Are you a Tummy Tuck candidate?

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Are you a Tummy Tuck candidate?

By Michael L. Thornton DO FACOS
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center

At Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center, we offer varying degrees of tummy tuck procedures to accommodate your unique physical profile.  This determination is made on an individual basis during your consultation with Dr. Michael Thornton.  His decision is based upon on several important factors including, the amount of loose abdominal skin, underlying fat, amount of stretch marks, location of abdominal scars, and laxity of your underlying abdominal muscles.

The majority of our patients seeking a tummy tuck procedure do so for three major reasons:  1) To eliminate lower abdominal stretch marks, 2) To eliminate lower abdominal loose and saggy skin, and 3) To correct abdominal muscle weakness or separation (diastasis).

For most patients who have moderate muscle separation and who also have large amounts of loose abdominal skin, a standard abdominoplasty procedure is usually performed.  During a standard abdominoplasty procedure, the excess skin below your belly button is  removed and your abdominal muscles are tightened along the mid-line.

In contrast, patients with minimal loose skin, stretch marks, and abdominal wall separation may benefit from a “mini” tummy tuck instead.  During a mini tummy tuck, the surgical scar is smaller and only the muscles below the belly button are tightened.  The recovery time is much shorter as compared to a traditional tummy tuck…that’s what makes the mini tummy tuck so “mini”, because it is basically smaller version.

Cosmetic surgery consultations for clients from Mansfield, Arlington, or the Fort Worth area for abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck are complimentary at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center.  For more information about mini tummy tucks or to make an appointment, please call us at 817-477-9000.