A tummy tuck corrects abdominal skin laxity and damage to the rectus muscles. An incision is created just above the pubic area and extends out to the hips. To address skin laxity above the belly button, your surgeon may create an incision around it. Skin and fatty tissue are separated from the abdominal wall, and the weakened muscles are tightened. Excess skin is excised, and the remaining tissues are repositioned.
Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that can be used to treat hard-to-reach areas that have collected pockets of stubborn fat. Dr. Thompson combines circumferential liposuction with tummy tuck surgery to improve the contour of the entire trunk area, including the back, and produce optimal results for the entire silhouette.
Tummy tuck surgery can be performed in conjunction with other surgical techniques to achieve the best body contouring results. Some of the procedures you may choose to combine with a tummy tuck include:
- Breast surgery (Mommy Makeover)
- Fat grafting to the buttocks
A non-invasive or minimally invasive body contouring procedure can be added after a tummy tuck to further improve the contours of the abdomen or body.