With a mini-tummy tuck, the skin of the lower abdomen is tightened without the belly button being displaced. A mini-tummy tuck is suitable for people whose excess skin is below the belly button. For example, a maximum of ten centimeters of skin can be removed during the procedure from directly under the belly button to the pubic bone. A mini tummy tuck also causes scars, but our plastic surgeons try to keep these within the bikini-line.
Although it does not sound that way right away, a mini-tummy tuck is a major procedure in which the skin is tensed, as it were. You are only eligible for a mini-tummy tuck when the excess skin is located below the navel. A maximum of ten centimeters of excess skin under the navel is removed.
The plastic surgeon makes a slightly curved horizontal incision over your pubic hill. As a result, the scars fall under your underwear and are the least visible.
Afterwards, the surgeon detaches your skin from the underlying muscle and fat layers. The excess skin is cut away and the surgeon sucks away the fat, if so discussed. The mini tummy tuck takes about one to two hours.
Tummy tuck Fleur-de-lis
With this surgical technique, tissue of the abdomen is pulled from top to bottom and from the flanks to the middle. The tissue is detached from the abdomen over the abdominal muscles, after which the excess skin is cut away. In addition, the doctor makes an extra vertical incision from the pubic bone to the breastbone. You can see the French lily again in the form of these two incisions. For this reason, the procedure is also called Fleur-de-lis, or anchor-tummy tuck.
This surgical technique is for people who have lost a large amount of weight and do not get the desired result with another type of tummy tuck. Even people who have lost a lot of weight – for example due to a strict diet or stomach reduction – may be eligible for this procedure. The procedure is also suitable if the elasticity of the skin has decreased due to age. Also if the skin is limp and stretched after a few pregnancies. With a greatly enlarged abdominal circumference, this surgical technique offers a good solution. This “anchor” abdominal wall correction is only considered if you have a stable weight and diet.