Monday, March 26, 2012
JACKSONVILLE ABDOMINOPLASTY ( TUMMY TUCK) AT THE OBI PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC
Dr. Lewis Obi has been successfully performing abdominoplasties at the Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic for more than 25 years. Since abdominoplasty is one of the most invasive procedures performed by plastic surgeons, the safety issue is of primary importance. The stellar track record of our clinic is a result of ongoing dedication by a very competent staff and fully licensed surgery center. General anesthesia by St. Vincent's based anesthesiologist as well as an in house 23 hour overnight facility are also important ingredients for safety. Although many patients may elect less invasive and less costly procedures with less downtime, there is still a population of patients who would benefit from an abdominoplasty. These are patients that have prominent stretch marks, loose skin and protuberant abdominal wall muscles. An abdominoplasty addresses all of these issues. It is our opinion that these procedures should not be performed in an unlicensed facility nor without a board certified anesthesiologist. Single specialty licensed centers with in-house overnight accommodations is also a plus. Downtime is between 2 and 3 weeks and scarring is minimized with refined suture techniques as well as scar management. Dr. Lewis Obi's approach varies from traditional "tummy tuck" procedures because of the more comprehensive muscle tightening procedures he uses. More specific individualized information may be acquired during consultation.
ALTERNATIVES TO ABDOMINOPLASTY IN JACKSONVILLE
SlimLipo (LipoSculpt) has been performed by Dr. Lewis Obi on 400 patients in the past 3 1/2 years and is less invasive then abdominoplasty. Also the total cost, down time and disability is significantly less that an abdominoplasty procedure. A combination of a limited abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and SlimLipo may be indicated for some patients. For more information refer to our SlimLipo/LifeSculpt section of our website.
The Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic is the only Jacksonville Plastic Surgery facility that offers Velashape treatments. Velashape is an external device that provides deep lymphatic massage of soft tissues with the use of suction rollers similar to Endermologie type devices. However, Velashape also integrates ultrasound heat and in fared in the hand piece which provides more effective skin smoothing and tightening. Dr Lewis Obi acquired this unique device last year primarily to enhance results with SlimLipo and Abdominoplasty patients. Many patients seeking moderate non-invasive improvement have opted for these treatments (package of 3 treatments for $400).