Tummy Tuck

Gazcue, Santo Domingo, DO

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Medical > Cosmetic Surgery > Body - Surgical > Tummy Tuck

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo

Gazcue

Tummy Tuck

Service Description

It uses hip-to-hip incision below the navel and another scar around the belly buttock so it can be repositioned after removing the excess skin in the upper abdomen.

After tightening the abdominal muscles with internal sutures and removing the excess skin, the remaining skin is pulled down over the stomach.

Standard or full tummy tuck

It uses hip-to-hip incision below the navel and another scar around the belly buttock so it can be repositioned after removing the excess skin in the upper abdomen.

After tightening the abdominal muscles with internal sutures and removing the excess skin, the remaining skin is pulled down over the stomach.

Extended tummy tuck

The horizontal incision reaches around the hips (i.e., sides of the lower back), so when the body is viewed posteriorly the tail ends of the scar are visible.

Because the extended tummy tuck removes more skin from a wider area than the standard technique, it is often reserved for massive weight loss patients.

Extended tummy tuck also requires a round incision to free the navel and reposition it higher once the excess skin has been removed.

Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck

Aside from the horizontal incision, it also requires a vertical scar, which is more difficult to hide. For this reason, the technique is only reserved for patients who need the most amount of correction and are willing to accept its tradeoff to achieve the best possible post op contour.

A short vertical scar may also be necessary if the patient has a rather long torso and removing large amount of skin between the belly button and the pubic area could result in less than optimal contour.

Mini tummy tuck

Due to the natural "diffusion" of excess skin after weight loss and/or pregnancy, mini tummy tucks are only suitable for a small number of patients because of their minimal improvement.

Mini tummy tucks, which require a 4-8 inches scar above the pubic region, do not reposition the navel nor remove the excess skin in the upper abdominal area.

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