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Body-Jet liposuction
Adding Body-Jet liposuction of the back and thighs to a tummy tuck can achieve complete sculpting of the body from the ribs to the knees.

Lower Body Lift
Some tummy tuck patients have excessive skin at the flanks, thighs and buttocks.  A lower body lift treats the entire waistline and surrounding areas.

Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation and/or breast lift surgery are often combined with a tummy tuck.  This combination is commonly part of a Mommy Makeover.

Tummy Tuck Video
Tummy Tuck Video

Tummy Tucks and Other Procedures

Tummy Tuck And Mommy Makeover

photo of tummy tuck procedure beforephoto of tummy tuck procedure after

Top(before) and bottom (after). This tummy tuck, performed by Dr. Connall, was part of a Mommy Makeover. All of the stretched lower abdominal skin was removed, the abdomen muscles were tightened and the flanks were sculpted with body jet liposuction. Note that the scar is low, so a low-rise bikini will hide the scar.

A tummy tuck is a key element to many “mommy makeover” procedures. 

Many women with excess skin and stretch marks after pregnancy undergo tummy tucks to remove the damaged skin and to tighten the abdomen. 

Tummy Tuck and Mini-Tummy Tuck

At Connall Cosmetic Surgery we perform a full range of state of the art abdominoplasties.  In addition, Dr. Connall performs circumferential procedures such as the lower body lift and belt lipectomy. 

Our experience with all forms of contouring of the abdomen, flanks and back gives us a comprehensive perspective on achieving optimal results with the tummy tuck procedure.
 
In most cases, patients have significant skin and fat excess in the lower abdomen and, therefore, a full tummy tuck is the preferred procedure. 

In some cases, where the excess skin is only in the lower abdomen, a “mini” tummy tuck or “modified” tummy tuck can be performed. 

For most patients, a full tummy tuck is designed to remove significant amounts of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen. 

Dr. Connall provides a high lateral tension abdominoplasty, in which the skin and fat are removed from the belly button to the pubic area and from hip to hip. 

Great care is taken in planning with each patient the location of the resulting scar and in most cases the scar is positioned within a low rise bikini line. 

The high lateral tension abdominoplasty has the added benefits of tightening the pubic area, groin, and the front of the thighs.

Lower Body Lift and Body-Jet Liposuction

Often, Body-Jet liposuction is used as a complimentary procedure to contour the areas treated with the tummy that are not improved by skin removal and muscle tightening. 

Body-Jet liposuction is often performed to sculpt the flanks (love handles) and pubis area. 

In some cases, liposuction of the upper abdomen is performed with the tummy tuck.