If you are searching for a way to reshape your abdomen area, a tummy tuck from skilled surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock can provide you with a more toned, tightened appearance. A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgery for people who have struggled with losing the “stomach pouch,” men who want more definition in this area, and women who have stretched abdominal muscles as a result of pregnancy. Tummy tuck is also a fine solution for those with excess skin due to aging or weight loss. Liposuction may be performed along with a tummy tuck to remove the top layers of fat and reveal the muscular structure underneath.
Patients who are interested in a tummy tuck should fall within a healthy weight range; Abdominoplasty is a reshaping procedure and should not be used as a weight loss tool. When you visit Dr. Robert Aycock to discuss your abdomen enhancement choices, he will present the benefits of both the full tummy tuck and the mini tummy tuck to help you choose one that suits you best.
Mini Tummy Tuck
If your tummy area is somewhat toned and you require only a small amount of adjustment, a mini abdominoplasty is a great way to go. This surgery is less invasive than a full tummy tuck and requires a shorter surgical time as well as a shorter recovery period. During a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Aycock makes a small incision in the lower abdomen and tightens the stomach muscles while excess skin is gently removed. As a general guideline, mini tucks are usually recommended for patients who have excess fat or skin below the belly button.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck is a smart choice for men and women with excess fat and/or skin in the upper and lower abdomen. It is a more invasive procedure than the mini tummy tuck and requires a longer healing time, but the results are more dramatic. The incision extends between the two hipbones and also around the belly button, although Dr. Aycock may alter it based on the amount of correction needed. Similar to the mini version, the muscles are tightened and sagging skin is excised.
Dr. Aycock is an experienced abdominoplasty artist who devotes his talent and energy to ensuring tummy tuck results are tailored to each patient’s needs. Results will vary, but you can learn more about the benefits of our tummy tuck options with Dr. Aycock’s detailed tummy tuck video. Also feel free to look through some of his beautiful surgical results when you visit the tummy tuck photos page.
If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck and other body shaping procedures, please contact Dr. Robert Aycock to schedule a consultation. You can also visit Dr. Aycock’s Facebook page under Bay Area’s Premier Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Center.