The skin’s elasticity and the abdominal muscles are sometimes irreparably affected. Before proceeding with a tummy tuck, the doctor will receive you at the consultation. The surgeon will then be able to offer you a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck.
Many people who are embarrassed by their prominent belly, choose to have a belly lift.
MINI BELLY LIFT
The mini belly lift (possibly in combination with liposuction) is the perfect solution for people who suffer from a poor skin elasticity, local fat deposits and over-stretched abdominal muscles.
The mini belly lifting is less invasive than a full tummy tuck and leaves less scars. The incision with this type of abdominoplasty is hidden in the bikini line. The scare is made in the pubic area and not round the belly button. The scar may be reddish at first, but will fade in the next months after the surgery.
TUMMY TUCK OR LIPOSUCTION ARE SOMETIMES INEFFECTIVE
When the fat is located beyond the abdominal wall, a tummy tuck or liposuction is ineffective. In some cases, the protrusion of the stomach is the result of an intestinal dilatation and accumulation of the fat around the intestine.
MINI BELLY LIFT: THE PROCEDURE
During a mini belly lift, the surgeon does not exceed the belly button.
Through a transverse incision in the lower abdominal area, the excess skin and the fat tissue under the skin are removed from the abdominal wall to the belly button.
The belly button won’t be changed or replaced with a mini belly lift. The detached layer which was pulled away when the excessive fat tissue was removed, is also re-attached and sutured.
The mini belly lift will take approximately one and a half to two hours and will be done under general anaesthesia. You can return home the same day.
FULL TUMMY TUCK
People who are contending with an accumulation of fat, and those suffering from poor skin elasticity and/or over-stretched abdominal muscles ,can opt for a total tummy tuck.
This type of procedure can be performed in combination with a liposuction of the sides.
FULL TUMMY TUCK : THE PROCEDURE
For this type of tummy tuck, an incision is made under the bikini line. The abdominal skin is loosened from the abdominal wall to the rib cage and the excess fatty tissue is removed. The surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles below the belly button and sutures. Also the belly button is released, moved and fixed.
A full tummy tuck is performed under general anaesthesia and will take approximately 2 to 3 hours.
You can return home the same day.
TUMMY TUCK: COST
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