Abdominoplasty – The Consultation
At our Miami, Florida cosmetic surgery center, emphasis is placed on a thorough initial consultation. During the first visit, Dr. Sam Gershenbaum, will review the patient’s medical history, goals and expectations, as well as build mutual trust and rapport. Before and after photos from previous abdominoplasty procedures performed by Dr. Gershenbaum will be reviewed. He will examine the patient’s abdomen and will create a treatment plan to meet individual needs.
Liposuction of the hips, waist and/or flanks is often performed at the same time as abdominoplasty, enhancing the waistline and back for optimal results.
In selected cases, Dr. Gershenbaum may recommend a less extensive “mini” or “modified” abdominoplasty. These procedures can be individualized to treat, conditions such as loose muscle tone without excess skin and fat. The procedure can also treat excess skin and fat without loose muscle tone. A “mini” abdominoplasty usually treats conditions or problems isolated to the lower abdomen. In these cases, an incision around the belly button (umbilicus) may not be necessary. The abdominal wall and muscles may be tightened depending on the requirements of the patient.
Prospective abdominoplasty patients are encouraged to speak with previous patients about their surgery and results. Dr. Gershenbaum and his staff are always available for questions about abdominoplasty at our Miami, Florida center. Please contact the Aventura Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Hair Restoration to schedule an appointment today!