If diet and exercise fail to deliver the desired petite waistline, you need a tummy tuck surgery. But, the more pertinent question is, which type of abdominoplasty surgery will deliver the slimming and attractive abs? Several types of tummy tuck surgery are available in today's age. You need to select the best-suited one to get the most rewarding results, right? This article explores these types in thorough detail.
Traditional Tummy Tuck:
This is most common type of abdominoplasty surgery. It is ideal for women who have a significant amount of loose skin around mid-portion. Since the incision can be from hip-to-hip. Or it can be a vertical incision. Either way, a surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat across abs and tightens the skin effectively. The recovery period for this surgery is 2 to 4 weeks.
Mini Tummy Tuck:
If the loose skin is moderate, then most surgeons recommend this type of surgery. Its single and small incision is sizably smaller than traditional abdominoplasty surgery as well. Once the incision is made, a surgeon will remove minor loose skin and excess fat. Then, remaining skin is pulled tautly to zip up the incision. Since the incision is smaller than the traditional version, the recovery period can be as short as 1 week.
Extended Tummy Tuck:
In layman terms, this surgery is used to eliminate love handles. Excess fat and sagging skin around the side of waist and stomach can be undertaken through this surgery. Typically, an incision is lower. Thus, it can be significantly less visible. This operation may require an overnight stay in the cosmetic surgery clinic for a day or two based on the details of the procedure. But, it covers significantly larger portion. Thus, a surgeon can remove excessive fat and lose skin from stomach, waist and hips. The recovery period can be 4 weeks.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck:
As the name suggests, the incision in this surgery is across the waistline. Thus, it enables a cosmetic surgeon to remove sizably more portion of sagging skin and excessive fat. With liposuction, fat can be removed from stomach, back and hips. It can be used to remove fat from thighs too. This is recommended when a person has undergone a significant amount of weight loss. Therefore, a candidate needs to regain body contours three dimensionally. The tightened look across the 3 dimensions can be very rewarding experience.
A potential candidate must know about endoscopic tummy tuck, panniculectomy, and high lateral tension tummy tuck too. Though, these are not as commonly undertaken, they are available for the right candidates.
If you are considering Abdominoplasty Surgery, you can discuss all your issues with Dr. Brian Evans. Mr. Evans is a plastic surgeon in West Hills, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and San Joaquin Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Brian Evans Plastic Surgery private medical practice has been divided between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and the care of the burn-injured patient.
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