Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck
Aside from the horizontal incision, it also requires a vertical scar, which is more difficult to hide. For this reason, the technique is only reserved for patients who need the most amount of correction and are willing to accept its tradeoff to achieve the best possible postop contour.
An abdominoplasty, which is commonly called a ‘tummy tuck, is a procedure that removes loose excess skin and belly fat from the bottom half of your stomach, which tightens the skin of the upper stomach and the abdominal muscles. You could be a candidate for a tummy tuck in our Miami office if you are in good health, have excess fat in your abdomen, and if you have loose skin.
Extended Tummy Tuck
The horizontal incision reaches around the hips (i.e., sides of the lower back), so when the body is viewed posteriorly the tail ends of the scar are visible.
Because the extended tummy tuck removes more skin from a wider area than the standard technique, it is often reserved for massive weight loss patients.
Extended tummy tuck also requires a round incision to free the navel and reposition it higher once the excess skin has been removed.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Due to the natural “diffusion” of excess skin after weight loss and/or pregnancy, mini tummy tucks are only suitable for a small number of patients because of their minimal improvement.
Standard or Full Tummy Tuck
It uses hip-to-hip incision below the navel and another scar around the belly buttock so it can be repositioned after removing the excess skin in the upper abdomen.
After tightening the abdominal muscles with internal sutures and removing the excess skin, the remaining skin is pulled down over the stomach.