Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat, skin, and can restore weakened muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile. Having a flatter, firmer midsection can dramatically improve the way clothing fits and looks, helping you feel more confident and comfortable in your body. Tummy Tucks can be applied to men or women, specifically those whose bodies have undergone dramatic changes from weight loss or pregnancy.
- Diet and exercise have helped you lose weight, but your abdomen still protrudes and lacks tone
- Your abdominal muscles and skin are stretched and sagging following pregnancy
- After losing significant amounts of weight, you now have loose, excess skin hanging around your belly
- You have always had a belly that “sticks out” even though you are in very good shape
Types of Tummy Tucks
No two patients are identical with the same concerns, nor will any two patients have the same exact goals. At Golden Isles Center for Plastic Surgery, you will have a detailed consultation to discuss your rejuvenation goals with Dr. Bowen in order to determine what is the best treatment solution for you. Our goal is to create natural appearing results with the least scarring in order to get you to your optimum desired result.
Mini-Tummy Tuck: Improves the lower belly
Are you mainly bothered by a “pooch” or loose skin and stretch marks below the belly button?
A Mini- tummy tuck may be a good option for you. This technique involves a single incision made just above the pubic mound, through which Dr. Bowen will tighten loose muscles, flattening the “pooch,” and remove excess skin to restore a smooth, flat abdominal wall. A combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments may be combined to address the health of the skin if stretch marks are present. The resulting scar from a mini-tummy tuck is a thin, horizontal line that is typically just a few inches long. Benefits of a mini-tummy tuck include a shorter, less involved surgery, a Quicker recovery, and a flatter, slimmer lower abdomen that looks better in swimsuits and fitted clothing. Fractora by Inmode uses radio frequency with microneedling to help the body produce new collagen and elastin improving the overall texture of the skin thus reducing stretch marks.
Classic or Fully Tummy Tuck: improves the upper and lower abdomen
Are you bothered by roundness and/or excess skin folds above and below your belly button?
A full tummy tuck, which addresses the full length of the abdominal wall may be the best option for you. Through a horizontal or U-shaped incision, made above the pubic mound, Dr. Bowen would remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. In some cases, a second incision is made around the navel to address excess skin above the belly button and achieve the most natural looking results. The resulting scan from a full tummy tuck will be a thin line running from hip bone to hip bone. Even so, typically this scan can usually be hidden beneath a swimsuit. Benefits of a full tummy tuck include a much flatter, smoother abdomen, reduced appearance of stretch marks, and enhanced comfort in clothing and you will also find that form fitting dresses and swimsuits have a more flattering appearance.
Extended Tummy Tuck: Improves the Upper and lower abdomen and flanks
Have you lost a lot of weight and now have excess, sagging skin hanging around the front half of your body? OR
Have you noticed significant laxity in your abdominal muscles following multiple pregnancies?
If you fit into one of the above questions, then an extended tummy tuck may be the best option for you. Although it involves a longer incision, an extended tummy tuck removes excess, hanging skin from the front, upper and lower abdomen, and the flanks, as well as tightens the abdominal wall.
Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bowen today 912-634-1993!