Seattle Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Specialist
Maher Anous, MD

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Dr. Maher Anous is a highly skilled Seattle area plastic surgeon who has helped many tummy tuck and liposuction patients enhance their shape and contour. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Anous explains these popular procedures. Also, please visit the photo gallery of this website to see the results from Seattle tummy tuck and liposuction patients.

Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems. In such cases, a patient may wish to consider a liposuction or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure. Liposuction is the withdrawal of fat from certain areas of the body. A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation. These body enhancement procedures are designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter stomach. Liposuction helps patients receive focused treatment to target trouble areas that they are not happy with. A tummy tuck is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles known as diastasis, which can occur following pregnancy. Sometimes these procedures can be used in conjunction, although typically not in the same surgical session.

Reasons for Considering a Liposuction or Abdominoplasty:

  • Inability of dieting and exercise to improve the abdomen area.
  • Patients can better achieve their desired body shape.
  • Excessive accumulation of skin following weight loss.
  • Loss of skin elasticity or diastases (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy.
  • The removal of unsightly skin and fat deposits as well as the proper alignment of the abdomen muscles to produce a more flattering look.

Tummy Tuck: The Procedure

Abdominoplasty surgery lasts on average 90 minutes in my hands. This is because of the rigorous planning that I perform before the surgery (prior to the patient entering the operating room).  At the start of surgery, an incision is made around the belly-button. An incision is then made just above the pubic bone area.  This incision goes horizontally across the lower abdomen and sometimes around to the back.  The skin is then stretched away from the muscle tissue, and the pre-determined (by planning) excess skin is removed.  The abdomen muscles are tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline.  Finally, the incision is closed and the belly-button relocated.

Three critical areas that are often omitted from mentioning but that are critical to the beauty of the result are: the belly-button; the Mons pubis (genital hair-bearing triangle) and the incision itself. A youthful navel (belly-button or umbilicus) is vertically directed (and not horizontally placed as many post-operative results show). The Mons pubis has to be lifted and should assume a gentle "bird in flight" appearance at the end of the surgery. As for the incision, not only should it be well-camouflaged but its arms have also to be symmetrical (of the same length and taking off at the same angle from their meeting in the midline).

I do not perform "mini tummy-tucks" as I do not believe in them.

Tummy Tuck: The Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, pain, and discomfort.  Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure.  All stitches (except for those around the belly-button) are under the skin and hence do not need to be removed. You will be expected to walk (with a bend to your mid-section) immediately following the surgery, regardless of the extent of skin and fat removed. You will be showering twice daily on the day after the operation. Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks. The striking results of the surgery should be long lasting.

Dr. Anous is a gifted Seattle plastic surgeon who, in addition to tummy tuck, also performs other body contouring procedures at his Seattle plastic surgery center. Visit these pages to learn about the customized treatments Dr. Anous offers his liposuction, body lift and mommy makeover Seattle patients.

Tummy Tuck Seattle

A tummy tuck in Seattle (“abdominoplasty”) performed by Seattle plastic surgery specialist Dr. Maher Anous offers successful results to patients who would like to get rid of the fat and excess skin that surrounds their abdominal muscles.  

Our board certified plastic surgeon can help you get the figure you deserve!

Who is a Candidate for Tummy Tuck in Seattle?

Ideal candidates for tummy tuck in Seattle are men and women who are in relatively good shape, but even after consistent dieting and exercise, they are left with large fat deposits and/or loose abdominal skin!

This type of stomach surgery is particularly helpful to:

  • Women who have gone through and completed multiple pregnancies
  • Post-op weight loss patients
  • Older patients with a loss of skin elasticity

Dr. Anous offers this procedure to patients who would like to enhance their figure and have the opportunity to wear any fashion they want! For ultimate results, it can also be performed in conjunction with liposuction.

During your complimentary tummy tuck  in Seattle consultation, you can view before-and-after photos, ask Dr. Anous any questions you may have, and learn which body contouring procedure(s) are best for your body. When it comes to plastic surgery, you should always make an educated decision!

Come See Us Today

Please feel free to Contact our office for your initial tummy tuck in Seattle consultation with Dr. Anous. We can also be reached at (425) 258-3000 or (425) 576-8120.

Maher Anous, MD, has helped many Seattle breast augmentation, tummy tuck ( abdominoplasty ), liposuction, facelift, and rhinoplasty patients improve their look. He treats patients from Seattle, Bellevue , Kirkland , Everett and throughout Washington.

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