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Types of Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty)


[fusion_text]There are several different types of tummy tuck methods. The full tummy tuck is the most common procedure, which is performed under general anesthesia.

When your only problem is that area below your belly button, it may be more beneficial to have a less complex surgery called a mini tummy tuck. This can often be performed under a local anesthetic and as an outpatient basis. There is also the option of either a mini, full or extended tummy tuck being done in conjunction with other procedures such as liposuction. This will remove the fat deposited from the hips for a better body contour. Liposuction is sometimes the better option instead of a tummy tuck.

A Typical Tummy Tuck[/fusion_text][one_fourth last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][fusion_text]180 Tummy tuck aka Hip to hip, Normal Abdominoplasty (pictures depict a full tummy tuck procedure):[/fusion_text][/one_fourth][one_fourth last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][fusion_text]

An incision just above the pubic area is used to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen.

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With the normal 180 tummy tuck procedure, a long incision is made along the bikini line, usually from hip to hip. From there the naval is cut away from the surrounding tissue as it will be needed to returned to its proper position once the skin is stretched into its final place.

The surgeon will usually tighten the abdominal muscle wall by stitching the muscles into position, from there the skin is stretched and shaped by cutting the excess away and stitching the remaining skin into place. This is usually done under general anesthesia. Although it’s up to the individual surgeon, liposuction is usually performed at the same time to create a nice contour.[/fusion_text][two_fifth last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Before Tummy Tuck[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/two_fifth][two_fifth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]After Tummy Tuck [/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/two_fifth][two_fifth last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Before Hip to Hip Tummy Tuck[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/two_fifth][two_fifth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]7 Days after Tummy Tuck[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/two_fifth][fusion_text]360/Extended Tummy Tuck
Those people who have a great deal of excess fat and have overhanging skin that extends to the back are the ideal candidates for the extended tummy tuck. This is usually for obese patients.

The incision needs to be extended beyond the hip area and extend more towards the back, in order to leave a nice contour. Again, in this case the stomach muscles are tightened and new belly button created.

This procedure is only necessary when a patient has a significant amount of excess fat and skin in the flank and upper hip regions.

Liposuction is usually performed at the same time to create a nice contour.[/fusion_text][two_fifth last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Before 360 degree Tummy Tuck[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/two_fifth][two_fifth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]After Tummy Tuck[/fusion_text][imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/two_fifth][fullwidth backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

The length of scar continues around the waistline.

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CategoriesBefore and After,  Case Studies,  Health and Well Being

Before and after – Dr Nasir: Breast Augmentation & Abdominoplasty

Profession: Marketing Manager
Age: 35
Country: Australia
Procedures: Breast Augmentation & Abdominoplasty

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Background – I have thought about plastic surgery for several years & started to seriously look into my options 12 months ago. I have probably wanted to have a Breast Augmentation since I was a teenager but more so since I gave birth to 3 very large boys. I did a lot of research on the internet & spoke with family members who had also had surgery overseas. The quotes I received for surgery in Australia were up to $30000 which was well beyond my budget.

Decision – I had talked about having plastic surgery for so long & considering I have finished having children & I’m 35 years old that now was the time to do it. I have always been a very small B cup & lost a lot of volume from breast feeding. I didn’t have a large stomach but it was shriveled up from stretch marks. My Stomach was destroyed from carrying twins & I really hated it. I decided to go with Gorgeous Getaways mainly because I had heard more about them than other companies. They seemed to have a good reputation & I knew people who had had surgery through GG & were happy with the experience.

Your first impressions upon arrival and your surgery – I was immediately surprised & impressed by my Hotel. It was far better than I had imagined. The GG Staff were very thorough & helpful. The Hospital was amazing. It was 5 star. I had a lovely room that was very comfortable. The Nursing Staff were fantastic & took such good care of me. Dr Nasir was excellent & gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision on what I wanted. He explained everything in detail & I was very confident in his abilities. I was extremely nervous before the surgery & the Nurses were very kind & reassuring. I felt surprisingly good after the surgery. My pain was managed very well. I had a late surgery so I stayed 3 nights before being discharged.

Recovery & Holiday – I was showered with help in the hospital the day after the surgery. I was able to get up & walk around unassisted on the second day. I travelled by myself so back atthe Hotel I was fairly mobile because I had to be. I left the Hotel for a couple of hours 6 days after surgery. A week after the surgery I did a day tour with some other GG clients. I stayed 2 weeks in total & spent the second week shopping. I found getting around Kuala Lumpur very easy. The GG staff were great in recommending places to go & organising activities for us.

New & positive life changes – I am now 3 weeks post op & I am wearing my compression garments. My stomach has healed up wonderfully & the scar looks better everyday. I am still quite tender but I have resumed most of my daily activities. I am thrilled with my Breasts. I am very happy with the size & shape. I am looking forward to getting out of the compression garments & shopping for new clothes. It’s so nice to be able to fill out a dress without wearing a padded bra.

Recommendations – I highly recommend the Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre. Dr Nasir was very professional & accommodating. I definitely recommend wearing the compression garments. My swelling went down significantly in the third week. Don’t take all your credit & bank cards out with you & keep your bag close to you at all times. Going through GG made the whole process so easy. They took care of everything & were very happy to assist in anyway. I have recommended GG to others. I am so happy with the whole experience & so glad I made the decision to just do it!

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