Dr. Gustavo E. Galante finds it very gratifying to see the positive effects that cosmetic surgery has on his patients. These individuals appreciate a new found sense of confidence and self-esteem.
Dr. Gus Galante can provides flatter abdomen through abdominoplasty. This procedure tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat. Tummy tuck procedures can take between two and five hours. Dr. Galante performs tummy tucks using general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, meaning you'll likely go home the day of your surgery. However, some patients will need to stay overnight in the hospital.
A standard abdominoplasty, more commonly called a "full" tummy tuck, is the most common procedure and gets the most extensive results. It is appropriate for patients who have sagging skin both above and below the belly button.
A modified version of a full tummy tuck, commonly called a "mini" tummy tuck, typically requires a shorter incision and usually doesn't involve repositioning the belly button. It's most appropriate for patients who have excess skin below the belly button. Good candidates for a mini abdominoplasty have skin with good elasticity and strong abdominal muscles.