Tummy tucks are becoming more popular by the minute. There are multiple techniques to achieve your tummy tuck, depending on your desired results. Even still, many women in Encino are unfamiliar or simply unaware of the fact that there is more to offer in the world of a tummy tucks beyond the standard tummy tuck.
The three most prevalent tummy tuck techniques used by plastic surgeons in Encino and across the nation are the ‘mini’ tummy tuck, standard tummy tuck, and extended tummy tuck. The goal of all three procedure techniques is to remove excess fat in the abdomen and to tighten the abdominal muscles. These techniques are achieved by making an incision within the pubic hair area, and the size of the incision depends on the amount of skin/fat that is being removed.
The standard tummy tuck requires an incision from hip to hip as well as around the belly button. This is usually the tummy tuck technique your surgeon will recommend for removing excess skin/fat both above and below the belly button. The mini tummy tuck requires a much smaller incision and is ideal for patients who simply would like to remove excess skin/fat from below the belly button. The extra incision in the belly button is not necessary for this technique. The extended tummy tuck has all the features of the standard tummy tuck, but requires and extended incision that goes beyond the hips in order to include the ‘love handle’ area.
After a tummy tuck procedure you will usually have one or more drains to remove excess fluid from the wound that are removed during your first postoperative visit. Most patients have reported very minimal discomfort. The most important factor in the success of your tummy tuck is the surgeon you choose to perform the procedure. Choosing a skilled and experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Matthew Malamet, MD for your tummy tuck procedure will drastically decrease your likelihood of complications and increase your chances for optimal results. Please schedule a consultation to learn more about tummy tucks!