What does a Tummy Tuck treat?
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at correcting the appearance of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area. If you are self-conscious about unsightly stretch marks or sagging skin caused by weight loss, pregnancy, or lower abdominal surgery, then this procedure may be for you.
Abdominoplasty can produce excellent results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. Our goal is to help you feel more confident and comfortable with a flatter and better-toned stomach, a narrower waist, and smoother body contours. Our doctors will focus on delivering a natural-looking abdomen that is genuinely firmer, helping clothes fit better, with an enhanced shape that is immediately noticeable after surgery.
What to expect during an Abdominoplasty
There are several different abdominoplasty techniques, each designed for a specific abdominal shape. Your plastic surgeon will carefully review the risks and benefits of each technique and recommend the best approach for you.
Types of Abdominoplasty
Complete Tummy Tuck
Complete abdominoplasty is offered to patients who have significant fat deposits both in the lower and middle abdominal area, as well as loose skin and lax muscles in the abdominal wall. The procedure involves a long incision made across the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area. Incisions are kept discreetly within the undergarment line and dissolving stitches are used so there is no removal required afterward. The complete tummy tuck procedure takes about four hours under a general anaesthetic allowing you to return home the same day.
Abdominoplasty may also be combined with liposuction to provide you with a slimmer and more contoured waistline.
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini abdominoplasty is an option for patients who have less excess skin and fat and who do not have substantially distended abdomens. While a complete tummy tuck involves an incision around the belly button and across the lower abdomen, a mini tummy tuck requires only a small incision above the pubic bone leaving the belly button intact.