Getting a tummy tuck is an important decision. Recently, WOOD TV 8 tried to provide some advice in the form of an article titled “What you need to know about tummy tucks.” The author of the article writes, “A tummy tucks is one of the top cosmetic procedures, but there are some things to know before you explore it as an option for you. Partners in Plastic Surgery help break down the facts. Tummy tuck is the same as an abdominalplasty. There are three types of abdominalplasty:
- Mini – removes a narrow strip of skin just below the bikini line
- Full – removes skin from the rib cage all the way to the pubic area.
- Lower body lift – includes full abdominalplasty and extends all the way around the back, including buttock lift.
“There are two groups of people who most commonly request a tummy tuck. The first is moms who are interested in reclaiming their pre-pregnancy figures or the figure they always wanted. In this case, a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and stretch marks. The second is men and women who have lost large amounts of weight, whether on their own or from bariatric surgery.”
Furthermore, CDA Press also offers some help with a recent article titled “Mini versus full tummy tuck; which option is right for me?” The author writes, “The mini-abdominoplasty addresses a smaller area, from the base of the umbilicus to the top of the pubic region and stretching to the inside of each hip. The incision and resulting scar are slightly larger than that of a c-section. No drains are required when a mini-abdominoplasty is performed. The ideal candidate for a mini-abdominoplasty is someone experiencing fullness or loose skin in the localized area beneath the belly button, or who may have hit a plateau with diet and exercise. This procedure provides tightening of the muscle and removal of excess lower abdominal skin. The full abdominoplasty addresses a larger area, extending from the bottom of the rib cage to the top of the pubic region and stretches between the outer tops of each hip. During the full abdominoplasty, and incision is also made around the umbilicus to allow for its positioning in the newly contoured abdomen. This procedure does require the use of one to two drains. The ideal candidate for a full abdominoplasty is someone experiencing fullness, or loose skin in the entire abdominal region. During the procedure, excess fat and tissue is removed to restore a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. Abdominoplasties can also improve the appearance of stretch marks due to the excision of the affected area.”
If you’re looking into getting a tummy tuck, your best bet is Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is internationally known and acknowledged. He’s board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Tummy tuck patients can expect lasting results that could not be achievable with diet and exercise alone. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck procedure, contact Dr. Moulton-Barrett for a consultation.