Not everyone has the time to sculpt the perfect stomach. With busy schedules and little time for recreation, it can be difficult for people to invest the necessary amount of time into sculpting their bodies. For those who want that perfectly flat stomach but have a hard time putting in the appropriate amount of time, an abdominoplasty is a good option.

An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is for anyone who wants to get rid of excess fat and skin from their stomach area. If you feel self conscious about your stomach and want a perfectly lean look, then a tummy tuck can help you to achieve that.

If you decide to undergo a tummy tuck, but your needs are minimal, you do not have to go in for the full procedure. If you require the removal of a small amount of excess skin and fat from your navel area, and you still manage to exercise and have a good diet, then a partial tummy tuck is the ideal option for you.

The partial tummy tuck involves making a small insertion at or on top of the pubic region. The process aims to tighten the skin, remove excess fat and gives the appearance of a flat, toned stomach. The incision used resembles that used in a caesarean operation. In this manner, the muscles in the stomach area can be tightened and excess abdominal skin will be removed.

It’s important to note that not everyone can apply to have a partial tummy tuck. There are certain criteria that you need to meet before your surgeon will agree to operate on you. Before undergoing the procedure, you should be in good general health and be from any underlying health conditions. You should also have realistic expectations about your results.

What You Need To Know About Getting A Partial Tummy Tuck

Ensuring that you find a good surgeon is the first step toward a good end result. The last thing you want is a botched operation or unnecessary scarring. While a partial tummy tuck does result in a scar after the operation, this scar can be easily hidden, even if you are wearing a bikini.

A badly done operation however, may result in more severe post-surgical marks. In order to find the right surgeon, you will need to do your research and locate someone with a proven track record of success in the field.

Once you have thoroughly discussed your needs and goals with a surgeon who you trust, you can then begin your tummy tuck journey. A partial tummy tuck takes less time during recovery than a full abdominoplasty, and you can expect to resume your normal lifestyle within a few days after the surgery.

The primary changes you can expect after the operation is less fat and excess skin around your mid-region. But remember that these changes will be localized around the mid-abdomen area. The size of the incision can vary between a few inches of length to hipbone to hipbone.

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A partial tummy tuck can deliver the body you desire without the intensiveness and downtime required by the traditional technique. During a consultation with Dr. James Hardy, a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can learn more about the procedure and the benefits it can provide in a safe and comfortable setting. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today.