BODY PROCEDURE | MODIFIED TUMMY TUCK

TYPE 3 REDUNDANCY MODIFIED TUMMY TUCK

Modified tummy tuck

This type of redundancy is somewhere between a type 2 and type 4. Meaning that the skin and fat has to be mobilized all the way to the chest wall and brought down, the muscles have to be tightened, and the belly button is transposed to a new location just as in a fully tumm tuck, but the redundancy is not enough to allow removal of all of the skin and fat between the belly button and the groins, as is done in a full tummy tuck. Therefore the old location of the belly button has to be sutured vertically, leaving a small vertical scar somewhere between the new belly button and the groins.

There are a very small percentage of individuals who have this specific type of redundancy and in our own series of nearly 2,000 tummy tucks, we have not had more than 5 patients in whom this type of tummy tuck had to be done. This type of tummy tuck is referred to as MODIFIED TUMMY TUCK.

In the BEFORE drawing the shaded area indicates the skin and fat that will be removed. The green arrows indicate the direction that the remaining skin and fat will be pulled. In the AFTER drawing, the red line indicated the usual location and size of the resulting scar. Note the small vertical red line which is the location of the original belly button that was pulled down and sutured vertically

Modified Tummy Tuck

TUMMY TUCK PHOTO GALLERY

For photos of different types of tummy tuck please visit the Tummy Tuck Photo Gallery Below.  For more photos of different types of Tummy Tuck you may also visit the section on Mommy Makeover”. 

Patients with isolated Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) or in combination with other procedures.

Click on each photo to see different views.

Note: Individual results may vary from patient to patient.

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