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Understanding Liposuction & Mini Tummy Tucks
Tummy tuck procedures are very popular. Tummy tucks are usually performed on woman whose pregnancies have left a lot of stretched, excess skin on the abdomen or on people who have lost a significant amount of weight. I will explain what a full tummy tuck is and then go on to the mini tummy tuck so you can compare the two procedures. A full tummy tuck encompasses the entire abdominal area and requires the surgeon to make an incision just above the pubic area from one hip to next. A second incision is also made to free the skin surround the belly button. Then the skin is detached from the abdomen wall revealing the muscle and the muscles are tightened. The skin is then reattached and a new hole for the navel is created.
Mini tummy tucks are an alternative procedure that is desirable because it is less invasive than a full tummy tuck. Unlike the full tummy tuck that uses the entire abdomen are, the mini tummy tuck procedure is done only in the abdominal area of the belly below the belly button. This smaller procedure is perfect for people with smaller stomach problems. A good candidate for this procedure would be someone who just wants to tighten their lower abdomen and have a more defined waistline. The waistline becomes more defined due to the improved contour of the abdomen. If you just have a small amount of skin under your belly button a mini tummy tuck may be performed with or without liposuction.
Along with a mini tummy tuck you may want to consider having some liposuction done. Lipo can help to get rid of fat deposits in your abdomen, butt, thighs and hips. After all if you are going through all this trouble to make yourself look good, why not find out if you would be a good candidate for liposuction. You may be able to have it done at the same time as the mini tummy tuck if your doctor approves and if you can afford it. Having liposuction done can help define your trouble areas and give you even better results than just a tummy tuck.
Above anything else be sure that you do your homework when considering any type of cosmetic or plastic surgery. You should be able to find a surgeon who you feel comfortable with and who will not hesitate to answer any questions you may have. Before your initial consultation be sure to do your own research and have a list of questions ready. The questions can range anywhere from what the cost will be to what kind of anesthesia they will use. Feel free to ask anything you want. After all it is your money and your body.
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