Tummy tuck surgery can greatly help reduce all these problems. Abdominoplasty can also help women who’ve had children and whose stomachs have become stretched (and the muscles loosened) during pregnancy. Sometimes a tummy tuck can reduce or get rid of stretch marks, but it’s unlikely that all lines on the stomach will be eradicated. If you have stretch marks below the navel they are the most likely ones to vanish with surgery. And although the procedure will leave a very thin permanent scar, it is very useful for tightening the skin on the stomach and reducing a protruding abdomen. Reading tummy tuck information can help you decide whether it’s the right operation for you.
There are two main types of tummy tuck surgery, the partial (or mini tummy tuck) and the full tummy tuck. Abdominoplasty can also be combined with other cosmetic surgery techniques, such as tummy tuck liposuction, which can be commonly performed at the same time.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Sometimes called a partial abdominoplasty or partial tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck is less complex than the full tummy tuck, and is generally performed on people whose concentration of loose skin or fat deposits fall below the navel. The mini tummy tuck operation involves only making one smaller horizontal incision, before removing excess fat and skin, and sealing the cut with fine stitches.
Fully Tummy Tuck
A long incision is placed along the pubic line across the lower abdomen, often from hip bone to hip bone, and a shorter one is made further up, nearer the belly button. This is a more complicated operation and involves making a new hole in the skin for the navel. But afterwards you will have a taught, smooth stomach without any sagging or loose skin.
There are many ways to perform the tummy tuck operation, so make sure you enter into a detailed discussion with your surgeon to double-check you get the one you’re most happy with, and that suits your body shape.
If there is a lot of fat the needs to be removed from the abdominal area, liposuction can be used in conjunction with tummy tuck surgery. Your abdominal muscles and surrounding skin will be tightened, as well as extra fat taken away in a tummy tuck liposuction procedure. Talk to your specialist and he or she will decide with you on the best method to achieve your goals.