Full, Mini, Endoscopic & Reverse Tummy Tuck
Full Tummy Tuck
The abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is designed to enhance the abdomen by eliminating loose, saggy skin, flattening the abdominal wall (getting rid of the bulge), and contouring the flanks and hips. The tummy tuck procedure is performed with a curved scar that sits down on the torso and a small scar within the belly button. Through these incisions, the excess skin and fat of the abdomen is removed. Next, the muscle wall underneath is tightened with sutures to flatten the abdomen and bring in the waist line. This will eliminate a wide space between the muscles (diastasis recti).
Next, if the patient requires it, liposuction is performed on the flanks and hips to contour these regions. After shaping and contouring, the skin is closed with all internal sutures that dissolve. This helps insure your comfort (as no sutures or uncomfortable staples need to be removed) and helps, in Dr. Schneider’s opinion, to form a more aesthetic scar. Following the 1.5 to 2 hour operation and their recovery, patients are able to go home the same day.
Mini Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The Mini Abdominoplasty is a tummy tuck procedure used for patients that have a small amount of loose skin some bulging of the abdominal wall. It combines a small removal of excess skin, liposuction for contouring the hips and flanks, and muscle tightening to flatten the abdominal wall. The incision is a little longer than a C-section scar. Like the full abdominoplasty and the endoscopic procedure, it takes about 1.5-2 hours to perform and absorbable sutures are used so patients do not have to have any stitches removed.
Endoscopic Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The Endoscopic Abdominoplasty is a small incision tummy tuck procedure that is combined with liposuction and is used to flatten the tummy bulge and contour the abdomen, flanks and hips. It is ideal for the woman who has no skin laxity but has a small bulge to her belly that bothers her. A small incision, smaller than a C-section scar is used and the skin of the abdomen is lifted. Next, the muscle wall is tightened, and liposuction is performed if necessary. The small skin incision is then closed with sutures that dissolve on their own. The tummy tuck procedure takes about 1.5-2 hours to perform and patients are able to go home the same day.
Reverse Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Incisions under Breasts
The Reverse Abdominoplasty is used for patients with looseness of skin in the upper abdomen. An incision is created below each breast fold so that it is hidden and then the skin of the upper abdomen is tightened and liposuction performed if necessary. The reverse abominoplasty takes about 1 hour to perform and Dr. Schneider can even do this with just a local anesthetic.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Recovery
7 to 10 Days
The abdominoplasty procedure is performed as an out-patient operation at our AAAHC certified surgery center and the patient is able to go home the same day. We encourage patient’s to get up and walk as much as possible at home and most are comfortable enough to return to work in 7-10 days. Exercise or significant bending and twisting is allowed after 6 weeks.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Before & After Photos
Results are not guaranteed. Individual results may vary.*