Tummy Tuck Options in Fruitville
There are many types of abdominoplasty, and all help target specific problems. The tummy tuck that suits one patient may not be the right tummy tuck for another. Luckily, Dr. Sessa performs all types of abdominoplasty and can help patients find the best type of tummy tuck to suit their unique needs and goals.
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck focuses on loose skin only below the belly button. While it has the same incision site as a full tummy tuck, it only addresses issues in the lower abdomen. The incision is located above the pubic bone and has a small length from hip to hip. A Fruitville mini tummy tuck suits patients with hanging skin around their lower abdomen or fat below the belly button. It does not restructure the belly button or address conditions like diastasis recti.
Typically, a mini tummy tuck is for petite patients with a small amount of loose skin around the abdomen. Any stretching or sagging should not exceed the belly button. It can be the perfect solution for those who wish to reduce the effects of a “muffin top” or loose skin.
Standard Fruitville Tummy Tuck
A traditional tummy tuck is the most commonly performed type of tummy tuck. It corrects everything from the waistline down and tightens split ab muscles. The same incision will be made below the panty line, extending from one hip to another. Additionally, the belly button will be moved and reconstructed so Dr. Sessa can have visibility to the problem areas.
Most patients who undergo a traditional tummy tuck have a fair amount of sagging abdominal skin and should be healthy.
Extended Tummy Tuck
An extended tummy tuck addresses loose skin around the abdomen, hips, and sides. Dr. Sessa begins this Fruitville tummy tuck with an incision made along the pubic line, but it will extend above the hips or stop directly below them. The incision length depends on how much skin needs to be removed from the sides and hips. This is great for Fruitville tummy tuck patients with excessive skin around their abdomen and hips.
Fluer-de-lis Tummy Tuck
A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck removes the largest amount of drooping skin from the waist, abdomen, and hips. The incision site is shaped like a fleur-de-lis and extends from hip to hip, up the entire abdomen, and below the chest. It’s suited for patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight and have excessive, hanging skin across their abdomen, hips, and waist.
This tummy tuck can be life-altering for those who have lost notable amounts of weight and can allow them to see the results of their weight loss. It helps patients to be able to continue to lose weight without having loose skin hindering them.