Many women who have experienced changes in body weight, been through child birth, or simply developed a “spare tire” around their midsection may start to think about corrective cosmetic measures to address what may be resistant to diet and exercise. A flatter, smoother abdominal area and a more toned midsection the solution for many is a procedure known as a tummy tuck.

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Tummy Tuck – The Basics

A tummy tuck is a very popular cosmetic surgery performed here at the Women’s Institute for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery. Essentially, it removes excess skin and fat, in addition to tightening the underlying abdominal muscles tissue. It’s an option that many women have selected to improve the overall appearance and contour of their stomach. There are a variety of different procedures that surgeons can provide. The selected method, naturally, depends on the condition, concerns and cosmetic surgery goals of the patient.

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For women who wish to address their lower abdominal area – below the belly button – a “mini” tummy tuck might be the best option. Excess fat and skin may be corrected via an incision made just above the bikini line. A mini tummy tuck is usually an outpatient surgery that’s performed with the patient under general anesthesia.

A “full” tummy tuck is for the whole abdominal area’s skin, fat and muscle. The incision is applied across the pelvic bone and runs just under the bikini line. In some cases the belly button is repositioned.

Extended Tummy Tuck

An extended tummy tuck is often performed for patients who want to improve the contour of their lower abdominal area in addition to the lower back as a solution for those tough-to-lose love handles. Some extended tummy tucks may also involve a total reconstruction of the patient’s abdominal wall as a solution for separated muscles. The optimal candidates for this procedure are healthy patients with an amount of excess skin and fat in their lower abdomen.

If you’d like to learn more about the procedure and if it’s the right cosmetic procedure for you contact the Women’s Institute for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery today and set up a consultation!