Abdominoplasty Surgical Sculpture of the Abdomen - Introduction.
The abdomen or tummy comes in many different sizes and shapes. Time, gravity, weight loss, and pregnancies take their toll on our abdominal region. What we perceive as a "normal" stomach is influenced by television, magazines, art, and advertising.
The problem is loose abdominal skin. Visit our extensive Sagging Stomach Picture Galleries to learn about documentation for tissue tightness or loose. Learn why few photos just does not really define either the problem nor solution. The body is three dimensional and should move naturally in real life. The excess sagging tissues can extend from the front, to the sides, and to the back. That is why Dr. Bermant includes so many views for his Standard Tummy Tuck Pictures for each patient. Surgery can extend to treat these other areas or settle with a compromise transition zone from what was sculpted to what was left alone. Watch Tummy Tuck Videos of the problem before and the results after surgery to best understand how tissues move. Listen to Tummy Tuck Experiences. Patients discuss their operation and recovery.
Choosing your Tummy Tuck Surgeon is very important. Not all surgeons offer the same skills nor methods of abdominal sculpture. There is much to learn about this surgery. This website is but an introduction to evolution of Dr. Bermant's methodology of documentation, problem solving, and results of his sculpture. We took our patient's education, surgery, after care, and comfort very seriously. Now retired, that passion for public education continues with resources to consider in when trying to solve similar problems.
The following pages have actual patients Dr. Bermant has operated on, their before, during, and after surgery photographs. For each of our many galleries, follow links for more detailed evaluation. Since his Tumescent Techniques have limited bruising, we can show images of very early results and what happened in the operating room.
Use our Anatomy of Tummy Tuck Photo Gallery to better understand Dr. Bermant's operating room techniques. During surgery photos and his drawings help you see sagging structures and tissue tightening. Others may wish to avoid the large graphic images or start with a less detailed version: Tumescent Anesthesia.
Learn why Dr. Bermant has been very excited with his Tumescent Tummy Tuck. Anesthesia evolved into Local with heavy sedation providing a better superior experience than General. Read patient's experiences Tumescent Anesthesia. Patients were more comfortable after surgery, have reduced swelling and bruising, use less pain medication, and more mobile with increased ease of activity. Our Bruising Swelling Recovery Photograph Gallery show our typical patient paths between the before and after views. The many movies also demonstrate how the patients were moving early after surgery and comfort experiences.
Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Cosmetic Surgery can make major changes for the abdominal wall. Dr. Bermant prefers to tailor his surgical solution for each patient's specific problem. Learn more about this patient here.
Left Picture: Before Abdominoplasty Surgery
Right Picture:11 Months After Surgery
Drooping stomach wall tissues can look terrible. Even clothing will not hide some abdominal deformities. This surgery can restore a more youthful appearance to the abdomen. Abdominoplasty can make you feel much better about yourself.
This patient had loose skin after massive weight loss. Learn more about this patient.
Left Picture: Before Surgery
Right Picture:5 Months After Surgery
Tumescent Technique permits Dr. Bermant to perform extended abdominal sculpture under Local Anesthesia with Heavy Sedation.
Left Picture: Before Surgery for Loose Skin After Massive Weight Loss.
Right Picture: Tight skin 10 months after Dr. Bermant's surgery. More about this patient's surgery after weight loss.
Limited incision minituck can sculpt loose muscle wall and localized fat with shorter scars. It cannot deal with as much redundant skin as the larger incision tummy tuck.
Left Picture: Markings Before Minituck Middle Photo: 7 Days After Mini-Tuck.
Right Photograph: 7 Days After Mini Tuck Surgery.
Men also can have loose skin such as this male patient after gastric bypass and massive weight loss.
Take you time to browse through the many examples of Dr. Bermant's sculpture. View each patient from many different angles to understand the extent of the problem, surgery, and results. Use our resources to define problems and evaluate solutions offered here and elsewhere.
Have questions? Retired, Dr. Bermant's still shares his knowledge with forum responses. Want to discuss your stomach concerns with others? Share experiences? Visit our Tummy Tuck Forum. For a more specific discussion board, use our navigation menu.
Have you developed a better way to sculpt the abdomen? Join our discussion group and show us what can be done.