What is abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is also known as sagging lower abdomen correction, abdominal wall correction, or panniculectomy, and is popularly known as a tummy tuck. It is a procedure where the skin is made thinner and firmer by removing excess skin and fat. Muscles are retightened to firm up the abdominal wall. In the following, we will go into the different types of abdominoplasty. There is, for example, the full tummy tuck, but also the mini tummy tuck and Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty.
Curious about results we have achieved so far? Be sure to take a look at our abdominoplasty before and after pictures page to get a good idea of what we can do. Do bear in mind, however, that results may differ from person to person. To find out what we can do for you, simply book a no-obligation consultation.
Abdominoplasty is an option for both women and men. This page focuses specifically on women. For men who are interested in a tummy tuck, we have a special abdominoplasty for men page.
Mini Tummy Tuck
With a mini tummy tuck or mini abdominoplasty, the surgeon will remove excess skin below the belly button, i.e. from the lower abdomen. The incision will normally be hidden below the bikini line. The abdominal muscles below the belly button can also be tightened. There is also the option to remove excess fat from the lower abdomen during a mini tummy tuck.
Full tummy tuck
This procedure sees the surgeon remove excess skin and fat tissue from the upper and lower abdomen. Weak abdominal muscles are tightened to firm up your abdominal wall. If necessary, your belly button will be moved for a more natural look.
If you have excess skin or fat tissue in your abdomen, Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty is an option you could consider. Like with a mini tummy tuck, the surgeon will make a horizontal incision just above the pubic area, i.e. below the bikini line. A second vertical incision will run from the pubic hair line to the rib cage. This incision will be stitched in a reversed T-shape.
Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty almost always involves removal and reattachment of the belly button, meaning that this procure will also leave a scar around the belly button.
Another option is to correct your abdomen and buttocks in one single procedure. Torsoplasty is a procedure where the surgeon makes an incision that goes all the way around the body. The exact location of the incision depends on your body and on what you want out of the procedure. The scar will normally run from hip to hip.
When you decide to have a tummy tuck, you want to be sure you are choosing a clinic you can trust. At Wellness Kliniek, we have the best and most experienced surgeons, who will give you the abs you’ve been dreaming of. Get rid of loose fat and go for toned abs. We will also get you all the information you need, so that you always know where you stand. For safe abdominoplasty in Belgium, Wellness Kliniek is the place to go!