions about your care. To request consultation, please call (703) 239-3190 or fill out an online appointment request form. Our team looks forward to serving you!


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