Tummy Tuck Procedure
Tummy tuck will be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The surgeon makes incisions under your navel to remove the excess skin and fat. The length of the incisions depends on the type of tummy tuck and the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed. However, two incisions will be made, one around the navel, and the other from hip bone on one side to the other side of the body. Then he will pull down the upper abdominal skin and suture the remaining skin together creating an abdominal contour more proportionate to your body type. Then the navel will be replaced with a more natural-looking position. The whole procedure may take up to 5 hours. Mini tummy tuck involves a single incision in which the surgeon can remove excess skin and fat. During this procedure, your surgeon will not move your belly button and may only take up to 2 hours.