Chang Soo Kim, MD-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Director
   
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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Sometimes diet and exercise alone will not give you a flat stomach. If you want the most effective way to improve your abdomen, a tummy tuck may be for you. Dr. Kim can sculpt your dream body. This is achieved through the intricate balance of artistic vision, thoughtful analysis and surgical precision. Many years of experience and hundreds of abdominoplasty surgeries have refined Dr. Kim’s unique technique and artistic approach to abdominoplasty.

Why you should choose Dr. Kim for your tummy tuck

  • Dr. Kim focuses on achieving an artistic balance for your body.
  • Comprehensive pre-operative analysis improves desired results.
  • Blending multiple approaches of skin tightening, muscle tightening and liposuction creates a proportioned and sculpted appearance.
  • Dr. Kim provides laser scar management to improve long term healing.
  • Meticulous post-operative care personally provided by Dr. Kim.
  • Direct access to Dr. Kim via cell phone following your procedure.

Less experienced surgeons only focus on flattening the stomach during abdominoplasty. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Dr. Kim smoothes and flattens the tummy area by removing the excess skin and fat that cause a bulging appearance to the abdomen. At the same time, he tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall to create a trim waist and a tight, flat stomach. Abdominoplasty surgery is ideal for patients who have recent weight change, weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, stretch marks or loose skin associated with aging.

When you consult with Dr. Kim, he will evaluate you to determine if an abdominoplasty or a mini abdominoplasty will achieve the best results. Dr. Kim’s approach to the abdominoplasty goes beyond the traditional. He combines multiple sculpting techniques to create the best, balanced proportions for your body. In some cases when skin laxity is a less major concern, a mini abdominoplasty is ideal. Dr. Kim will utilize a small incision, very similar to that made during a Cesarian section, to contour excess skin and fat. Some patients benefit from more skin removal, achieved with a full tummy tuck incision. During a full or mini tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Kim tightens your abdominal muscles to create an internal corset that flattens the tummy and creates an hourglass waist. In addition, liposuction will thin the skin and contour the waist, abdomen, hips and flanks.

Meticulous and gentle technique ensures optimal results with improved recovery. Finally, Dr. Kim performs your post-operative evaluation and care to ensure proper healing and results. Unlike many of his colleagues, Dr. Kim provides direct access to him via cell phone for any concerns you may have following your procedure.

 
An incision just above the pubic area is used to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen.
 
Skin is separated from the abdominal wall all the way up to the ribs.
 
The surgeon draws underlying muscle and tissue together and stitches them, thereby narrowing the waistline and strengthening the abdominal wall.
 
 
 
Abdominal skin is drawn down and excess is removed. With complete abdominoplasty, a new opening is cut for the navel. Both incisions are stitched closed.
 
After surgery the patient has flatter, trimmer abdomen. Scars are permanent, but will fade with time.