The Natural-Looking Tummy: Taking Tummy Tuck Surgery to the Next Level
Most people want to avoid looking like they have had surgery. Whether it’s a nose, face, or a tummy, truly great results should be appreciated for the natural, non-operated appearance and the harmony that they are in with the rest of the patient including age, shape, and even a person’s personality.
A terrific tummy tuck result goes beyond flat and tight: it should retain feminine softness in women and masculine ruggedness in men. It should just look great. It should look like it “belongs.”
Achieving a great tummy tuck result requires communication, planning, and balance. The following are some of the key aspects that I believe make a great tummy tuck result.
Incision: The waistline horizontal incision should be very low, symmetric, thin, and fall naturally along the natural skin lines. This is very important for a few reasons but particularly important for providing the patient with the option to wear whatever clothing and swimwear they prefer. To accomplish this, careful planning and execution must take place including taking into account the patient’s waist height and width as well as the individual characteristic of the skin and soft tissue.
Belly button: The belly button is a short component of the overall tummy tuck process but a keystone of achieving an excellent result. A belly button should look rejuvenated and natural. It should also match the person’s waist, body, and surrounding body characteristic.
Contour: A refined and aesthetically pleasing tummy looks appropriately toned with contour that blends into the flanks, rib cage, and pubic area. This is accomplished by taking into account the abdominal wall tone, the amount of fat in the abdominal soft tissue, as well as the amount of fat in the flanks and rib cage area. A different amount of fat reduction and abdominal wall tightening will be required for each individual to achieve a harmony of shape and contour.
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