What is a Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck surgery is a procedure for abdominal contouring. It is a highly popular plastic surgery procedure and is typically among the Top 5 cosmetic procedures performed. It involves the removal of excess fat, tissue, and skin and tightening of the underlying muscles. Abdominoplasty is suitable for both men and women.
What are the different types of tummy tuck/ abdominoplasty?
There are different types of tummy tuck surgeries, and your tummy tuck surgeon will determine which technique is most appropriate for you. The choice of technique depends on the extent of correction needed and the areas to be addressed.
Mini Tummy Tuck – In cases where only a small amount of excess skin and tissue is to be removed, and just a narrow section of abdominal muscles is to be tightened, a mini tummy tuck can be effective. The mini tummy tuck is helpful for people who have a slight belly pooch that needs correction. Usually, the mini tummy tuck does not include navel repositioning.
Incision for Mini Tummy Tuck – The incision for a mini tummy tuck is relatively small and is made above the pubic area and below the belly button. The scar can easily be hidden under a bikini or undergarments.
Standard/ Full Tummy Tuck – This is the most common type of tummy tuck surgery and is suitable for moderate levels of excess fat removal and abdominal muscle tightening. Most people will benefit from liposuction combined with a standard tummy tuck. When combined with liposuction, the procedure is referred to as lipoabdominoplasty. It may involve repositioning the belly button. The standard tummy tuck focuses on reshaping and tightening the lower abdomen and is a popular choice with women who have had multiple pregnancies.
Incision for Standard/Full Tummy Tuck – The typical incision for a standard tummy tuck is above the pubic area and below the belly button, going across from hip to hip. The scar can usually be hidden under a bikini or undergarments.
Extended Tummy Tuck – The extended tummy tuck is appropriate for men and women who require a significant amount of excess skin and tissue to be removed from the lower abdomen and the back, flanks, and love handles. The belly button is removed and reconstructed in a more appropriate position suited to the new body contours. The extended tummy tuck is often done for people who have undergone massive weight loss, resulting in significant excess skin and tissue that cannot contract naturally. Combining the extended tummy tuck with liposuction allows for better abdomen contouring. During the surgery, the underlying abdominal muscles are also stretched and tightened. The extended tummy tuck is also referred to as circumferential abdominoplasty.
Incision for Extended Tummy Tuck – The typical incision for an extended tummy tuck is made above the pubic area. It goes across the entire abdomen, extending to the back of both hips. The scar can often be hidden under a bikini or undergarments.
Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck – The Fleur-De-Lis tummy tuck is so called because the shape of the incision in this surgery resembles the petals of the flower Fleur-De-Lis. This surgery is appropriate for men and women who have had significant weight loss, resulting in significant excess skin, both vertically and horizontally. Like extended tummy tuck candidates with loose skin in the lower abdomen, they also have significant loose skin on the sides.
Incision for Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck – The Fleur-De-Lis incision is two-fold – a horizontal incision above the pubic bone and below the belly button and a vertical incision along the center of the abdomen. While the horizontal scar above the pubic bone can often be hidden under a bikini or undergarments, the vertical scar cannot be so hidden.
Reverse Tummy Tuck – While most types of tummy tuck surgery focus on the lower abdomen, a reverse tummy tuck is suitable for men and women whose lower abdomen is fine but who have excess skin and tissue on their upper body/ torso. The reverse tummy tuck is ideally combined with procedures such as mini tummy tuck to get comprehensive middle body contouring or breast augmentation/ breast lift because the same incisions can be used for these surgeries too. The reverse tummy tuck surgery involves removing excess skin, fat, and tissue from the upper body and tucking or folding it in and upwards towards the base of the breasts.
Incision for Reverse Tummy Tuck – The reverse tummy tuck incision is made at the breast line and could be two smaller incisions – one under each breast or one large incision going from breast to breast. For women, the incision can be hidden under the bra or bikini top, but for men, the incision will be visible on the chest.
Tummy Tuck Before/ After Images
Dr. Hasan Ali @ Hasan Surgery is a highly renowned tummy tuck surgeon in Dubai and has achieved many outstanding results for his clients.
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