What is a Modern Tummy Tuck?
Technology is an amazing thing and each year we are welcomed with new advancements to help ease the surgical process as well as help in recovery time for patients. For many procedures, what used to be a 4-6 week recovery, can now be as little as 1-2 weeks depending on the procedure and the individual. Advanced technology in the medical industry has made invasive surgeries much less invasive, which means healing time is expedited. If you are considering getting a tummy tuck as part of your mommy makeover, or even just as a stand-alone procedure, you may be thinking about the recovery time and overall discomfort you may feel after surgery. As you meet with your doctor, know that you have options now when it comes to tummy tucks. New technology has made the “mini” or modern tummy tuck possible, for those who do not need such an invasive procedure done. Okay, okay, now that we have talked about it, you may be wondering, “What is a modern tummy tuck, and am I a candidate for it?”
The Modern Tummy Tuck
While getting a complete abdominoplasty will still require a longer recovery time, advancements in technology have made it possible to get a mini tummy tuck that is much less invasive for those looking to correct sagging, or the “pooch”, below the belly button. The mini tummy tuck is usually requested by women after child birth, who have worked hard to either get their body back in shape, or have maintained their shape overall, aside from the pooch that usually occurs after having kids. This pesky pocket of fat or sagging skin can be impossible to get rid of naturally, but because minimal work is needed to remove it, a full abdominoplasty is not always necessary.
How Do I Know f I am a Candidate for the Modern Tummy Tuck?
This partial abdominoplasty is a great option for patients looking to remove excess skin in the lower abdomen region below the belly button. If you aren’t sure whether or not you need a full tummy tuck or just a mini one, consider the following:
- Is the skin above the belly button in good condition with no stretch marks and muscle tone is clear?
- You have maintained your slender build and do not need repairs made to muscles above or below the belly button.
- Your problem lies in the lower abdomen consisting of loose skin, but not overly elastic skin.
- You are not looking for a drastic change, just to remove excess skin or the fat pocket below the belly button.
Based on how you responded to the points and question above, you can better decide whether the modern mini tummy tuck is best fit for your personal needs and end goal!
What are the Pros to a Mini Tummy Tuck?
The mini tummy tuck has a variety of pros for patients. The recovery time is much less than that of a full tummy tuck and the scarring is minimal compared to a full tummy tuck that goes from hip to hip. The mini tummy tuck is less expensive than a full abdominoplasty and the procedure itself is much shorter as well.
What is a Modern Tummy Tuck?
The best way to decide which tummy tuck is best for you is to meet with a cosmetic surgeon in your area. A consultation with a doctor who specializes in tummy tucks is the best way to get educated and a professional opinion as to which procedure will give you the results you are looking for.
Dr. Finkel is known in Phoenix and surrounding cities for being the best plastic surgeon for Mommy Makeovers, Tummy Tucks, Breast augmentations, and much more. If you are local, contact the office today to set up your consultation!