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Customize Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

Posted on January 26, 2018 by: Dr. Rocheford

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that can fix a sagging abdominal area for a smoother contour. A tummy tuck isn’t be the same for everyone. You will have special concerns and goals that require a unique procedure plan. Find out how you can customize your tummy tuck for the results you want!

For Mild Sagging

Don’t make the mistake of thinking your lax skin isn’t severe enough for a tummy tuck! You can still benefit from a mini tummy tuck to improve mild sagging with less surgery than a full tummy tuck. During a mini tummy tuck, an incision is made above the pubic area and the lower abdominal is tightened. The navel is not repositioned and the upper abdomen is left alone during a mini tummy tuck. Because of this, you recover more quickly with less discomfort!

For Moderate Sagging

In a traditional tummy tuck, the upper and lower abdominal area is addressed for dramatic improvement of lax skin. With a hip-to-hip incision made and another one around the belly button, the belly button can be repositioned to its natural position and excess skin is removed to achieve a flat, contoured abdomen.

For Severe Sagging

In some cases, lax skin isn’t limited to just the abdominal area, especially after a dramatic weight loss, and can affect the sides and lower back as well. During an extended tummy tuck, an incision is made extending around the hips to the sides and lower back. Loose skin can then be removed from a larger area.

For Stubborn Fat

A tummy tuck is great for removing excess skin and tissue, but if stubborn fat is also an issue, you might talk with your surgeon about using liposuction techniques during your procedure. Liposuction involves small incisions where a tool can be inserted to break up fat cells and remove them for good! Liposuction is often added to lift and tuck procedures to optimize results. You can get a shapely contour and save time and money by having the procedures done at once.

Your customized tummy tuck starts with a consultation! Dr. Rocheford can meet with you to discuss your concerns and develop your unique plan for treatment. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

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