A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. Excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. In addition, the procedure(s) can improve a dimpled, irregular skin surface, commonly known as cellulite.

Reconstructive Procedures

An abdominoplasty, best known as a tummy tuck, creates a flatter abdomen by removing sagging, protruding areas of excess fat and skin in the midsection.

Plástica Tijuana Surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. Juan Pablo Cervantes will tailor your tummy tuck procedure to your unique needs. Some patients, for example, benefit from a partial abdominoplasty—also known as a mini tummy tuck—while others require a complete abdominoplasty with liposuction to achieve the desired results.

Deciding if a Tummy Tuck is Right for You

You may benefit from a tummy tuck if you experience:

Trimming excess tissue and tightening muscle laxity in the abdominal wall, a tummy tuck reduces the protruding or hanging abdomen caused by the above situations. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck include:

The type of tummy tuck procedure best suited to address your specific condition will be determined during your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Cervantes.

Tummy Tuck Variations At Plástica Tijuana Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cervantes performs mini tummy tucks, complete tummy tucks and minor variations to suit your body type and meet your aesthetic goals. In a complete tummy tuck, an incision is made that spans the abdomen from one hip to the other. After the incision is made, the skin is lifted away from the muscle and the vertical abdominal muscles are tightened with sutures, providing a flatter abdominal contour and a more toned appearance. Liposuction is then performed around the hips to create a narrower waistline. Excess skin will be trimmed away and the incision closed.

mini tummy tuck is a more limited procedure used to remove excess fat and skin localized below the belly button. A much shorter incision is used in this procedure. Typically, a mini tummy tuck does not tighten abdominal muscles or remove skin from the upper abdomen.

Your individual tummy tuck solution will depend on the unique aspects of your physique as well as your goals. During your personal consultation, Dr. Cervantes can answer your questions about abdominoplasty and recommend an option designed to meet your specific needs. The results from your tummy tuck can last for years if you maintain healthy eating habits and exercise regularly.

If you live in Los Angeles County, San Diego County or Baja California and would like to learn more about your tummy tuck options, please contact Plástica Tijuana Surgery to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Juan Pablo Cervantes.