Everyone wants a perfectly flat, tight abdomen area with great muscle tone and no stretch marks. Working out may be great for the muscles, but achieving the flat, youthful contoured look may be difficult even with exercise. If you continually struggle to achieve the results you want, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove excess skin, stretch marks and fat along with tightening of the abdominal wall.
Standard Tummy Tuck
A standard tummy tuck, or standard abdominoplasty, is where an incision is made from hip to hip with excess skin being removed and the muscles tightened. Usually the entire area from the belly button down is removed and restructured. Excess skin is then pulled down and given a tighter look. Dr. Martin can perform this procedure with minimal scarring that can often be hidden below the bikini line.
Tummy Tuck with liposuction
This is a relatively newer procedure that has been developed over the last 10 years. In combining liposuction of the abdomen with abdominoplasty is accomplished by modifying the dissection of the abdominal flap and performing less aggressive liposuction. The results are outstanding and only require one procedure.
Reverse Tummy Tuck
This reverse tummy tuck is for excess skin above the belly button. An incision is made under the breast and pulled up rather than being pulled down. Scars are hidden beneath the breasts and have a minimal effect on loose skin below the belly button.
Please contact the nurse if you have any further questions regarding a tummy tuck.
Be sure to schedule your consultation with Kurtis Martin M.D. to see which procedure is right for you.