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Short Scar Tummy Tuck Procedure for Women Under 40

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on October 1, 2013

If your childbearing years are behind you, but disciplined attempts to diminish belly fat have not produced the toned flat stomach you desire, it may be time to consider getting a tummy tuck.

The tummy tuck procedure is not a quick fix for weight loss; it is a procedure that eliminates the folds of skin that develop post weight loss. It also addresses the slackened musculature that is the result of multiple pregnancies, as well as the direct results of “yo-yo” dieting.


The best candidate for this procedure is within 10 to 20 pounds of their optimal weight. The less fat tissue that needs to be removed from the surgical site, the better for the healing process. Tightening and contouring a waistline that is close to the desired weight allows for well-proportioned results.

Setting the stage for the healing process is extremely beneficial to your health, but it is also important to give your body the nourishment it needs for a smooth recovery; choosing a healthy, balanced diet will help you feel better before and after the surgery. Patients are required to stop smoking, as smoke increases tissue inflammation. It is advised to stop up to two weeks before surgery and for the duration of the healing process.

The Consultation

There are many criteria to take into account when choosing the right plastic surgeon for this procedure. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons ensures that their members have achieved high levels of expertise, ethics, and education; choose an ASPS member who has achieved board certification with this prestigious organization.

Additionally, the rigorous evaluation and acceptance into the American College of Surgeons ensures that the “fellow”, or accepted surgeon, is up to par with the high expectations demanded by the College.

Evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon should entail acquiring your full medical history, coupled with complete disclosure of any medications, vitamins, or herbs you are taking. The board certified plastic surgeon will be able to determine if you can proceed with the tummy tuck and what results you can expect.

Make sure the surgery will be performed in an accredited surgical facility, and that the doctor has hospital privileges to perform the same procedure that he is recommending for you.

The Procedure

Doctor Bernabe Vazquez of Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery has been performing tummy tucks for twenty years, giving him a distinct advantage over less experienced plastic surgeons. His experience has enabled him to fine-tune this surgery, incorporating liposuction and minimal cutting and lifting of tissues, and producing outstanding results.

Although any cutting of tissue has the ability to produce a scar, the hands of a skilled surgeon will diminish the amount of scar tissue. With the Miami Tummy Tuck, Doctor Vazquez has been able to minimize the scarring, healing time, and the need for a surgical drain, which in turn produces the desired results: a contoured waistline, and a flattened belly with a shorter scar.

For your confidential consultation with one of the premier tummy tuck surgeons in Miami, Florida, contact us today at (305) 858-8222.