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Tummy Tuck Surgery in Miami Florida

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on March 15, 2013

55Miami, Florida is the capital city for plastic surgery in the United States. Known for its premier plastic surgeons, women fly in from all over the world to perfect their physiques.

This influx has created some very excellent research material and it is doctors like Dr. Bernabe Vazquez of Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery that has profited from the years of experience by perfecting the tummy tuck to an art form.

Variations on the Theme

There are several versions of the tummy tuck, and a good plastic surgeon will guide you according to your particular situation. Perhaps you are fairly thin, have a persistent small abdominal bulge, and have tried everything to achieve a flat tummy like dieting and exercise. The Mini Tummy Tuck would be a perfect solution for you. Using a shorter C-section like incision, the muscles below your belly button are tightened. Belly fat above the belly button would not be addressed by this surgery.

The Regular Tummy Tuck is a procedure that removes excess or sagging skin, tightens separated or weakened abdominal muscles and removes excess fatty tissue in your abdomen. A horizontal incision is made just above the pubic area extending laterally towards the pelvic bones. Fat is removed and abdominal muscles are sutured creating a flatter silhouette. A surgical drain will undoubtedly be in from one to two weeks, with patients returning back to work in a couple of weeks or so. The healing process takes at least a month.

A New Vision

Tummy Tucks were not without complications and did not address the love handles that often accompanied the abdominal weight gain. In Dr. Vazquez’s opinion, there was definitely room for improvement, and through the years, we worked with liposuction in what was termed a High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty. Through performing the vast amounts of tummy tucks, Dr. Vazquez has perfected this surgery and it is now called “The Miami Tummy Tuck”.

We found that accurately sculpting and contouring the patient’s waistline, and shaping the upper abdomen with liposuction, created the need for a much smaller incision and less lifting of tissues. This safer and more effective procedure produces a beautiful waistline in addition to a flat tummy. Because the incision is much smaller than the traditional tummy tuck and the surgery is less invasive, if there is a need for a drain, it will be in for less than twenty-four hours. The recovery period is less uncomfortable and the end results are completely flattering.

Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Bernabe Vazquez has been practicing plastic surgery since 1988 in our own surgical facility in the Mercy Hospital Professional building. He is fully board certified by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American College of Surgeon.

Gaining certification in these prestigious associations is an arduous process and one that guarantees the consumer a high level of expertise and experience.

For further information and a confidential consultation, please call our office at (305) 858-8222.