Tummy Tuck – circumferential
The circumferential abdominoplasty, also known as a “belt lipectomy” or an extended abominoplasty, is a procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the entire circumference of the lower abdomen and waist line to achieve a firmer and smoother torso contour. The procedure is suitable for both males and females.
A firmer, smoother and tighter torso brings many benefits for most patients. These include:
- A return to a more youthful and balanced physique.
- A decrease in physical symptoms attributable to the excess and skin and fat around the abdomen.
- Improved self-confidence in social settings.
- A change in body image allowing a wider range of clothing possibilities.
You can expect a smoother, flatter and firmer abdomen with a narrower waist line. As excess skin is removed circumferentially the buttocks are also usually less saggy. The umbilicus (tummy button) changes shape and is left in a more vertically orientated shape resembling that of a youthful abdomen. Your tummy tuck scar should ideally be located low on the torso so that it is easily covered by your underwear or a bathing suit.