Do you do "Tummy tuck"?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and loose skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother and toned abdominal contour. It’s not the same as liposuction, although a simultaneous liposuction procedure greatly facilitates a tummy tuck procedure. Tummy tuck results are usually long lasting if you maintain a stable weight.
Types of tummy tucks:
Complete abdominoplasty/Full abdominoplasty:- The surgeon will usually cut your abdominal skin from hip bone to hip bone (under bikini) and then contour the skin, tissue, and tighten abdominal muscles as needed*. The surgery will involve moving your belly button, and you may need drainage tubes under your skin for a few days.
Partial or mini abdominoplasty:- Mini-abdominoplasties are often done on people whose fat deposits are located below the navel and/or the loose skin is mainly prominent below the belly button. During this procedure, the surgeon most likely will not move your belly button.
An Avelar abdominoplasty is a tummy tuck following liposuction. This procedure is intended to remove excess external abdominal fat as well as redundant lax abdominal skin, ultimately resulting in slimmer, toned, and smooth cosmetic appearance.
*The need for abdominal muscle tightening will be decided based on the patient’s clinical assessment.