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In your head, you picture yourself with a spectacular silhouette… but the mirror shows you otherwise, maybe it is time to consider a tummy tuck surgery to match that dream!

Also called lipectomy or abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess skin from the abdominal area, remodeling the abdomen, waist, and body contour.

With this procedure, the abdominal wall muscles are tightened and the excess skin is removed, correcting skin flaccidity and obtaining as a result, a firmer and flatter abdominal area. A lipectomy surgery will significantly improve the way clothes fit and will boost patient´s self confidence and self steem

Tummy tuck is a very popular surgery among men and women, especially those that have suffered dramatic changes due to weight loss or pregnancy.

Patients have different needs and goals about this procedure. Talk to your surgeon about which procedure is the best for you in order to achieve the results you are looking for. There are different types of tummy tucks:

Mini Tummy Tuck

Many patients feel self-conscious about their lower abdomen or “tummy”. In these cases, a minor abdominoplasty can be ideal. This procedure makes a small incision above the pubic area through which the cosmetic surgeon tightens the flaccid tummy muscles and removes the excess skin.

With this procedure, it is possible to get a flat abdomen and it only leaves a small scar that can be hidden under panties or even the bikini.

Tummy Tuck

For patients that have an excess skin over and under the bellybutton, a complete tummy tuck is recommended, which requires a U-shaped incision from hip to hip to tighten the whole abdominal wall, achieving a more aesthetic appearance after the excess skin is removed.

Thanks to this, the patient can show off a flatter abdomen and look better in any kind of clothes.

Avelar Lipectomy

Avelar Lipectomy corrects three main body problems: Eliminate fat in the abdominal area, remove excess skin, and work the abdominal muscles.

The difference between a tummy tuck and an avelar technique is that this last one includes liposuction in the abdominal area, ideal for people with a bulging tummy that also need to remove the extra skin.

Which one is best for you?

To determine the type of tummy tuck that better fulfills your expectations and needs, it is necessary to talk to an experienced body cosmetic surgeon that can guide you through the process and explain to you the different alternatives.

Besides, you should consider that ideal candidates for this procedure are near their ideal weight, have good physical and mental health, and have realistic expectations about the results of tumescent anesthesia, which injects fluid that numbs the area and reduces bleeding and swelling. This allows the abdominoplasty to be more efficient.

The result: a flat abdomen without excessive fat, just like the slim, gracious silhouette you imagine yourself with.

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