Article provided by: Dr. Edward J Love, MD - Little Rock Plastic Surgery
For a tummy tuck in Little Rock AR, find Love - Edward J Love. Edward Love of The Plastic Surgery Institute is Little Rock's premier plastic surgeon. With years of experience and lots of satisfied patients, you know you can count on Love too! If you are considering a tummy tuck in Little Rock AR, there are two kinds of tummy tucks commonly used. Let's look at the full tummy tuck first.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck involves an incision that goes from one side of the lower abdomen to the other. It removes an area of skin and fatty tissue that goes to the level just above the belt button. An entire section of skin and fatty tissue from the level just above the pubic hairline to a level just above the belly button is incised and removed. Once that entire area is removed, the skin and fatty tissue on the remaining part of the upper abdomen is lifted up and pulled down toward the lower incision. The skin gets sort of redraped over the abdominal wall.
A full tummy tuck will get rid of an enormous amount of excess skin and fatty tissue, and it will create a smooth and flat abdomen.
Mini Tummy Tuck
For a mini tummy tuck, the incision does not go above the level of the belly button. Rather, the incision stops at some point below the belly button. Most patients are candidates for a full tummy tuck. It is relatively rare that a patient is a candidate for a mini tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck, just like anything else "mini," gives a mini result. For a mini tummy tuck to be given, there needs to be a mini problem. However, most patients don't have mini problems.
For example, if there is a small area of extra skin or a very small area of extra fat, then a mini tummy tuck could be an appropriate solution. In general, most patients benefit most from a full tummy tuck where a large area of skin and fat is removed, everything's lifted up, the muscle is tightened, and everything is pulled down and redraped in a very flat and smooth fashion.
Who's a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck
Most tummy tuck candidates are women who have had children or somebody who has lost a lot of weight or both. A tummy tuck is ideal when there is a lot of loose skin drooping over the belt line. Also, some women are genetically predisposed to developing a little pooch below the belly button, and these women can be great candidates for a tummy tuck and receive better results than they would with liposuction.
Contact Edward J Love
The Plastic Surgery Institute is the number one rated clinic for tummy tucks in AR. With years of experience and hundreds of satisfied tummy tuck patients, you won't find one person who has had a procedure gone wrong. We're proud to stand on that track-record, and we want you to know that you can have your confidence and self-esteem back in a short period. It all starts by making a phone call and setting up an appointment for a free consultation. The tummy tuck procedure is safe and effective. Are you ready to get rid of that embarrassing excess skin and fat? Well, you can do so affordably. Find Love today - Edward J Love of The Plastic Surgery Institute.Tummy Tuck Little Rock Ar