Are you undergoing your journey of gender affirmation surgeries and looking to continue refining your abdominal appearance that liposuction can’t address? You have come a long way on your journey to feel complete, but your abdominal region does not want to help you with diet and exercise. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, performed by Dr. Washington can refine your abdomen to an appearance that aligns with who you are.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, allows you to trim and slim your abdominal region, giving you a more solid and sculpted appearance. The amount of excess skin and fat, your body habitus, and aesthetic goals will determine which type of tummy tuck is right for you.
What are the types of transgender tummy tuck surgery?
Full Tummy Tuck:This technique involves elevating your abdominal tissue to the level of your lower ribs, relocating your belly button, pulling everything down, and excising the extra skin and fat.
Mini Tummy Tuck:This technique involves elevating your abdominal tissue to the level of your belly button without relocating it, then pulling everything down and excising the extra skin and fat.
Can liposuction be combined with transgender tummy tuck surgery?
Yes. Liposuction can be combined with a tummy tuck to improve contour in areas where a tummy tuck doesn’t address.
Is transgender tummy tuck surgery right for you?
Nearly any patient with a genuine concern for the midsection’s tone could be considered as a potential candidate for a tummy tuck. You should have good overall health, and be realistic about your expectations and results. During your consultation with Dr. Washington, he will examine and analyze your abdomen, determining the degree of your loose skin, and the level of your fat cells. Dr. Washington will also be sure to inform you if another procedure, such as liposuction, would be a better solution to the problem. The end goal here is to have you satisfied with your body to a degree that matches your inner spirit and beauty.
What should you expect after transgender tummy tuck surgery?
Immediately after surgery, you will be placed in compression garments to minimize swelling and maximize your results. Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures, which will not need to be removed. You can usually return to work after 1 week post-op. It will be important to minimize aggressive activity until 4-6 weeks and continue to wear your compression garment for at least 3 months.
Why choose transgender tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Washington?
Dr. Washington specializes and focuses his career on gender affirmation surgeries. He trained under a nationally known gender affirming surgeon and at one of the few institutions in the country where gender affirmation surgery is part of the curriculum; he has acquired unique skills in perfecting transgender anatomy. He has a passion to make all of his patients feel complete, and align his patients’ external appearance with their internal beauty – to be true and be you. Dr. Washington uses the most up to date, state of the art technology and techniques to ensure the best results for his patients. Call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Washington for a personalized evaluation and discussion of what option is right for you!
“The most important and fulfilling aspect to me, is seeing the joy in my patients eyes after surgery; the spark in them signifying the moment when they realize their refined beauty reflects their spirit and inner beauty.”