— Which is Best?
Sagging skin, stretch marks, and stubborn pockets of fat cause many women to feel self-conscious about their abdominal area. Unfortunately, these issues cannot be corrected with a hundred sit-ups or a thousand hours on the treadmill. If you want to get rid of excess skin and fat around your midsection, a tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is your best option. In the hands of Dr. Laverson, your tummy tuck will result in smooth and refined curves, and a beautifully contoured abdomen that you’ll want to show off.
The tummy tuck is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. There are different types of tummy tucks, and choosing the best one will depend on your treatment goals. Read on for a brief overview of the mini tummy tuck vs the full tummy tuck vs the modified tummy tuck. Continue to the end to find out which one is a patient favorite at Feel Beautiful.
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck, also known as mini-abdominoplasty, improves the area below the navel. By creating a small, 4” to 8”- incision along the bikini line, Dr. Laverson can remove excess skin and fat in the lower belly and tighten the underlying muscles. The belly button is not repositioned, and the procedure does not address any issues above the navel.
The mini tummy tuck is best for those who are at their ideal weight but are having trouble getting rid of the “pooch” of belly fat below the navel that won’t respond to diet and exercise.
Full Tummy Tuck
The full tummy tuck improves the upper and lower abdomen. A first incision is made just above the pubic area where it can be hidden by undergarments, and a second incision is made around the navel to free it from surrounding tissue. After the incisions are made, Dr. Laverson lifts the skin and tightens underlying muscles in the abdominal wall. A new hole is created for the navel, and excess fat and skin are removed. Some patients choose to combine this procedure with liposuction for additional fat reduction and body contouring.
The full tummy tuck is best for those who want a slimmer, trimmer abdominal profile, both above and below the navel.
Modified Tummy Tuck
Also known as an “extended tummy tuck,” the modified tummy tuck improves the upper and lower abdomen, the flanks, and the love handles. The surgical plan for this comprehensive approach to body contouring is determined by the needs of the individual. Typically, it involves incisions similar to those used in the full tummy tuck, though the bikini line incision may extend three-quarters or all the way around the torso in order to make it easier to to address the areas around the lateral trunk, flanks, or buttocks. A vertical incision may also be used in order to more easily address the upper areas.
The modified tummy tuck is often the best option for those who have lost large amounts of weight and want to refine their body contours and remove excess skin left behind. But the modified tummy tuck can also be customized and used on anyone who wants to refine the contours of their entire torso and abdominal area.
Why the modified tummy tuck is a patient favorite
The modified tummy tuck one of the most popular procedures at Feel Beautiful. No matter who you are or where your problem areas lie, the modified tummy tuck produces stunning, sexy body contours. Patients love it and Dr. Laverson loves it too. The modified tummy tuck is a favorite at Feel Beautiful because it’s:
- Easily customized and modified – The modified tummy tuck offers a lot of flexibility and customization, allowing each patient to address problem areas anywhere around their midsection. The other tummy tuck options are limited to the front of the abdominal area.
- Comprehensive – By expanding the treatment area beyond the abdomen, the modified tummy tuck creates a more comprehensive approach to body contouring. When only the front abdomen is improved, the results are limited. Care must be taken to ensure that it remains proportional to the surrounding areas. But when the entire torso is taken into account, the results can be more comprehensive.
The modified tummy tuck is often the best option for getting the most refined and customized body contouring in the midsection. Liposuction can be added for additional fat reduction.
Best tummy tuck in San Diego | Dr. Steve Laverson
Dr. Steve Laverson is highly sought-after for his tummy tuck surgeries. He applies several innovative techniques to shorten and lower the scar for minimal visibility. He is also able to simulate fit abdominal contours. His fitness technique sculpts surface contours over an internal four-layer “power suture” that stabilizes the tightened abdominal wall, resulting in a sexy, toned abdominal appearance. Dr. Laverson’s slow, meticulous approach to plastic surgery provides exquisite results that are well worth the wait. For more information or to schedule a tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Laverson, call Feel Beautiful at (858) 295-4001 today.