Abdominoplasty or (tummy tuck) surgery.
Whether affected by pregnancy, weight changes, or aging, loose skin and excess fat around your waist and abdomen can make you feel self-conscious and unattractive. Diet and exercise can only do so much to help. The board-certified plastic surgeons perform abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck surgery, to help patients who are in overall good shape look more toned and fit.
Cosmetic surgery should be a rewarding experience that leaves you looking great and feeling more confident.
Is an Abdominoplasty or (tummy tuck) right for me?
Abdominoplasty or (tummy tuck) patients should be in good health and at or near their ideal weights. This Abdominoplasty or (tummy tuck) procedure provides several improvements, which may include one or more of the following:
1)_ Tightening excess skin that may be loose, wrinkled, and have stretch marks
2)_ Repairing stretched or separated abdominal muscles that cause the belly to protrude
3)_ Improving the appearance of a scar from a C-section delivery, appendectomy, or gynecological surgery.
What are the different types of Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck”?
There are many types of Abdominoplasty or (tummy tuck) surgery such as, a mini tummy tuck, a full tummy tuck, and an extended tummy tuck. surgeons view tummy tucks on a spectrum, and the extent of surgery should match the individual needs of the patient.
1)_ A mini tummy tuck is more limited in its degree of correction and typically involves shorter incisions, and therefore, shorter scars. This approach also called a partial tummy tuck, is best for individuals who do not require muscle repair and who have only a minimal amount of excess skin limited to the lower abdomen. Surgeons typically recommend this option for a person whose upper abdomen (the area above the belly button) needs no improvement.
2)_ A full tummy tuck, also called a complete tummy tuck, offers more comprehensive benefits for people who need both skin removal and muscle tightening. It requires a longer incision that runs between the pelvic bones and can produce more substantial changes.
3)_ An extended tummy tuck provides the same improvements as the full tummy tuck but also tightens loose skin all the way around the waist. Surgeons often perform this procedure for patients who have undergone massive weight loss. The incision is placed as low as possible so that the resulting scar is covered by bathing suits and undergarments. For patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, the extended technique can be performed as part of an even more comprehensive circumferential body lift, which provides improvement around the entire body.