Q: Types of tummy tuck surgeries available at Polaris.
Techniques for tummy tuck / abdominoplasty have evolved greatly over the decades. Recent refinements of surgical technique help improve contouring without excessive scarring. However, the type of tummy tuck that is suitable for you would be relating to the amount of skin excess below the belly button (infra-umbilical skin excess). Some of the possible options would include:
Minimal/no skin excess: liposuction with skin tightening procedures (i.e. SCULPT); muscle tightening with robotic/endoscopic techniques
Mild skin excess: mini- abdominoplasty
Moderate amount of skin excess: traditional abdominoplasty
Large amount of skin excess and ptosis, extending to the flanks / back: advanced body contouring techniques – for example: extended abdminoplasty, lower body lift, belt lipectomy
Large amount of skin excess, including skin excess above the belly button (supra-umbilical skin excess): Fleur De Lis Abdominoplasty, Reverse Abdominoplasty
Most, if not, all our Abdominoplasty techniques are combined with various degrees / extent of liposuction contouring using the SAFE (REF) Liposuction technique, to deliver optimal results in terms of waist definition and contouring. On occasion, when there is large amount of skin and fat excess, a staged liposuction / abdominoplasty approach may be adopted.
Summary of these options are in a table form below (2):