Do you still have a tummy pooch despite eating well and exercising? It can be difficult to restore your body’s shape after significant changes in your figure (such as pregnancy or major weight loss), and even a healthy lifestyle may not be able to restore your midsection. Even if you have lost belly fat, you may still be experiencing a decrease in skin elasticity, which can cause your skin to sag.
A tummy tuck is an effective solution in regards to restoring the appearance of your midsection. Reshaping your midsection with a tummy tuck Baltimore or abdominoplasty procedure comes in a variety of ways. Dr. Jeffrey Schreiber and trained staff at Baltimore Plastic Surgery in Maryland offer various types of tummy tuck options to transform your midsection and get you the results you always wanted.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive procedure but provides the same great results as a traditional tummy tuck, this version is ideal for a patient whose diet and exercise efforts have plateaued leaving them with a small area or “pooch” below the belly button. A mini tummy tuck involves a much smaller incision just above the pubic area and doesn’t involve the belly button needing to be repositioned. Due to its smaller incision, scarring is more limited and it can be concealed by undergarments or a bathing suit.
Full Tummy Tuck
This is the most common tummy tuck procedure performed that concentrates on reshaping and toning up the lower abdominal area. It is extremely common for women who have gone through pregnancy and childbirth. A full tummy tuck Baltimore uses an incision that is slightly longer (hip to hip) than the mini tummy tuck, but it allows Dr. Schreiber to remove a large amount of excess abdominal skin and it allows him to tighten the muscles along the entire length of the abdomen. The belly button is sometimes repositioned so that the outcome looks symmetrical and natural. If you previously had a C-section with pregnancy it can be reused to reduce any additional scarring. Most traditional tummy tuck incisions can be hidden by undergarments or a bathing suit.
Extended Tummy Tuck
The extended tummy tuck Baltimore is for patients needing a significant amount of skin or fatty tissue removed in their lower abdominal area and also the hip or lower back “love handle” regions. When patients are concerned about their side waist or flanks in addition to the frontal abdominal area, Dr. Jeffrey Schreiber can extend the incision around the waist to help contour this area tremendously. It is more invasive with a longer incision made above the pubic area, the entire width of the abdominal area which extends to the back of each hip. The belly button is also repositioned in this procedure and then reconstructed to look normal. Due to this procedure being more invasive, patients are typically required to spend one night in the hospital for recovery and like with a standard tummy tuck the incision can be hidden with undergarments or a bathing suit.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck
This is the ultimate re-contouring procedure for the trunk. It addresses everything the extended abdominoplasty does, with the addition of excising excess lower back skin and elevating the buttocks. If the appearance of the entire mid-section bothers the patient, then Dr. Schreiber can perform a circumferential tummy tuck. This scar goes around the waist to the back, but it allows Dr. Schreiber to improve the appearance of the entire mid-section. This includes the frontal abdominal area, the waist, the flanks, and even the buttocks.
Reverse Tummy Tuck
A reverse abdominoplasty involves the upper portion of the midsection just below the breasts. Some patients can have a lower abdominal area that is toned and flat but their upper torso has loose skin or extra fatty tissue. This procedure is ideal with a mini tummy tuck for an overall midsection makeover. It is also an option to do with breast augmentation or breasts enhancements, due to where the reverse tummy tuck incision is made, therefore allowing these cosmetic procedures to be done at the same time. The reverse tummy tuck incision can be hidden (for women) with a bra or bathing suit top.
With 5 different types or variations there is a solution to get you the stomach or abs you always wanted. Dr. Jeffrey Schreiber and trained staff in the Baltimore MD and surrounding area are here to help you make the decision which tummy tuck is the right choice for you. Call or schedule your tummy tuck consultation today.