When it comes to revising or repairing plastic surgery that has transformed for the worse over time or was never quite right in the beginning, choosing the right surgeon is paramount. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is performed to improve the waist line after child birth or weight loss. Some of the complications that occur can effect the patients enjoyment of their results and their feelings about their body. A second surgery can be performed to improve on the original tummy tuck.
“The revision of unsatisfactory plastic surgery brings additional complex challenges to the surgeon beyond primary plastic surgery,” explains Dr. Ryan Tsujimura. Dr. Tsujimura is a plastic surgery revision specialist, trained beyond basic plastic surgery to improve undesirable outcomes of a tummy tuck surgery. Wide or misplaced scars, pinched skin at the incision, inadequate skin or fat removal, persistent muscle laxity, malposition of belly-button are all reasons Dr. Tsujimura’s patients trust him to repair and improve their tummy tuck.
Revision Tummy Tuck Reviews
"Dr Tsujimura did a breast augmentation & tummy tuck on me in 2006, I am still to this day very pleased with my results on my breast augmentation. My tummy was amazing as well. I love the corset stitch he did on me, it gave me more of an hour glass figure. But my belly button I am not pleased with, I thought after some years it will get better and look more natural. But that never happen it doesn't look right still after all these years and you can tell it was man made. I have a lot of friends comment on how it looks specially in the summer when I wore a two piece by which I do not anymore due to that reason."- L.C. / Yelp / Jan 05, 2016
"I went to Dr. Tsujimura for my breast augmentation and tummy tuck on the recommendation of my cousin, and I am so happy with my results. I went in with just a general idea of what I wanted, and Dr. Tsujimura recommended the size and type of implant that would be right for me. They're perfect for my body, and I love how they look. I'm just as happy, if not more so, with my tummy tuck. I now have the waist and flat stomach I never did before. I didn't have any complications after my surgery, and my recovery went very well. As important as a great result is, the experience and how you're treated is just as important. From my first consultation, to all of my follow-up appointments, Dr. Tsujimura made me feel comfortable and important. He took his time with me every time I saw him and never made me feel rushed. I have recommended many people to him, and will myself go back to him for any plastic surgery in the future."- J.R. / Yelp / Dec 04, 2014
"Life changing - This man works miracles. He is very professional with down to earth attitude so don't let the SCOTTSDALE ATTITUDE scare you away. I had a tummy tuck and my flabby arms done at 65 after losing lots of weight. After becoming a widow my outlook on life was that it was over and I was destined to live the rest of my life ugly and alone because no one would ever want me. Fortunately I found Dr. T and he was so patient and actually funny that each visit was like seeing a friend. I now have a bright future and a new friend. I"m thinking of a face lift. Not to look younger because the rest of my body will tell the truth but to feel better about ME not for anyone else. Just keep your fingers crossed I can come up with the money before I'm too old for the surgery. Lol Keep smiling It will keep you young!"- K.C. / Vitals / Mar 06, 2016
"Loved my tummy tuck - I got a full tummy tuck and lipo with Dr. T back in 2015. I loved my results! He truly took the time to answer my question, I never felt rushed or stupid for asking a question. I Totally trusted him and he really did a great job. Amazing doctor!"- R. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2016
"Loved my tummy tuck - I got a full tummy tuck and lipo with Dr. T back in 2015. I loved my results! He truly took the time to answer my question, I never felt rushed or stupid for asking a question. I Totally trusted him and he really did a great job. Amazing doctor!"- R. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2017
A revision tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women. The incision usually follows the original incision or can be lowered if needed and may be extended further if required to get the desired result. It is commonly performed on women who have additional pregnancies after their first tummy tuck or who have persistant excess skin or muscle laxity. During this surgery, the incision extends from hipbone to hipbone, which grants access to a greater portion of the deep structures. Liposuction is used to remove fat and the abdominal muscles are pulled and tightly secured. The belly button is repositioned for natural placement, if necessary.
A tummy tuck is performed under monitored anesthesia care (MAC) sedation in our surgical facility and typically takes around 4-5 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will wear an abdominal binder for four weeks. They should make a concerted effort to move around in order to help promote blood circulation, but should only attempt to initially stand at a 45-degree angle to protect the incision. Pain medication will be provided as well as a pain pump to help with post-operative pain. Clearance to resume exercise is usually given around 4-6 weeks.