Which Tummy Tuck Is Right for You?
A Mommy Makeover is a popular procedure for women who want to get their pre-pregnancy body back. This surgery includes a combination of procedures, including a breast augmentation and/or breast lift to recontour the breasts and an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to tone the abdominal area.
Not all tummies are alike. Therefore, not all tummy tucks are the same. When you go in for your tummy tuck consultation, there are many factors that will play into determining which procedure is best for you.
Abdominoplasty procedures come in all shapes and sizes. The traditional tummy tuck involves removing excess fat and skin from the area above and below the belly button to the bikini line. Patients who receive a full tummy tuck will most likely achieve the tightest and most toned appearance, but they will also have a scar around the belly button and bikini line.
For those who have a small bulge in the lower part of their abdomen, a mini tummy tuck may be the best option. A mini tummy tuck involves creating an incision in the bikini line area and removing skin and fat from the area just below the belly button. The muscles can also be tightened with this procedure to create a firmer look. The scar is visible but shorter along the bikini line.
An extended tummy tuck procedure involves removing skin and fat from not only the stomach area but the “love handles” as well, which is the sides of the abdomen.
A circumferential tummy tuck, also known as a lower body lift, is best for those who have experienced a massive weight loss that has left them with large amounts of loose skin and fat. This all-access tummy tuck removes skin and fat in the stomach and the back, for an all-around toning of the abdominal region.
The last option is a combination procedure, called a lipoabdominoplasty, which involves a tummy tuck with liposuction. This double procedure removes fat from the waist, hips, abdomen, and pubic areas. It helps tighten the muscles, removes fat, and removes stubborn fat cells with liposuction.
At his Las Vegas practice, Dr. George Alexander offers breast enhancement and tummy tuck procedures to restore your pre-pregnancy body. Dr. Alexander can help you achieve your goals. To schedule your consultation, please call (702) 242-6776 or fill out our online consultation form today.