What is the best option to tighten moderate loose skin in tummy when core is strong and not much excess fat?
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Tummy Tuck Option
Your operation has to be custom fitted to you with all options discussed. Only a consultation with a certified Plastic Surgeon can fully assess all aspects of your deformity.
Three tummy tuck options
A full tummy tuck will remove more skin, with a slightly longer scar, and will allow the surgeon to tighten skin above the umbilicus.
There are some hybrid procedures called umbilical float etc. for some patients as well.
Tummy Tuck options
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Tummy Tuck and Scars
Thank you so much for your question. It would really be helpful to see what your tummy looks like, as there are various options which depend of what the presentation is. If indeed, it is just loose skin, it could certainly offer you broader and less invasive options however, I would imagine, after the joy of 5 pregnancies and births, that your abdominal muscles have separately, which would mean you would be fighting a losing battle, if you would like the flat stomach and hour glass appearance. The scar for either full or mini-tummy tuck, can be minimised and very well hidden, it so often depends on the surgeon and their technique. I would encourage you to consult with a few, preferably found by recommendation and have a look at their before and after portfolio, it will give you a good idea of what you can expect.
An exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon who performs these procedures is recommended to determine if you are a candidate and to discuss your options and expectations.
BEST Tummy Tightening for a Mother of 5
- the tummy muscles are stretched AND separated from each other both along the front and along the sides
- the acuity of the hourglass is dulled and becomes more masculine as the muscles are separated
- excess skin is created resulting in the pooch
- the excess skin results in a variable sag of the pubic mound and upper anterior thighs
while exercising and toning your separated and stretched abdominal muscles allows you to better suck things in, it cannot take the place of surgical muscle tightening. The vast majority of women hate being photographed in profile because of the muscle excess and laxity producing the ever present and sucking provoking mommy tummy/muffin top. I have operated on many athletic women with "tight cores" ( one would do 1,000 sit-ups each morning) and every one of them had muscle stretching and separation and benefitted NOT from more exercising or a poorly advised MINI Tummy Tuck but a well executed full Tummy Tuck which would correct ALL the changes caused by pregnancy.
Peter Aldea MD
Full tummy tuck with muscle reconstruction
Mini vs Full Abdominoplasty
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