Tummy Tuck And Mommy Makeover
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.