Tummy Tuck – Yes or No ?
The tummy tuck is an elective procedure. Physically your abdominal skin can be tightened, but it is only worth it if it is bothering you, and you understand the downsides to the procedure.
Best way to find out is to consult with several well trained and experienced Board Certified plastic surgeons in your area. Learn the specifics required in your case rather than for the generic abdominal rejuvenation.
A mini tummy tuck is not a compromise between no scar and a longer scar with a tummy tuck.
It is a different operation with specific indications, and will not improve the skin above your belly button. Be aware, someone showing you only good scars may not be telling you the whole truth.
Your body will heal the way it is genetically programmed to heal. While it is possible to make a scar heal more poorly, it is not possible to guarantee a thin scar for every patient. Every surgery is different, and you want every possibility of a great scar made available to you. Previous scar healing is the best indication of how you will heal. Scar placement and belly button shape, on the other hand, are more easily controlled in experienced hands.
In order to achieve the results you are looking for, a tummy tuck operation would be necessary. However, you are wise in carefully considering the “downsides” associated with surgery, especially given that you are starting out in relatively good shape.
It may be in your best interests to meet with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for in person consultation; as you mentioned, it will be important to see lots of examples of their work. Achieving realistic expectations prior to surgery will also be important; remember that tummy tuck surgery will not necessarily created “muscle defined abs” etc. and that you will be able to pinch skin when you bend (flex) or sit. (Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)
Thinking of getting a tummy tuck?
You definitely would benefit from a full tummy tuck. But remember surgeons put in the sutures. You make the scars. Your skin got looser after the liposuction. You did not get more skin from it. And surgery does not give six-packs. That takes hours of work in the gym every week and maintenance of a body with very minimal body fat. You need to have realistic expectations. (Ronald V. DeMars, MD, Portland Plastic Surgeon)
Tummy Tuck Candidate after Liposuction
From what you show, you are an ideal candidate for an abdominoplasty. You appear to have significant extra skin which is the characteristic that qualifies you for a full tummy tuck. You have also already determined part of the criteria for selecting a plastic surgeon, pictures of plenty of LOW, THIN beautiful scars and small almond shaped belly buttons. The other criteria are a personality you can communicate with and operating in a certified facility. (Robert T. Buchanan, MD, Highlands Plastic Surgeon)
From the photos iit appears that full tummy tuck would be an option for you. Of course talking to your plastic surgeon and having an exam is a good first start. (Margo Herron, MD, Medford Plastic Surgeon)
Only a tummy tuck and remove excess skin of the abdomen.
You really have only one choice if you want to tight flat abdomen that being in abdominoplasty. There is no skin tightening technology it works. (Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)