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.
Meet Dr. Schmelzer
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Schmelzer welcomes you to Selarom Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa.
Dr. Schmelzer is a board certified plastic surgeon, fellowship trained in craniofacial plastic surgery. He is dedicated to working with you to provide the most innovative yet effective surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire.