Dr. James Romanelli
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that provides a flatter stomach. Full tummy tucks usually require an incision below the bikini line and across the abdomen, as well as an incision around the navel. The abdominal muscles are tightened using sutures, a process that narrows the waist and creates a stronger abdominal wall. Excess skin and fat is removed.
Dr. James Romanelli also offers mini tummy tucks, which requires no scar at the navel. This option addresses excess skin and fat below the belly button only. Dr. Romanelli rarely uses drains for tummy tucks, thanks to updated techniques he added long ago. Patients who undergo a full tummy tuck will have a scar below the bikini line.
Abdominoplasty is not a weight-loss procedure. The purpose of a tummy tuck is to enhance and contour the abdomen, not help a patient shed pounds. The ideal tummy tuck candidate is generally healthy and able to maintain a stable weight.