Dr. Jerome Edelstein performs FAB technique, a less invasive tummy tuck that results in a less visible scar and shorter recovery period.
Toronto, ON, Canada (Sharewellnewswire.com) August 28, 2012 – Dr. Jerome Edelstein, head of the Plastic Surgery Division at Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto, offers the FAB technique to patients seeking a less invasive option to the traditional tummy tuck. The procedure results in a shorter scar and the ability to see true results faster.
“One of the biggest drawbacks to a traditional tummy tuck in many patients’ minds is the long recovery time and larger scar, both which keep them from wearing a bathing suit and doing many of the things they want a tummy tuck initially for,” says Dr. Edelstein. “The FAB technique has given my patients a consistently outstanding result that empowers them with the confidence and self- esteem to get back into the world and enjoy what they want to do.”
Floating Abdominoplasty, or FAB, is a new technique that achieves a similar result as traditional abdominoplasty, but involves a smaller incision and less invasive surgery. It may also be referred to as an extended mini abdominoplasty. The surgery follows this general process: an incision is made and excess skin is removed, after which the belly button is temporarily detached, ‘floating’ above the muscles (hence the name of the technique). The muscles are tightened and reshaped from sternum to pubic area, rather than just below the belly button as is the case in a traditional mini-tummy tuck. After more excess tissue is removed to smooth and firm the contour of the abdominal area, the belly button is reattached from the inside. If necessary, it may be moved down one or two centimetres for a more aesthetically pleasing result. Liposuction may be performed to remove more unwanted fat. The incision is then closed and dressed.
For Suitable Candidates, FAB Better Than a Traditional Tummy Tuck
Because of the shorter incision, the patient typically experiences less trauma and thus a shorter recovery period. Compared to traditional abdominoplasty, patients have no scar around the belly button since there is no incision made there. FAB is suitable for anyone with significant stretching and weakness of their abdominal muscles after pregnancy or dramatic weight fluctuations. It is most suitable for candidates with a moderate amount of excess skin and fat, but with little to no stretch marks.
Read more about the FAB tummy tuck technique
About Dr. Jerome Edelstein and Edelstein Cosmetic
As Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Humber River Regional Hospital and primary surgeon at Edelstein Cosmetic, Dr. Edelstein has over 15 years of experience as a Plastic Surgeon, with sub-speciality training in cosmetic surgery. He is a panel member for the Quality Assurance Committee at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, where he also writes case opinions. Dr. Edelstein has forged his medical career with a single-minded focus on quality. He won’t let you proceed with treatment unless it is in your best interest and medically advisable. Read more at http://www.edelsteincosmetic.com/
Dr. Jerome Edelstein
960 Lawrence Ave. West, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario, M6A 3B5, CANADA