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What Makes the Miami Tummy Tuck Different?

Submitted by Dr. Bernabe Vazquez on December 9, 2019

The Miami Tummy Tuck

Are you tired of fighting a belly bulge that never budges? 

You’re not alone. 

Excess fat in and around the midsection is something millions of people struggle with each year. Factors like aging, sedentary desk jobs, and having children can contribute not only to the accumulation of excess weight here — but make it all but impossible to lose.

While exercise and a well-balanced diet are key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, these are often not effective enough when it comes to winning the “battle of the bulge” once and for all. 

If your overall health is good and your weight is stable, but you’re struggling with pockets of fat and sagging skin in your midsection — you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. 

 

What’s the difference between a traditional and Miami Tummy Tuck?

A traditional tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a significant surgical procedure with the power to smooth the stomach and sculpt the waistline. However — not all tummy tucks are created equal, which is why it’s imperative to do your homework before you meet with a surgeon. 

Referred to by many as Miami’s best plastic surgeon, Dr. Bernabe Vazquez has perfected and refined his approach to the abdominoplasty for nearly three decades. Additionally, Dr. Vazquez is the mastermind behind a highly specialized approach known as the Miami Tummy Tuck — an approach he developed by combining proven techniques from several surgical procedures.

 

What IS the Miami Tummy Tuck?

The Miami Tummy Tuck focuses on creating a taut, contoured waistline while shaping the upper abdomen and flanks with liposuction. Much like the “mini tummy tuck”, this technique uses a smaller surgical incision. This means a shorter postoperative scar, and less cutting/lifting of tissues, resulting in a safer and more effective procedure. This surgical technique drastically decreases the collection of fluid and injury to the blood supply of the lower abdominal wall, which allows for a drain, if needed at all, to be removed in 24 hours versus up to two weeks. 

In other words, the Miami Tummy Tuck delivers dramatic, life-changing results with less risk, less down-time and a shorter scar. 

 

Are you a good candidate for this procedure?

To ensure that you’re a candidate for The Miami Tummy Tuck, here’s a quick checklist of what you need to know before moving forward:

  • Your overall health is good
  • You are close to your ideal body weight – between 10-15 lbs. and have maintained that weight for several months
  • Your stomach has stretched skin due to aging or other factors
  • You’re not planning on getting pregnant in the near future

The Miami Tummy Tuck will not only add beautiful, natural curves to your figure, but will also remove stubborn abdominal fat and excess skin. Dr. Vazquez has the experience and skill to perform the procedure with finesse, as well as potentially combine it with other surgical solutions. He often combines the Miami Tummy Tuck with extra liposuction, and can lift the outer thighs and buttocks with a procedure called the Lower Body Lift.

 

Ready to learn more?

Call Dr. Bernabe Vazquez’s south Florida office to make an appointment for a consultation today at (305) 858-8222. Dr. Vazquez and his team are happy to answer questions and explain the procedure in more detail by providing testimonials, before and after photos, and additional resources and literature to help you evaluate if the Miami Tummy Tuck is the right procedure for you.