Unlike liposuction, the tummy tuck (“abdominoplasty”) procedure reduces both skin and excess fat from the abdominal area and tightens the underlying muscles to decrease a protruding abdomen.
An incision is made horizontally in the area below the navel and above the pubic bone. This will result in a scar that can typically be hidden beneath a bikini. The length of the incision will be determined by the amount of skin and fat that needs to be reduced. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to reduce skin from the upper abdomen.
If you are considering a tummy tuck we encourage you to come in a for a free consultation to meet Dr. Schmelzer and get your questions answered. We’d love the opportunity to meet you and answer any of your questions.
Give us a call at 801-447-1440 to schedule your free consultation today.