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Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Information

Tummy Tuck

  • Duration: App. 2~3 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Fasting: From 8 hours before the surgery
  • Stitch Removal: 2 weeks after
  • Hospitalization: 1 day
  • Shower: Partially available
  • Recommended Staying Period in Korea: Min. 2 weeks
  • Compressive Garment: Recommended to wear at all times for the first month and put it on at home or while asleep for another month
  • Recovery Period: Return to everyday activity 1 weeks after
What is Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is often recommended for reducing stretch marks and removing droopy skin resulting from child birth. Abdominoplasty can be classified into two methods; liposuction and panniculectomy (which is dermal-fat incision method). Most cases can be resolved through liposuction but in the case of excessive fats and worsened skin elasticity, abdominoplasty is recommended. Fat and excess skin is removed via lipo, then muscle tissue is pulled and tightened. This surgery can correct your body to be slim and elastic. Wonjin performs it very accurately throughout analysis of patients’ body type, age, skin condition, fat, and muscle.
Recommended for those who
  1. 1. Are with severe obesity
  2. 2. Have extremely saggy abdomen due to loss of elasticity
  3. 3. Have saggy skin and stretchmark after childbirth
  4. 4. Have saggy abdomen due to relaxation of abdomen muscle
  5. 5. Lost skin elasticity due to rapid weight loss/gain
  6. 6. Desire to refine skin after liposuction

Tummy Tuck Surgeries

  • Overall Tummy Tuck

    This is the most general tummy tuck surgery which cuts the lower abdomen. The scar remains between the right and left the pelvic bones and is longer than a cesarean scar. Principle of liposuction - Surgical area, Suture

    Surgical area Suture

  • Mini Tummy tuck

    This is an effective way to get rid of excessive fat of the lower belly. Compared to general tummy tucks, the incision line is smaller, which allows the belly button to remain in place. The size of scar is similar to cesarean scar. Mini Tummy tuck - Surgical area, Suture

    Surgical area Suture

  • Extended Tummy Tuck

    This way is the most effective method which gets rid of the overall fat on your belly. It removes droopy or saggy skin and rough skin on the waist and side. It leaves a long scar but can be hidden under your underwear. This extended tummy tuck enhance your abdominal muscle and improves the body contour of the whole belly. Extended Tummy Tuck - Surgical area, Suture

    Surgical area Suture

  • Circumferential Tummy Tuck

    This is usually performed on patients who have lost a great deal of weight and now have loose and saggy skin around their entire body. Incision is made all around the waist line. Circumferential Tummy Tuck - Surgical area, Suture

    Surgical area Suture

  • Reverse Tummy Tuck

    This is for the upper part of the belly, not the lower part. In this case, your skin under the breast is cut and the abdomen skin is pulled. Reverse tummy tuck - Surgical area, Suture

    Surgical area Suture

Tummy Tuck Surgical Processing

  • STEP 01

    Make incision around navel depending on necessary of desquamation area of skin incision line (dotted line) + subcutaneous fat layer

  • STEP 02

    Loose abdominal wall is collected toward the center and tightened. (normally called abdominal wall plastic surgery)

  • STEP 03

    Excess skin is pulled down (arrow) and the hip and stomach line are improved.

  • STEP 04

    For women who had a caesarean operation, cesarean scar is extended so it can be hidden when patients wear underwear or swimsuit.