We all know that one of the hallmarks of beauty is having a flat tummy. No one wants a gut that sticks out or looks uneven. Sometimes, even regular exercise and a healthy diet can’t give you the abdominal look you want. If such situations, there are plastic surgery procedures that can help you achieve your desired look.
Abdominoplasty, also commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to tighten the abdomen and remove loose skin and fat to give it flat and toned look. Most popular among mothers who want to bring back their old bodies, this is a procedure that allows you to restore your figure. It is also popular amongst patients who have undergone significant weight loss.
There are two main types of tummy tuck procedures. Choosing the right one for you will depend on the results you want and your plastic surgeon’s recommendations.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full or classic tummy tuck improves both the upper and lower parts of abdomen. It addresses bulges, fat deposits, and excess skin in the entire abdominal region. A horizontal or U-shaped incision is made above the pubic mound for the plastic surgeon to remove and tighten the abdominal walls. There are times where a second incision is made around the navel to remove excess fat and skin above the belly button. This procedure also reduces the appearance of stretch marks and gives a smoother and flatter abdomen. A full tummy tuck sometimes requires the belly button to be repositioned. Recovery for a tummy tuck is about 2 weeks.
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck is ideal for slender individuals who have stubborn belly fat in the lower part of the abdomen that will not budge with dieting and exercise. The procedure is designed to flatten out small bulges in the lower abdomen only. It focuses exclusively on the abdominal region between the mons pubis and the belly button. This is a smaller procedure than the full tummy tuck and doesn’t require the repositioning of the belly button. Recovery from a mini tummy tuck is quicker than for a full tummy tuck, and most patients can return to their normal activities in about a week.
If you are considering getting a tummy tuck, speak with an experienced plastic surgeon to see which type of procedure is right for you. Your surgeon will be able to assess which procedure is right for you, depending on the kind of results you are hoping for.
Tummy Tuck Surgery in South Dakota and Wyoming
If you are interested in learning more about the tummy tuck procedure and whether it can help you achieve the abdominal look you want, speak with the experts at Black Hills Plastic Surgery today. We are a top-notch, comprehensive plastic surgery practice and offer all types cosmetic services including surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
Make an appointment today to find out how we can help you look and feel your best. Call us at (605) 343-7208, or you may visit our website to request a consultation online.