A Mini Tummy Tuck or Full Abdominoplasty: Which is right for you?

Pope Plastic Surgery Center - ASPS Member Surgeon

Over the years, plastic surgery procedures have become increasingly specialized and before opting for one, you just need to ensure that it brings the best and most long lasting results for you. Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure in Orlando -it is simple to get rid of that extra flab and have a slimmer, firmer silhouette with the right liposuction or abdominoplasty procedures. At Pope Plastic Surgery, we use the treatment in varying degrees to give you the desired results. During your pre surgery consultation, Dr. George Pope, MD, FACS also determines whether you need a mini tummy tuck or an elaborate abdominoplasty.

Full abdominoplasty is typically required on candidates who have a very large bulge on the abdomen, visible love handles or hanging layers of prominent fat. People who are truly over weight opt for this plastic surgery procedure as excessive fat may also prove to be harmful for the vital systems in the long run. For this treatment, the abdominal muscles are tightened in the center and the skin flap is pulled down to remove excess fat layers. The umbilicus may also be repositioned to a new higher level. Surgical sutures are then used to close the incision and there may be a fine scar left in the lower abdominal area.

A mini tummy tuck is more popular and is less invasive than traditional full abdominoplasty. The post treatment scar is also less prominent in this plastic surgery procedure. It is the ideal option if you are not ‘obese’ but wish to get rid of loose or sagging skin around abdomen, thighs or hips.

Mini tummy tuck can be performed under a local anesthesia and mild sedation, though many patients opt for general dose to avoid anxiety. The length of incision depends on the amount of skin and fat to be removed but is significantly lesser than full abdominoplasty. The surgeon does not need to reposition the umbilicus or navel. He simply removes the excess fat and tightens the abdominal muscles, stretches the skin down and uses sutures to close the incision. The post recovery result is a firm, slim and well sculpted abdomen.

Pope Plastic Surgery has state-of-the-art facilities for mini tummy tuck and other plastic surgery procedures. Dr. George Pope has an experience of over 25 years in the field of complex plastic surgeries and has transformed thousands of patients for better living experiences. He is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Call us today for appointment to discuss your requirements for a mini tummy tuck.

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