Plastic Surgeon Dr. Russell F. Sassani
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Everybody has the dream of a perfect body. This is the reason why they undergo so many types of cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale to achieve the figure they have always wanted. Every person has a different reason for having plastic surgery, but there are some common ones. One of these reasons is excess skin in their abdominal area.


Tummy tuck Florida is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and sculpts a tighter, flatter abdomen. This can improve one’s self-esteem and sense of well-being. A tummy tuck is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, with people often going home on the same day as the procedure.


Tummy tuck surgery has evolved over the years in Take Shape. From major procedures that take hours to recover from, such as full tummy tuck surgery, to minimally invasive procedures like mini tummy tuck, performed through smaller incisions. Keep reading for details about each procedure, and more advice on how to decide between a full and mini tummy tuck.


The Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck is a popular type of cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale. It is a surgical procedure done at Take Shape that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. It also tightens the muscles and fascia. The full tummy tuck is for patients who have significant amounts of excess skin and fat in their abdominal area. During this procedure, the plastic surgeon Sassani will remove these areas of unwanted tissue while performing liposuction at the same time. The final result will give you an hourglass figure that looks great in clothes and bikinis,


A full tummy tuck involves making an incision around each side of your navel as well as extending down toward the pubic bone region. However, with a full tummy tuck, you will have deeper incisions. These will be on each side of your lower abdomen region. Which allows for more excess skin removal than what is possible with just a mini tummy tuck procedure alone.


The Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck at Take Shape is for patients who have only a small amount of excess skin and fat in their abdominal area. It does not involve muscle tightening or removal of excess fat. The mini tummy tuck targets only one area: your lower abdomen. The doctor will remove any excess skin that may be hanging over your lower abdominal area. They won’t perform any liposuction or tighten your muscles during this type of procedure. This is because they aren’t necessary for such a small area of surgery.


During a mini tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon Sassani will make an incision around the navel and then extend it down toward the pubic bone. The Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon will remove any extra skin and fat from this area, then use sutures to close up the incision site. Tummy tuck Florida typically takes about two hours to complete and results in little scarring on your abdomen or waistline area.


These surgeries can do a lot to revitalize your body, but there are still a lot of differences between them. Consider your options carefully before moving forward. Be sure to discuss your expectations and goals with your Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon at Take Shape. Call us today for more information.

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