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Best Cosmetic Treatments for the Stomach

Posted in Liposuction, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

model at beach in blue bikiniWhen asked which area of the body a patient is most unhappy with, a large number will answer with “stomach.” For both our male and female patients, the waistline seems to be a particular area of concern. It is common for excess weight to gather around the midsection. Even patients who have managed to lose a significant amount of weight are often unhappy with the amount of excess skin that is left on the tummy area. Extra tissue and fat and loose skin can prevent patients from achieving the figure they would like. Fortunately, plastic surgeon Kimberly Henry offers her San Francisco patients a number of stomach plastic surgery procedures that can address the unique concerns of each patient.

Tummy Tuck

Most patients are familiar with the tummy tuck procedure. However, at Dr. Henry’s practice, there are several tummy tuck techniques for patients to choose from. This allows patients to receive stomach treatment that is tailored to help each patient achieve their specific desires. When a patient is interested in making improvements to the stomach, Dr. Henry will advise them on which of the following tummy tuck techniques is most appropriate for their unique situation.

  • Standard tummy tuck: For many, the standard tummy tuck is the best option. During a standard tummy tuck, an incision is made across the waistline and the skin is lifted. This tones and tightens the entire abdominal area.
  • Mini tummy tuck: The mini tummy tuck is best for patients who only require minimal alteration. This procedure uses a shorter incision than the standard tummy tuck and tightens the lower abdominal tissue and muscles.
  • Extended tummy tuck: The extended tummy tuck provides the largest degree of alteration and will also require the longest incision. Using an incision that extends across the hips and to the lower back, Dr. Henry can tighten the abdomen, hips, and lower back.
  • Modified tummy tuck: Dr. Henry also offers patients a modified tummy tuck. This procedure is customized to each patient. During this procedure, alterations will be made only to those areas of the abdomen that require repair.


Liposuction is another treatment that Dr. Henry offers that can significantly improve the contour and proportions of the body, with the stomach being one of the most popular areas of treatment. Liposuction uses small tubes to essentially vacuum excess fat from the body. While advanced techniques allow Dr. Henry to remove substantial amounts of fat, this procedure is especially successful on patients who are of average weight but have fat deposits that have not responded well to diet and exercise. Liposuction will require a series of short incisions and, therefore, is performed under general anesthesia, on an outpatient basis.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are looking for a cosmetic procedure to tighten and tone your waistline, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimberly Henry to learn more about tummy tuck and liposuction. Dr. Henry will listen to your concerns and desires and recommend the treatment that is most likely to produce the results you are looking for.

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