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Body Contouring Procedures

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Tummy Tuck 

Post Bariatric  (Massive Weight Loss)

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, the medical term for what is commonly called a "tummy tuck," involves surgically removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower part of the abdomen and sometimes tightening the abdominal muscles. The result is a flatter abdomen, and sometimes, a smaller waist, because the procedure corrects loose, sagging skin and excess fat.   Both women and men are candidates tummy tucks. The procedure is especially useful for women whose skin has stretched after more than one pregnancy. For people whose fat deposits are just on the lower part of the abdomen, a partial abdominoplasty or mini-tummy tuck may be an option.

Abdominplasty is one of the most artistic and demanding procedures performed in plastic surgery.   Excellence in abdominoplasty means careful planning of incisions; tightening of muscles; liposuction; preventing “dog ears”, bulges and wide incisions; and blending in the contours to the adjacent hip and groin regions. Dr. Romano does this with great artistry and care and magnificent results.  He considers your body as a whole and builds a system that enables you to recover much quicker and serves to preserve your surgical results.   There are several variations of tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) that Dr. Romano offers depending upon your anatomy:

  • Standard Abdominoplasty. This is the most complete and artistic operation under most circumstances.
  • Mini Abdominoplasty. (Mini-Tummy Tuck). This is an abbreviation of the above procedure for select patients who have loose muscles and not too much loose skin.  (This enables the incision to be shorter).
  • Midline Abdominoplasty. This is an excellent procedure for select patients where their laxity is side to side and the incision is up and down in the center of the abdomen.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Dr. Romano personally provides additional information through his perspective on Tummy Tuck. Click Here

For further information you may wish to review Dr. Romano’s article on Body Contouring in the Procedure Articles section to be found under Resources


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Dr. James Romano, M.D.
San Francisco Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
1650 Jackson St., Suite 101, San Francisco CA 94109

415.981.3911