Men and women all over the Palm Harbor And Clearwater area struggle with the appearance of their abdomen. Whether your belly didn’t bounce back after having children, or you can’t seem to lose those last few inches around your mid-section no matter how much you exercise, for some flat abs can seem like a pipe dream. But don’t lose hope. Dr. Moraitis of Moraitis Plastic Surgery in Palm Harbor And Clearwater can provide you with a tighter, more contoured tummy with a tummy tuck.
Because we live in such a beautiful area and are surrounded by amazing beaches, many of Dr. Moraitis’ patients want to know whether or not a tummy tuck will leave visible scarring. After all, no one wants to let others in on their secret by flashing a big scar while they’re at the beach. This blog will tell you more about the tummy tuck procedure and the steps Dr. Moraitis takes in order to give you results without leaving behind a visible scar.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
At Moraitis Plastic Surgery in the Palm Harbor And Clearwater area, Dr. Moraitis offers two tummy tuck techniques, the full tummy tuck, and the mini tummy tuck:
- Full tummy tuck. This technique addresses excess skin and tightens muscles from the rib cage down. Palm Harbor And Clearwater area patients who have a large amount of extra skin and fat, and suffer from underlying muscle separation, are good candidates for the full tummy tuck approach.
- Mini tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck technique tightens skin and repairs muscles from the belly button down. Palm Harbor And Clearwater area patients who have just a small amount of extra skin and fat may be good candidates for this tummy tuck approach.
After Dr. Moraitis has removed the necessary skin and fat and repaired separated abdominal muscles, he will advance the remaining skin over the abdominal wall for a natural, slim appearance.
Incision Placement for Tummy Tuck
To perform the full tummy tuck technique, Dr. Moraitis will create an incision from hip to hip. While this incision is long, it will be hidden well below the bikini line so no one will see it. This long incision gives Dr. Moraitis the access he needs to address the skin, fat, and muscles throughout the entire abdominal area.
If you are a candidate for the mini tummy tuck technique, Dr. Moraitis will place your incision in the same area—below the bikini line—but the incision will be much smaller and will not stretch from hip to hip. From this incision, he will be able to make the necessary adjustments to the extra skin and fat and restore separated abdominal muscles successfully.
Call Dr. Moraitis at Moraitis Plastic Surgery Today
If you’ve been on the fence about the tummy tuck procedure because you were unsure of how visible your scar would be, we hope we’ve put your mind at ease.
To schedule your initial tummy tuck consultation and find out which technique is right for you, simply call Moraitis Plastic Surgery in the Palm Harbor And Clearwater area today at (727) 773-9796 and a member of Dr. Moraitis’ team will be happy to assist you.