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IDEAL BODY®

ABDOMINOPLASTY

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

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INTRODUCTION

 

 

Real Results

 

The tummy tuck (“abdominoplasty”) is one of the most gratifying procedures for the plastic surgeon to do, ranking right up with breast augmentation due to the immediacy of the result and profound effects on patient self-esteem.

 

A protuberant abdomen is a source of embarrassment. Women typically hide their tummies by leaving their tops hanging out or wearing jackets for camouflage. It does seem unfair that motherhood’s reward should be a stretched-out, unattractive midsection. Similarly, women and men who have lost weight recognize that there is a limit to the contractile ability of abdominal skin. No amount of exercise or dieting can cause this skin to contract.

 

Often, women are motivated by feelings of inadequacy. They are not typically being pressured by their husbands. An unattractive tummy can have a great deal of psychological importance to women, often more than their husbands realize. Many women have told me they need to have the lights off when they are undressed around their husbands.

 

This procedure is very reliable in meeting patient expectations. Despite the name, “tummy tuck,” which sounds simple and almost trivial, it is a major procedure that produces major results.

 

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DR. SWANSON OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES IN KANSAS CITY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS INCLUDING:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abdominoplasty prices at the Swanson Center of Kansas City include the costs of anesthesia and a licensed on-site ambulatory surgery center.

 

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Stretch Marks

 

Stretch marks are an unsolved cosmetic problem, like cellulite. Although lasers have been used to treat stretch marks, the results have been disappointing. This is due to the fact that stretch marks resemble scar tissue on a microscopic level. The normal dermal anatomy is missing. No amount of resurfacing is going to change a scar into skin, which is a very different (and more complex) tissue. The only option is to remove stretch marks surgically and bring skin edge to skin edge. This is somewhat unwelcome news to patients who call the office asking about how to remove stretch marks. They are disappointed that a major (and costly) procedure is the only option.

 

Fortunately, abdominal stretch marks are often contained on the excess skin flap that is going to be removed with an abdominoplasty. So the same time the skin is tightened, the stretch marks are discarded. Stretch marks below the belly button are eliminated. Any stretch marks on the skin of the upper abdomen, above the level of the belly button, will be moved down to the lower abdomen.

 

 

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