Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a very common plastic surgery procedure that rids a person of excess abdominal fat and skin – usually the result of a dramatic weight change, or following pregnancy.
However, a tummy tuck usually includes more than just a simple removal of tissue. Or does it? The question is whether plastic surgeons tailor their tummy tuck surgeries to individual patients or follow a set standard. Let’s look at what a tummy tuck entails and how surgeons go about it.
Preparation and Types of Tummy Tucks
As with any plastic surgery, your background including your weight history, genetics, exercise regimen and other factors will have an effect on how the procedure is done and what its results are. The general guideline is that a tummy tuck should be done after a significant weight change and/or pregnancy, rather than before.
There are three kinds of tummy tucks: a mini tummy tuck that addresses the lower abdomen only, a full tummy tuck that includes the area above the navel, and an extended abdominoplasty that extends up the hips and around the back. Depending on your body, your surgeon will pick the procedure that suits you the most.
Custom Tummy Tuck
In the light of the above, it is clear that every plastic surgeon tailors his tummy tucks to fit the particular person.
Everybody is different and to achieve the desired look, tummy tucks need to be customized to your needs.
No matter what your goals are and which areas need to be addressed, a skilled, board-certified surgeon will fully customize your tummy tuck by making sure you understand all you need before having a tummy tuck done.
Dr. Scot Martin concentrates on breast enhancement and body contouring at his practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A nationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
He looks forward to meeting you and helping you become the best version of yourself possible.