or tummy tuck is an operation that elevates, redrapes and tightens the
abdomen and waist. Excess skin is removed via an incision hidden within
the bikini line and the muscle is tightened resulting in a shaplier figure
and flatter stomach. Liposuction especially of the love handles is usually
performed at the same time and stretchmarks below the level of the belly
button are removed. Some tightening of the thigh and buttock skin is also
In these cases the
effects of liposuction, removal of stretchmarks and tightening of thigh
skin are readily apparent.
The last photo shows the abdominoplasty scar in a patient 2 years after surgery. This type of abdominoplasty scar is achievable by strictly following the instructions given after surgery. The vertical scar to the right of the belly button is from previous surgery unrelated to the abdominoplasty. The abdominoplasty - tummy tuck scar is the handle bar shaped scar across the lower abdomen.
Read Dr. Stone's blog about abdominoplasty and belt lipectomy surgery
surgery can enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Realistic
expectations are important to be happy with any surgery. As each patient
is an individual, different results can be expected in each patient.
Dr. Aaron Stone
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