Tummy tuck removes excess sagging skin and fat throughout the area between the navel and the pubis.
Abdominoplasty (or abdominoplasty) is a lifting technique used to remove excess sagging skin and fat. It is the most complete belly surgery, it removes all the excess skin between the navel and the pubis.
The indications for abdominoplasty
The abdominoplasty can act on three defects at the same time:
- A surplus of fat in the belly: It appears with age in men most often from their forties and in women after menopause.
- Excess skin: What is visible is the classic abdominal apron following pregnancy or significant weight loss.
- A separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis of the rectus abdominis) of congenital origin or following a cesarean section.
If the excess fat is significant and the skin sagging moderate without distension of the muscles, liposuction of the belly is sufficient to cause a limited retraction of the skin, but still sufficient.
In case of significant excess fat and skin with muscle relaxation, it becomes necessary to perform a tummy tuck.
When the patient has a tummy without an abdominal apron and does not want a scar, she can use the Renuvion technique which couples radio frequency and helium gas to create a thermal effect that retracts the skin.