A full, traditional tummy tuck is not needed for all patients. Some patients will achieve the results they seek with a limited or "mini" abdominoplasty. Liposuction alone may also meet the needs of some. During consultation for abdominoplasty Dr McHugh will explain these options to you and evaluate whether they are viable options for you.
This procedure is used to correct issues in the lower abdomen only. It entails less scarring than a full tummy tuck, but will not address loose skin above the navel.
This option is viable only in those with good skin elasticity and muscle tone. Though liposuction can remove abdominal fat, it cannot smooth loose skin or tighten abdominal muscle. It is, however, a popular option for women who are planning future pregnancies.
Are there any other options?