Scottsdale Tummy Tuck Overview
Full Tummy Tuck
WHAT IS A FULL TUMMY TUCK? In patients who undergo a full tummy tuck, the incision is made from hip to hip just over the pubic area. This results in a scar line that is horizontal and may be hidden when wearing undergarments. This technique allows the surgeon access to a large portion of the abdomen while repositioning the belly button so that its placement appears natural. The surgery is performed in our Scottsdale, AZ office under deep sedation (breathing on your own).
WHAT IS THE NO DRAIN TUMMY TUCK TECHNIQUE? AND WHY DOES DR. SCOTTSDALE® USE IT?
DO YOU FIX DIASTASIS RECTI (ABDOMINAL MUSCLE SEPARATION) DURING A TUMMY TUCK?
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Mini Tummy Tuck
WHAT IS A MINI TUMMY TUCK? An alternative to the traditional technique is the mini tummy tuck, which is also known as a “Brazilian tummy tuck.” The incision is smaller than a full tummy tuck and addresses only the lower part of the abdomen. Unlike the full tummy tuck, the belly button is unaffected and the incision is smaller. Liposuction can be used (if needed) to remove excess fat. The mini tummy tuck is performed in our Scottsdale, AZ office.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MINI AND A FULL TUMMY TUCK?
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Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck
WHAT IS A FLEUR DE LIS TUMMY TUCK? The Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck is a more extensive tummy tuck because two incisions are made. The first one is made like a traditional tummy incision: horizontal from hip bone to hip bone, but the second one is vertical: from the middle of the breast bone to the pubic area. The incision will look like an inverted “T” incision across the torso. This specific tummy tuck removes a significant amount of excess skin from the entire torso. The muscle, diastasis recti, will be fixed during that procedure.
WHO’S A GOOD CANDIDATE?
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Tummy Tuck FAQs
What is the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck?
Are the muscles (diastasis recti) being repaired during a tummy tuck?
What's the difference between a tummy tuck and a no drain tummy tuck?
Should I get a tummy tuck before or after having kids? What if I plan to get pregnant in the future?
Will there be scars after a tummy tuck?
Can I combine multiple procedures with my tummy tuck?
Normally, abdominoplasty is performed to improve loose skin and excess fat around the abdomen area. However, sometimes other cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation or a breast lift are done to further improve the overall look and feel of the body. When this combination type surgery exists, it is known as a “mommy makeover.” It is very popular among women after pregnancy who wish to get their pre-pregnancy body and shape back to normal.