The tummy tuck is one of the most transformative procedures in plastic surgery. Scanning before-and-after images, it’s easy to be swept up by the dramatic changes in appearance. But in doing so, you may miss the subtler nuances, like the proportions of the navel and the discreet contours of the abdomen, that signal next-level outcomes.
Like so many avenues of cosmetic plastic surgery, the tummy tuck has evolved considerably in recent years. Dr. Davis has refined his techniques and learned how to safely enhance their results. When choosing surgical providers it usually comes down to small differences in those results. To help with your decision, here are three details you want to make sure to note while reviewing galleries.
A low-profile scar
Ideally, a tummy tuck scar heals as a fine line just above or slightly within the pubic hair. The goal, of course, is for it to be completely concealed when you pull on a standard bikini bottom. Mind you, that’s a big ask, considering the average tummy tuck incision runs from hip bone to hip bone. And because most people’s hips and backs aren’t perfectly straight to begin with.
That said, the scar, while remaining out of sight, should actually accentuate the overall result. The tummy tuck involves tugging, contouring, and a bit of geometry. By creating a low-sitting scar, the surgeon’s able to change the way the sides look and the way the abdomen itself looks. So, also look for a scar that’s balanced and symmetric.
A contoured midsection
Appealing as a tight-looking abdomen might sound, it doesn’t look natural. The current standard (which does) is softer and shapelier, with subtle curves and depressions. To achieve those contours, liposuction is usually incorporated into the tummy tuck.
In addition to removing fat from the hips, flanks, and back during the surgery, meticulous surgeons will carefully sculpt the area above the belly button, which creates a barely-perceptible little groove that’s inherent in a youthful abdomen. Details like that may be very subtle, but they all contribute to the overall result.
Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is here to assist you to get the goals you want. Please contact us and we are more than happy to assist you in selecting the right procedure and answer your questions via a virtual consult.