Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery
Because no two patients have the same needs, Dr. Craig Foster offers different types of tummy tuck surgery at his Manhattan, New York, practice. Whether meeting your goals requires conservative or extensive treatment, Dr. Foster can customize a tummy tuck procedure that delivers the results you desire. To learn more, please contact our offices today.
If you desire a lean, taut midsection, but struggle with excess skin and stubborn fat deposits, Dr. Foster can help you achieve the look you want through a customized abdominoplasty procedure.
Traditional Tummy Tuck
During a traditional tummy tuck, the doctor creates an incision extending from the one hipbone to the other, an incision extending downward from the navel, and another surrounding the navel. The resulting pattern looks like an anchor. The incisions will allow Dr. Foster to tighten the abdominal muscles, remove excess fat tissue either manually or through liposuction, and remove excess skin. Usually, the patient’s navel is repositioned as well. Finally, the remaining skin is tightened and the incisions are closed with sutures.
A mini abdominoplasty only addresses the area below the navel. A mini tummy tuck is also called a partial abdominoplasty, and the best candidates are within 10% of their ideal body weight. The procedure involves one incision between the hips, allowing Dr. foster to remove excess fat, tighten the abdominal muscles, and remove any excess skin.
An extended tuck addresses the same area treated in a traditional tummy tuck, but also removes excess skin and tissue around the sides of the abdomen, as well as in the hips. This procedure is usually recommended to those who want to eliminate love handles.
Massive weight loss can leave a patient with a large amount of excess skin around the belly, thighs, buttocks, and hips. A circumferential tummy tuck is specially designed to help these patients achieve defined contours that complement their weight loss achievement. During the procedure, Dr. Foster removes sagging skin from the complete circumference of the midsection. Incisions will extend from the front of the body, across the back. If it can be demonstrated that excess skin is resulting in chafing or other health issues, medical insurance may contribute to the cost of a circumferential tummy tuck.
Generally speaking, the extent of your tummy tuck procedure will determine the amount of recovery time you require. In other words, a mini tummy tuck requires a much shorter recovery time than a circumferential tummy tuck. Dr. Foster will explain the amount of time you will need to recover, and spend plenty of time to make sure you are prepared for your abdominoplasty procedure and recovery.
Start Planning Your Treatment
If you desire a lean, taut midsection, but struggle with excess skin and stubborn fat deposits, Dr. Foster can help you achieve the look you want through a customized abdominoplasty procedure. During a private consultation, Dr. Foster will take meticulous note of your goals, and assess your current health and medical history to determine if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck. Based on this information, he can make an expert recommendation on the best type of tummy tuck for you. Get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation.