What type of tummy tuck procedure would be best for the removal of stretch marks and extra skin? (photo)
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Tummy tuck for a short waist
Full tummy tuck is required for loose skin and stretch marks after weight loss
A full tummy tuck will remove the skin and stretch marks from the level of your belly button down but stretch marks above your belly button will stay. Liposuction can be performed to reduce the fat around your belly button. Finally after he recover 1540 non-ablative fractional erbium laser treatments can help the remaining stretch marks.
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After extreme weight loss, a full tummy tuck is best
Which tummy tuck for stretch marks and loose skin
Then only way to get rid of some of the stretch marks and give you a tight abdomen is with a Tummy Tuck. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you!
Loose skin and tummy tuck
Tummy tuck and stretch marks
As others have answered here, a mini tuck primarily address skin laxity and sometimes abdominal laxity below the belly button. It doesn't do much for looseness or muscle laxity above the bellybutton. A full tummy tuck handles this area better.
There are other variations that are less well-known depending upon your goals and time for recovery.
For example a full tummy tuck can be done without muscle repair for the appropriate patient.
A full muscle tightening can be done with a mini tummy tuck skin excision or sometimes with no skin excision.
There are more extensive kinds of abdominoplasty that remove even more skin in patients with massive weight loss and severe laxity
The best way to approach this would be to learn which option would best fulfill your needs.
A board-certified plastic surgeon can help go over the options with you and address your goals.
What type of tummy tuck procedure would be best for the removal of stretch marks and extra skin?
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of tummy tucks and body contouring procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
You are a perfect candidate for a full Tummy tuck, done through a very nice and low incision which can be hidden underneath a bikini, the stretch marks below your navel will be all gone and the muscle repair will do wonders on achieving a flat abdomen (upper and lower)and a tapered and smaller waist.
I would recommend to do some lipo to love handles and if it is your desire, transfer that fat harvested into your butt.
I can envision a great curvaceous result.
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